Sitting Bull

Sitting Bull

by Edward J. Rielly

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A revered political, spiritual, and military leader, Sitting Bull was legendary for his stubbornness and battle prowess as head of the Lakota Sioux in the 1860s. His resistance of U.S. government encroachment onto Native lands and his fight to preserve Sioux culture inspired his people to do the same, culminating in the Battle of Little Bighorn. Despite his eventual surrender, Sitting Bull was one of the most influential figures in the history of U.S.-Native American relations. This accessible biography marks the first of several Native American volumes to come in the Greenwood Biographies series and is an essential supplement to any American history or Native American studies curricula.

Lively, narrative chapters explore:
-Sitting Bull's early years and successes as a young warrior
-The Battle of Little Bighorn and Sitting Bull's eventual flight to Canada
-His confinement to a reservation and participation in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show
-His legacy, historical reputation, and images in popular culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313081279
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/30/2007
Series: Greenwood Biographies Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 980 KB
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Edward J. Rielly, Professor of English at St. Joseph's College in Maine, has taught on Western film and the history of the west for many years. He is author of several nonfiction books, including F.Scott Fitzgerald: A Biography (Greenwood 2005), and The 1960s (Greenwood 2003). He has also published 10 books of poetry.

Table of Contents

Series Foreword     vii
Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction     xi
Timeline: Events in the Life of Sitting Bull     xv
Born to the Sioux Nation (1831-1845)     1
A Warrior To Be Reckoned with (1845-1859)     13
The Holy Man versus the U.S. Government (1851-1867)     27
Failed Peace Efforts (1867-1873)     47
The Path to Little Bighorn (1873-1876)     63
The Battle of Little Bighorn (1876)     75
Exile in Canada (1876-1881)     95
Reservation Life and Show Business (1881-1885)     111
Return to the Spirit World (1886-1890)     123
In Search of Sitting Bull (1890-the present)     139
Bibliography     145
Index     151

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