The Year the Stars Fell: Lakota Winter Counts at the Smithsonian

by ,

Write The First Customer Review

Winter counts--pictorial calendars by which Plains Indians kept track of their past--marked each year with a picture of a memorable event. The Lakota, or Western Sioux, recorded many different events in their winter counts, but all include "the year the stars fell," the spectacular Leonid meteor shower of 1833-34. This volume is an unprecedented assemblage of information on the important collection of Lakota winter counts at the Smithsonian, a core resource for the study of Lakota history and culture. Fourteen winter counts ...

The Year the Stars Fell: Lakota Winter Counts at the Smithsonian 2007, University of Nebraska Press, Washington, DC

ISBN-13: 9780803222113

Hardcover

Select