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The Resource Encounters at the heart of the world : a history of the Mandan people, Elizabeth A. Fenn

Encounters at the heart of the world : a history of the Mandan people, Elizabeth A. Fenn

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Encounters at the heart of the world : a history of the Mandan people
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Encounters at the heart of the world
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a history of the Mandan people
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Elizabeth A. Fenn
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eng
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Encounters at the Heart of the World concerns the Mandan Indians, iconic Plains people whose teeming, busy towns on the upper Missouri River were for centuries at the center of the North American universe. We know of them mostly because Lewis and Clark spent the winter of 1804-1805 with them, but why don't we know more? Who were they really? Elizabeth A. Fenn retrieves their history by piecing together important new discoveries in archaeology, anthropology, geology, climatology, epidemiology, and nutritional science. By 1500, more than twelve thousand Mandans were established on the northern Plains, and their commercial prowess, agricultural skills, and reputation for hospitality became famous. Recent archaeological discoveries show how they thrived, and then how they collapsed. The damage wrought by imported diseases like smallpox and the havoc caused by the arrival of horses and steamboats were tragic for the Mandans, yet, as Fenn makes clear, their sense of themselves as a people with distinctive traditions endured
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Title
Encounters at the heart of the world
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Draws on important new discoveries in a range of disciplines to chronicle the history of the Mandan Native Americans while sharing revisionist perspectives about their thriving commercial and agricultural practices before European diseases decimated their culture
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  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2014.
  • Pulitzer Prize for History, 2015.
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
305.897522
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E99.M2
LC item number
F46 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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adult
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Elizabeth A. Fenn
Encounters at the heart of the world : a history of the Mandan people, Elizabeth A. Fenn
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Encounters at the heart of the world : a history of the Mandan people, Elizabeth A. Fenn
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-428) and index
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ocn846545690
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Edition
First Edition
Extent
xix, 456 pages
Isbn
9780809042395
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013032994
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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