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Red Cloud : a Lakota story of war and surrender / S.D. Nelson.

Nelson, S. D., (author.).

Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Climax Public Library J 978.0049 NEL (Text) 33500012505293 Main Available -
Ulen LINK Site J 978.0049 NEL (Text) 33500012505285 Main Available -
Roseau Public Library j 978.004 NEL (Text) 35500005862899 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781419723131
  • ISBN: 1419723138
  • Physical Description: 56 pages : color illustrations, maps, portraits ; 26 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2017.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Maps on lining papers.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 54-55) and index.
Summary, etc.:
"This book is the story of the Lakota and how they were forced onto a reservation, told from the point of view of Red Cloud, warrior and chief of the Lakota. It is a heavily illustrated account, with both text and illustrations by S. D. Nelson."--Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2017 April #2
    *Starred Review* Nelson, a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in the Dakotas, has written the compelling story of a world of conflict, told in the imagined voice of the great nineteenth-century Lakota warrior and chief Red Cloud, who recounts the history of his people. Presented in roughly chronological order, the story is highlighted by tales of treaties and battles—or massacres, depending on the combatant's point of view—reflecting the larger misunderstandings and injustices that colored the encounters of the Lakota and the white people who appeared on their land in ever-increasing numbers. Nevertheless, in the face of overwhelming odds, Red Cloud prevailed, winning what was called "Red Cloud's War." The resulting peace treaty—1868's Third Fort Laramie Treaty—created what was called the Great Sioux Reservation, land that included all of western present-day South Dakota, including the Black Hills. Sadly, the treaty would be subsequently violated when gold was discovered in the Black Hills. The story, at once inspiring and sad, is expanded and enriched by Nelson's beautiful ink, watercolor, and colored-pencil illustrations executed in the nineteenth-century Lakota ledger-book style; they are accompanied by sepia photographs, and together give the book a hauntingly evocative period look. The result is an excellent volume for both independent reading and classroom use. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

S. D. Nelson is a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in the Dakotas. He is the award-winning author and illustrator of a number of books. He lives in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Subject: Red Cloud, 1822-1909 > Juvenile literature.
Oglala Indians > Kings and rulers > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Lakota Indians > History > Juvenile literature.
Red Cloud's War, 1866-1867 > Juvenile literature.

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