Sitting Bull and his world
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Mahnomen Public Library||J 970.004 Mar (Text)||33500006869168||Main||On holds shelf||-|
|Red Lake Falls Public Library||j 978.004 MAR (Text)||35500002892550||Main||Available||-|
- ISBN: 0525459448 (hc.)
246 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
- Publisher: New York : Dutton Children's Books, 2000.
|General Note:||At head of title: Tatan'ka Iyota'ke.|
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||Includes bibliographical references.|
|Summary, etc.:||Discusses the life of the Hunkpapa chief who is remembered for his defeat of General Custer at Little Big Horn.|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Monthly Selections - #1 May 2000
/*Starred Review*/ Gr. 6^-12. Though demonized by whites after his defeat of George Armstrong Custer at the Little Big Horn, Lakota Sioux chief Sitting Bull was not a "monster" but a visonary leader. That's what historian Marrin demonstrates in this carefully researched, dramatic biography that helps readers understand Sitting Bull by first introducing his world. Marrin does an exceptionally good job of creating a full-length portrait--not only of a charismatic leader, warrior, seer, and holy man but also of the world he inhabited. By giving careful attention to culture, customs, spiritual beliefs, and physical trappings, he makes understandable an unfamiliar world that will seem strange to contemporary kids. His book also explores the tragic history of the Plains Indians, epitomized by the life of Sitting Bull, an appalling story of genocide and "ethnocide" --the eradication not only of a people but also of a culture, a heritage, and a way of life by a relentlessly expanding frontier. Ultimately, the life of Sitting Bull is also "the death of a dream." Photographs, maps, and drawings help expand the reader's understanding of a time and of a man who, according to his one-time adversary General Nelson Miles, "was the greatest Indian that has ever lived in this country." ((Reviewed May 1, 2000))Copyright 2000 Booklist Reviews
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