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The medicine line : life and death on a North American borderland, Beth LaDow

Label
The medicine line : life and death on a North American borderland
Title
The medicine line
Title remainder
life and death on a North American borderland
Statement of responsibility
Beth LaDow
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Along the border between Montana and Saskatchewan lies one hundred miles of hard and desolate terrain, a remote place where Native and new American nations came together in a contest for land, wealth, and survival. Following explorers Lewis and Clark and Alexander Mackenzie, both Americans and Canadians launched the process of empire along the 49th parallel, disrupting the lives of Native peoples who began to traverse this imaginary line in search of refuge. In this evocative and beautifully rendered portrait, Beth LaDow recreates the unstable world along this harsh frontier, capturing the complex history of a borderland known as "the medicine line" to the Indians who lived there
  • When Sitting Bull crossed the boundary for the last time in 1881, weary of pursuit by the U.S. cavalry and the constant threat of starvation, the region opened up to railroad men and settlers, determined to make a living. But the unforgiving landscape would resist repeated attempts to subdue it, from the schemes of powerful railroad magnate James J. Hill, to the exploits of Canadian Mountie James Walsh, to the misguided dreams of ranchers and homesteaders, whose difficult existence is best captured in Wallace Stegner's plaintive accounts of a boyhood spent in this stark place
  • Drawing on little-known diaries, letters, and memoris, as well as interviews with the descendants of settlers and native peoples, The Medicine Line reveals how national interests were transformed by the powerful alchemy of mingling peoples and the place they shared. With a historian's insight and a storyteller's gift, LaDow questions some of our deepest assumptions about a nationalist frontier past and finds in this least-known place a new historical and emotional heart-land of the North American West
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
LaDow, Beth
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F737.B63
LC item number
L34 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Blaine County (Mont.)
  • Cypress Hills (Alta. and Sask.)
  • Fort Belknap Indian Reservation (Mont.)
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Northern boundary of the United States
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Pioneers
  • Pioneers
Label
The medicine line : life and death on a North American borderland, Beth LaDow
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-263) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • p. 23.
  • 3.
  • Sanctuary
  • p. 43.
  • 4.
  • If You Build It, Will They Come?
  • p. 73.
  • 5.
  • Which Side Are You On?
  • p. 89.
  • Prologue: Through the Looking Glass
  • 6.
  • A
  • Living or a Way of Life?
  • p. 103.
  • 7.
  • What Are We Fighting For?
  • p. 123.
  • 8.
  • The
  • Cosmopolitan Throng
  • p. XI.
  • p. 149.
  • 9.
  • "We Can Play Baseball on the Other Side"
  • p. 173.
  • 10.
  • Nature's "Incivilities"
  • p. 193.
  • Epilogue: Wallace Stegner and the North American West
  • p. 213
  • 1.
  • Drawing the Line
  • p. 1.
  • 2.
  • The
  • "Melting Pot of Hell"
Control code
45247237
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 272 pages
Isbn
9780415927642
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
00042496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
The medicine line : life and death on a North American borderland, Beth LaDow
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-263) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • p. 23.
  • 3.
  • Sanctuary
  • p. 43.
  • 4.
  • If You Build It, Will They Come?
  • p. 73.
  • 5.
  • Which Side Are You On?
  • p. 89.
  • Prologue: Through the Looking Glass
  • 6.
  • A
  • Living or a Way of Life?
  • p. 103.
  • 7.
  • What Are We Fighting For?
  • p. 123.
  • 8.
  • The
  • Cosmopolitan Throng
  • p. XI.
  • p. 149.
  • 9.
  • "We Can Play Baseball on the Other Side"
  • p. 173.
  • 10.
  • Nature's "Incivilities"
  • p. 193.
  • Epilogue: Wallace Stegner and the North American West
  • p. 213
  • 1.
  • Drawing the Line
  • p. 1.
  • 2.
  • The
  • "Melting Pot of Hell"
Control code
45247237
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 272 pages
Isbn
9780415927642
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
00042496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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