Encounters at the Heart of the World

encountersEncounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People
by Elizabeth A. Fenn
2014 /  480 pages
rating – 8 / US history (Indian)
(self-select)

Interesting to me because of the North Dakota connection and I’ve also read a fair amount about the Indians of North America since college days (many moons ago).  .

This history begins with the author’s personal travels in central North Dakota in the early 21st century.  Then she gets into the geography and natural progression of their migration to the North Dakota area, their myths, housing, hunting, agriculture and wars.   Then come the effects of the European incursion starting with  a guy named La Vérendrye and his sons and a few other lone traders to trade with other native groups for horses and guns.   >>>>MORE>>>>

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