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Indigenous Peoples: Lakota

This guide supports Prof. Ulrike Wiethaus' courses on Indigenous Peoples.

Red Cloud

Red Cloud

Red Cloud

Text of the Ft. Laramie Treaty (1868)

Sitting Bull

Sitting Bull

Last Horse

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Last Horse, a Sioux Indian, poses in full war paint in 1899 carrying a spear and shield.

Iron Shell

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Courtesy of the Nebraska State Historical Society


Lakota Dakota Portal.  Scroll to the bottom of the page to see the entire menu.  You'll find links to sites about history, treaties, tribal web sites, language, and more. This is a joint project of Creighton University and the Vancouver School of Theology.

The Sun Dance and Other Ceremonies of the Oglala Division of The Teton Dakota as recorded by J. R. Walker in 1917.

Myths and Sacred Texts of the Lakota and other Plains Indians

Images of the Indian Peoples of the Northern Great Plains is a searchable online photograph database created with grant support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services National Leadership Grant Program.

Galler, Robert.  "Making Common Cause: Yanktonais and Catholic Missionaries on the Northern Plains."  Ethnohistory 2008 55(3):439-464; DOI:10.1215/00141801-2008-004 Duke University Press

The Jesuit Mission to the Lakota Sious: Pastoral Theology and Ministry, 1886 1945. by Ross Alexander Enochs.

Fr. Buechel S.J.'s Collection of Winter Counts

Red Cloud Indian School

From Marquette University Special Collections, HOLY ROSARY MISSION/RED CLOUD INDIAN SCHOOL RECORDS
GENERAL PUBLICATIONS, 1869-1943, 1945-1988, 2000, 2002, n.d.

Marquette University, Help Pages and Master Index to Native Catholic Record Guides scroll down to the entry on Dakota and click on the hyperlink to open an PDF.

Lakota/Dakota - a bibliography

From Marquette Univ:

Anthropologist Holds MacLean Chair, Brings Appreciation for Native American Experience From Omaha’s Creighton University, Raymond Bucko, S.J., joins Saint Joseph’s Department of Sociology as the spring semester’s Donald I. MacLean Chair. Fr. Bucko is professor of anthropology and director of the Native American Studies Program at Creighton, where’s he’s taught since 2000. While at Saint Joseph’s, Fr. Bucko will continue his research and writing on the Buechel Memorial Lakota Museum and health care issues among Lakota people. The Buechel Museum, named for Eugene Buechel, S.J., a German Jesuit who lived and worked among the Lakota and collected words, native plants, and cultural artifacts, —among them decorated clothing, tools and games— from the turn of the century. Fr. Bucko has been working to make these artifacts, located in a museum in South Dakota, available to everyone, particularly Lakota people themselves, through an online database. In all there are approximately 4,000 artifacts to enter into the database with pictures and full descriptions. HawkEyeTuesday, January 16, 2007
This interest in Native American people started at a young age, Fr. Bucko recalls, and continued into his Jesuit formation when he was sent to the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation in Montana as a novice. Now Fr. Bucko runs the Lakota Immersion
Mentorship Program for Creighton and takes faculty, staff and administrators to work with Lakota high school students applying
for colleges and scholarships. This semester, in addition to his research endeavors, Fr. Bucko will teach the course Native American Studies. He will present his lecture as MacLean Chair about Father Buechel and his museum on February 20, and he will also participate in this semester’s SJU Learns series, presenting on Native American rites of passage on March 19. “Since my arrival at Saint Joseph’s I’ve encountered nothing  but kindness,” said Fr. Bucko. “Coming to a new place of course leads to somewhat embarrassing questions like ‘how do I mail a letter?’ and ‘where is the bathroom?’ Everyone has been so  accommodatingand I already feel at home. I look forward to sharing my knowledge of anthropology and appreciation for Native American cultures with the students here.” The Donald I. MacLean, S.J. Chair is held by members of the Society of Jesus who are accomplished teachers and scholars in the arts and sciences. Established to emphasize that the University’s Jesuit identity is inseparable from the finest teaching, scholarship, and collegiate discourse, the Chair is named in honor of Donald I.MacLean, S.J., former president of Saint Joseph’s. —Kelly Welsh ’05 (M.A)

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