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By Bill Yenne

ISBN-10: 1594160929

ISBN-13: 9781594160929

"Yenne's booklet excels as a examine of leadership."—The New Yorker

"Combining sound historiography and singular eloquence, flexible American historian Yenne presents a biography of the nice Lakota chief within which care is taken to explain resources (a good deal of them are in oral culture) and to accomplish stability with compassion. A warrior as a tender guy, Sitting Bull used to be later extra of a shaman and tribal elder. throughout the Little colossal Horn, he used to be in camp ensuring the kids have been adequately hid. He was once a company buddy of Buffalo invoice Cody, who made him a celeb, and used to be shot to loss of life whereas being arrested by means of Indian policemen through the Ghost Dance uprising, presently earlier than Wounded Knee. Yenne hails from Lakota territory in Montana and makes use of his familiarity with it to enrich the richness of knowledge within the narrative with a rare feel of position. Indispensible to local American studies.—Booklist (American Library Association):

"In this stirring biography, Yenne captures the extreme lifetime of Plains Indian chief Sitting Bull whereas supplying new perception into the nomadic tradition of the Lakota. Born in 1831, Sitting Bull witnessed the downfall of his people's lifestyle approximately from begin to finish—despite a few clashes, "the Lakota supremacy at the northern Plains remained primarily unchallenged" till the 1850s. Yenne describes how hostilities elevated after the 1849 California gold rush, and have been exacerbated by means of the hole of the railroad; conflicts and damaged treaties may harden many Lakota opposed to the colonists, together with Sitting Bull. A excessive element is Yenne's account of ways megastar journalism created the parable of Custer's final Stand, casting the overall as hero and Sitting Bull because the villain, and the way the U.S. cavalry's defeat was once used to justify forcing Indians off their land and onto reservations. The final 1/2 the ebook describes Sitting Bull's unsuccessful makes an attempt to protect the Lakota's land and tradition via negotiation and peaceable resistance, along a dark checklist of presidency betrayal and forget. during this impressive, tragic portrait, Sitting Bull emerges as a considerate, passionate and intensely human figure."—Publisher Weekly (Starred Review)

"This is far greater than the standard romantic local American biography or sympathetic background. as an alternative, invoice Yenne transcends the regularly occurring Eurocentric filter out and debunks the myths and romantic distortions, combining thorough literary study with modern local American assets to penetrate the complicated and enigmatic personality of America's best-known Indian hero. And he does all of it in a fresh, enticing style." —Bill Yellowtail, Katz Endowed Chair in local American experiences, Montana kingdom University

"Bill Yenne has written an obtainable account of Sitting Bull's existence that provides us a feeling of the fellow and his times." —Juti Winchester, Curator of the Buffalo invoice Museum

"Sitting Bull, chief of the most important Indian kingdom at the continent, the most powerful, boldest, so much obdurate opponent of ecu effect, was once the very center and soul of the frontier. whilst the real background of the recent global is written, he'll obtain his bankruptcy. For Sitting Bull was once one of many makers of America."—Stanley Vestal

Sitting Bull's identify continues to be the simplest recognized of any American Indian chief, yet his lifestyles and legacy stay shrouded with incorrect information and half-truths. Sitting Bull's lifestyles spanned the total conflict of cultures and supreme destruction of the Plains Indian lifestyle. He used to be a robust chief and a revered shaman, yet neither totally captures the enigma of Sitting Bull. He was once a very good buddy of Buffalo invoice and skillful negotiator with the yank executive, but erroneously credited with either murdering Custer on the Little sizeable Horn and with being the manager instigator of the Ghost Dance stream. the truth of his existence, as invoice Yenne unearths in his soaking up new...

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