Welcome! Thank you for visiting Tatanka Press, an
imprint of the German Verlag fuer Amerikanistik, the only
European publishing house specialized on American history and
Native American culture.
The Verlag fuer Amerikanistik was
established in 1983 by Dietmar Kuegler, a
renowned German publicist and historian, an expert of
American history. He is the author of several dozens of
books on that subject and a regular contributor to
European scholarly magazines such as the “Pallasch”,
a publication for military history, the Austrian
“Oesterreichische Militärische Zeitschrift”, the
German gun magazine, “Deutsches Waffen-Journal”,
the historical publication “Aera”(Era), and some
American magazines like “Western Pennsylvania
History”. Furthermore, he is the editor of the
“Magazin fuer Amerikanistik”, the biggest German
Quarterly on American history.
In 2003, he launched the imprint
Tatanka Press foremost for the studies on
material culture of the North American Plains Indians by
the worldwide esteemed British scholar, Dr. Colin
Taylor. These books were printed bilingually, in German
In 2004 and 2005, Tatanka Press
became the brand for the two volumes Festschrift
in honor of the famous late Smithsonian Ethnologist, Dr.
John C. Ewers, The People of the Buffalo – The
Plains Indians of North America, edited by
Colin F. Taylor (photo) and Hugh A. Dempsey.
this project, some 40 prominent American, Canadian, and
European anthropologists and historians gathered with
fundamental scholarly essays.
Since then, Tatanka Press
has become a name for significant anthropological and