Building the Nation Back Up
The Politics of Identity on the
Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

By Mikael Kurkiala
Nov. 1997
Almqvist & Wiksell
ISBN: 91-554-4053-3
254 p.
$68.50 Paper Original

This book deals with the formation of a discourse on ethnic identity among the Oglala Lakota Sioux on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Based on studies of literature, archival material and field work, the Lakota emerge as a people in a contested space cleared by specific historical circumstances and caught between their own culture and the dominant American culture overall.

Series: Uppsala Studies in Cultural Anthropology

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