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Dust Rose Like Smoke : The Subjugation of the Zulu and the Sioux (New) (Paperback) (James O. Gump)

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In 1876 Lakota and Cheyenne warriors annihilated Custer’s Seventh Cavalry at Little Bighorn. Three years later and half a world away, a British force was wiped out by Zulu warriors at Isandhlwana in South Africa. In both cases the total defeat of regular army troops by forces regarded as undisciplined barbarian tribesmen stunned an imperial nation.

Although the similarities between the two frontier encounters have long been noted, James O. Gump’s bookThe Dust Rose Like Smoke is the first to scrutinize them in a comparative context. “This study issues a challenge to American exceptionalism,” he writes. Viewing both episodes as part of a global pattern of intensified conflict in the latter 1800s resulting from Western domination over a vast portion of the globe, Gump’s comparative study persuasively traces the origins and aftermath of both episodes.

He examines the complicated ways in which Lakota and Zulu leadership sought to protect indigenous interests while Western leadership calculated their subjugation to imperial authority.The second edition includes a new preface from the author, revised and expanded chapters, and an interview with Leonard Little Finger (great-great-grandson of Ghost Dance leader Big Foot), whose story connects Wounded Knee and Nelson Mandela.

In 1876 Lakota and Cheyenne warriors annihilated Custer?s Seventh Cavalry at Little Bighorn. Three years later and half a world away, a British force was wiped out by Zulu warriors at Isandhlwana in South Africa. In both cases the total defeat of regular army troops by forces regarded as undisciplined barbarian tribesmen stunned an imperial nation.

Although the similarities between the two frontier encounters have long been noted, James O. Gump?s bookThe Dust Rose Like Smoke is the first to scrutinize them in a comparative context. ?This study issues a challenge to American exceptionalism,? he writes. Viewing both episodes as part of a global pattern of intensified conflict in the latter 1800s resulting from Western domination over a vast portion of the globe, Gump?s comparative study persuasively traces the origins and aftermath of both episodes.

He examines the complicated ways in which Lakota and Zulu leadership sought to protect indigenous interests while Western leadership calculated their subjugation to imperial authority.
The second edition includes a new preface from the author, revised and expanded chapters, and an interview with Leonard Little Finger (great-great-grandson of Ghost Dance leader Big Foot), whose story connects Wounded Knee and Nelson Mandela.

Edition: New
Number of Pages: 222
Genre: History, Social Science
Sub-Genre: History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Nebraska Pr
Author: James O. Gump
Language: English
Street Date: January 1, 2016
TCIN: 26395736
UPC: 9780803278639
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-0346
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