Fort Laramie's People:
An Exploration in Historical Context
Fort Laramie’s People: An Exploration in Historical Context examines the process of social change associated with Fort Laramie, a process that is considerably greater than the customary “forts and fights” focus of some histories. The critical element in this account is the transformation of a community based on tolerance, acceptance, decentralized authority, political and economic equality, and diverse cultures to people who are fragmented culturally and whose institutions are centralized in power, a society that tended to leave aspirations and values of many of its members aside or make of them outcasts because of their values.
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