Ellis’ book reissued in paperback

“A Dancing People: Powwow Culture on the Southern Plains,” by Clyde Ellis, professor of history, has been reissued in paperback by the University Press of Kansas. The book is Ellis’ third and was originally published in 2003.

The book has been praised as “a landmark synthesis and defining moment in the modern era of Plains Indian studies,” and the Journal of Ethnic History commented that “nothing currently available on Southern Plains powwow traditions is in its league.”

“A Dancing People” was a finalist for the 2004 Western Writers of America contemporary non-fiction prize, as well as the 2004 Oklahoma Center for the Book Non-Fiction Prize. The book was also nominated for the Western History Association’s 2004 John Ewers Prize.

Since publishing this book, Ellis has published an anthology of scholarly essays on powwow culture and is currently working on his fifth book, a history and ethnography of Indian hobbyists in the United States.

Research for the book was supported by Steven House, dean of Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences, and a sabbatical awarded through Elon’s Faculty Research and Development Committee.

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