Don't Know Much About Sitting Bull

Don't Know Much About Sitting Bull

by Kenneth C. Davis, Sergio Martinez, Sergio Martinez
     
 

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What kind of schooling did Sitting Bull have as a child? (see page 20)

Did he ever sign a peace treaty with the United States? (see page 71)

What was his most famous vision before war? (see page 89)

In his trademark question-and-answer format, bestselling author Kenneth C. Davis tells how Sitting Bull's vision for the

Overview

What kind of schooling did Sitting Bull have as a child? (see page 20)

Did he ever sign a peace treaty with the United States? (see page 71)

What was his most famous vision before war? (see page 89)

In his trademark question-and-answer format, bestselling author Kenneth C. Davis tells how Sitting Bull's vision for the Sioux made him a powerful chief. Sitting Bull never lost his desire for his people to live as they were meant to be — free. Informational sidebars and compelling quotes pepper the smooth, flowing narrative of Davis's outstanding biography. Poignant, black-and-white illustrations by Sergio Martinez capture the details of Sitting Bull's childhood, as well as the momentous events of his adult life. You'll be fascinated by the story of this great chief and the amazing times in which he lived.

Author Biography:

Kenneth C. Davis speaks regularly on national television and radio. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children. He is a contributing editor to USA Weekend, in which his DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT® quizzes are read by millions.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
The first president is also a subject in one of two new entries in Kenneth C. Davis's Don't Know Much About series. George Washington, illus. by Rob Shepperson, and Sitting Bull, illus. by Sergio Martinez, both follow the author's established q&a format and present an abundance of information, both weighty and frivolous, about these important American figures.
Children's Literature
Sitting Bull was a famous chief of the Lakota, one of the many Native American tribes that thrived before white settlers came to America. This book, which is part of the "Don't Know Much About History" series, describes the events in Sitting Bulls' life in a straightforward question and answer style. Although some of the questions sound biased, for example, "Why didn't (the Lakota) want peace," overall, Davis tries objectively to account for the hostility between the Native Americans and Europeans. The book contains many quotes from various historical figures along with photographs, trivia, maps and illustrations. The author uses a lot of analogies and comparisons to contemporary culture to enhance the reader's understanding of the Lakota culture. There is a good balance between information about Sitting Bull's life and the relevance of his beliefs and actions in a period when hostility against the Native Americans were at a peak. Martinez's spare and elegant sketches lend the text an immediacy without overpowering Davis' narration of Sitting Bull's experiences. 2003, HarperCollins Publisher,
— Rihoko Ueno
KLIATT
History is alive and well in these Q&A books about two important people in our background�George Washington and Sitting Bull. Much biographical material is given as well as important details about events during their eras. Sidebars are included that explain many cultural items, and the b/w illustrations add a lot to each book. Did you know that George Washington didn't have much formal schooling but was forced to learn manners, and that he had survived smallpox? Did you know that Sitting Bull used to draw pictures of all his fights and at one time adopted an enemy boy who had been brave? These and many other little-known facts, along with listings of major life events, make these two small books a joy for students or history buffs. Great for supplemental reading for students. KLIATT Codes: J�Recommended for junior high school students. 2003, HarperTrophy, 128p. illus. bibliog. index.,
— Barbara Jo McKee

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060288181
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/2003
Series:
Don't Know Much About Series
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 8.26(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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