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Sitting Bull : Lakota warrior and defender of his people / S. D. Nelson.

Nelson, S. D. (Author).

Available copies

  • 4 of 4 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 3 of 3 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 4 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library J 978.0049 NEL (Text) 33500012187167 Main Available -
Crookston Public Library J 978.0049 NEL (Text) 33500012761730 Main Available -
Mahnomen Public Library J 978.0049 NEL (Text) 33500012187159 Main Available -
Roseau Public Library j 921 SIT (Text) 35500005723265 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781419707315 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1419707310 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 55 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, [2015]

Content descriptions

General Note:
MN American Indian literature.
Map used as front end papers.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 54) and index.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2015 October #1
    *Starred Review* When Sitting Bull was born in 1831, the Lakota were living mostly as they had for generations. Two weeks after his assassination, in 1890, the last free-roaming band of Lakota was defeated at the Battle of Wounded Knee and forced onto reservations. Told through a calm but doomed first-person narrative, this enthralling biography recounts the life of the great chief and warrior Sitting Bull and the defeat of his fellow Sioux, as well as, just as incredibly, his later years in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show and shocking murder. Interspersed throughout the text are quotes from Sitting Bull and several U.S. military leaders, allowing readers to comprehend the events within a broader historical context. Nelson draws upon the Ledger Book Art tradition developed by Plains Indians in the late-nineteenth century to illustrate key moments in Sitting Bull's life. With an often shocking bluntness, heightened by a papery flatness, these colorful and dynamic drawings depict buffalo hunts, dances, and battles. A tragic true story told in powerfully subdued tones. Copyright 2014 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 Black Elk’s Vision—recipient of a Western Writers of America Spur Storyteller Award and named a Chicago Public Library Best of the Best. He lives in Flagstaff, Arizona. Visit him online at

Subject: Sitting Bull, 1831-1890 > Juvenile literature.
Dakota Indians > Juvenile literature.
Hunkpapa Indians > Kings and rulers > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Hunkpapa Indians > History > Juvenile literature.
Sitting Bull, 1831-1890.
Sitting Bull, 1831-1890.
Dakota Indians.
Hunkpapa Indians.
Hunkpapa Indians > Kings and rulers.
Genre: Biography.
Juvenile works.

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