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ERIC Number: ED123018
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec-15
Pages: 74
Abstractor: N/A
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Sitting Bull, The Story of an American Indian.
Knoop, Faith Yingling
Sitting Bull was a complex man, living in complicated times. A Hunkpapa Sioux, he grew up on the Great Plains of South Dakota. His early years, as described in this biography, were taken up with the hunt, forays against Crow Indians, and his development as a warrior and leader through the Vision Quest and Sun Dance. A man of considerable talents, Sitting Bull was a singer of his own songs, a gifted orator, an artist in pictograph, and a medicine man who received visions of future events. He was also a courageous warrior, and respected leader. Circumstances led him to become a war leader of his people, fighting the U.S. troops sent to the Dakota territory to force the Sioux onto reservations. Sitting Bull was the only man ever to be honored as chief of all the Plains Sioux. In 1876, Sitting Bull fought at the Battle of the Little Big Horn, where Custer and his men were destroyed, affirming a vision Sitting Bull had received earlier. He led his people into Canada for four years. After returning to the U.S., he was an attraction in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show in 1885. Sitting Bull was shot by Indian police in December 1890, just two weeks before the massacre of his people at Wounded Knee. This book is intended for use in grades 5-9. (Author/NQ)
Dillon Press, Inc., 500 South Third Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415 ($4.95)
Publication Type: Books
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