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CLIP 11410

An outsider's view of the Oglala people

An outsider's view of the Oglala people

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Key Info
  • An outsider's view of the Oglala people
  • Duration: 04:12
  • American traveller of the 1840s Francis Parkman's memories are used to describe the life and culture of the Oglala people. He describes the almost perpetual state of war between the Oglala and neighbouring peoples. He also describes the nomadic nature of their lifestyle and the importance of hunting and the buffalo and gives a dramatic account of a hunt. Finally, Parkman previews the decline of the buffalo in the face of extensive westward migration.
  • Subject:



    USA: The American West

  • Keywords: Oglala, ritual, Parkman, buffalo, hunt, plains
Ideas for use in class
  • How valuable is the evidence provided by Francis Parkman? What other sources of information would you use to check the accuracy and representativeness of his account?
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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