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Stone Songs on the Trail of Tears
The Journey of an Installation

Pat Musick, with Jerry Carr and Bill Woodiel
Essays by Donald Harington and Jack Baker

A poignant art installation captures an important and tragic moment of Native American history

This book chronicles a journey to commemorate a portion of the great and tragic Trail of Tears, with photographs, poetry, maps, journal entries, and introductory essays on art and history. Following the tradition of Christo, and inspired by installation artist Andy Goldsworthy, Musick and crew created an art installation titled Stone Songs on the Trail of Tears. (more …)

120 pages, 70 color photos, 1 map
11" x 9"
$24.95 Cloth
ISBN 1-55728-800-3


The Rumble of a Distant DrumThe Quapaws and Old World Newcomers, 1673–1804

Morris S. Arnold

The fascinating story of the interracial cooperation that sustained the tiny frontier settlement of Arkansas Post for six generations. (more …)

"Arnold's clear, non-polemic narrative most importantly humanizes the Quapaws, stripping away platitudes and stereotypes and giving them back their roles as complex actors in the colonial adventures of the region."

—Ann M. Early, State Archaeologist

2000, 336 pages, 30 illustrations
$35.00 cloth
1-55728-590-X


Fort Reno and the Indian Territory Frontier

Stan Hoig

When Ben Clark, the prideful scout who knew and loved Fort Reno, ended his own life in 1914, the military post that had once thrived on America's frontier was brought to a poignant end. Like a scout, the author guides us through Fort Reno, the Darlington agency, the Chisholm Trail and trading activities in Indian Territory from 1874 to around 1900. (more …)

2000, 320 pages, 48 illustrations
$34.95 cloth, 1-88728-622-1

2005, 298 pages
$16.95 paper, 1-55728-809-7


The Cherokees and Their Chiefs
In the Wake of Empire

Stan Hoig

In this newly researched and synthesized history of the Cherokees, Hoig traces the displacement of the tribe and the Trail of Tears, the great trauma of the Civil War, the destruction of tribal autonomy, and the Cherokee people's phoenix-like rise in political and social stature during the twentieth century.

History Book Club Selection

1998, 352 pages
$34.00 cloth (s), 978-1-55728-527-0 | 1-55728-527-6
$24.95 paper (s), 978-1-55728-528-7 | 1-55728-528-4


We Are a People in This World
The Lakota Sioux and the Massacre at Wounded Knee

Conger Beasley Jr.

In this compelling book, the author alternately recounts the events and details of the 1890 massacre of the Lakota Sioux at Wounded Knee and his participation, one hundred years later, in the commemorative Big Foot Memorial Ride. The counterpoint and contrast between the two events produces a powerful effect; the oral accounts of the survivors of the slaughter are sometimes so brutal that the reader needs to be taken away, if only into the cold and wind of a century later.

1995, 172 pages
$19.95 paper (s)
978-1-55728-386-3 | 1-55728-386-9


Cultural Encounters in the Early South
Indians and Europeans in Arkansas

Compiled by Jeannie M. Whayne

These stories of unique and distinct peoples, their interactions, and their influences on Arkansas and the South fill a void in the literature examining French and Spanish encounters with the Indians. Using historical, anthropological, and archaeological approaches, these essays collectively cover the European-Indian experience in the region, from DeSoto's first contact in 1541 through the Louisiana Purchase of 1803.

1995, 240 pages
$39.95 cloth (s)
978-1-55728-394-8 | 1-55728-394-X

 

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