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By Bill Yenne

"Yenne's publication 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 assets (a good deal of them are in oral culture) and to accomplish stability with compassion. A warrior as a tender guy, Sitting Bull was once later extra of a shaman and tribal elder. throughout the Little huge Horn, he was once in camp ensuring the kids have been appropriately hid. He used to be an organization pal of Buffalo invoice Cody, who made him a star, and used to be shot to loss of life whereas being arrested through Indian policemen in the course of the Ghost Dance uprising, presently prior to Wounded Knee. Yenne hails from Lakota territory in Montana and makes use of his familiarity with it to enrich the richness of information within the narrative with a rare experience of position. Indispensible to local American studies.—Booklist (American Library Association):

"In this stirring biography, Yenne captures the intense lifetime of Plains Indian chief Sitting Bull whereas offering 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" until eventually 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 could harden many Lakota opposed to the colonists, together with Sitting Bull. A excessive element is Yenne's account of the way star journalism created the parable of Custer's final Stand, casting the final as hero and Sitting Bull because the villain, and the way the united states cavalry's defeat used to be used to justify forcing Indians off their land and onto reservations. The final half the booklet describes Sitting Bull's unsuccessful makes an attempt to protect the Lakota's land and tradition via negotiation and peaceable resistance, along a depressing checklist of presidency betrayal and overlook. during this awesome, tragic portrait, Sitting Bull emerges as a considerate, passionate and extremely human figure."—Publisher Weekly (Starred Review)

"This is way greater than the standard romantic local American biography or sympathetic heritage. in its place, invoice Yenne transcends the commonplace Eurocentric filter out and debunks the myths and romantic distortions, combining thorough literary examine with modern local American resources to penetrate the advanced and enigmatic personality of America's best-known Indian hero. And he does all of it in a clean, enticing style." —Bill Yellowtail, Katz Endowed Chair in local American reports, Montana kingdom University

"Bill Yenne has written an obtainable account of Sitting Bull's lifestyles that offers 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 state at the continent, the most powerful, boldest, so much obdurate opponent of eu impact, was once the very middle and soul of the frontier. while the real heritage of the recent global is written, he'll obtain his bankruptcy. For Sitting Bull used to be one of many makers of America."—Stanley Vestal

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

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