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In this biography, Gary Anderson chronicles of life of the renowned victor of the Battle of Little Big Horn, legendary Lakota Chief Sitting Bull.
For many decades, historians have chalked up the results of Little Big Horn to Colonel’s Custer’s faulty strategy of attack, and remember Sitting Bull as the lame duck leader who triumphed only because of Custer’s mishap. Gary Clayton Anderson, in this riveting biography, reveals a new interpretation of this crucial conflict on the high plains.
The titles in the Library of American Biography Series make ideal supplements for American History Survey courses or other courses in American history where figures in history are explored. Paperback, brief, and inexpensive, each interpretive biography in this series focuses on a figure whose actions and ideas significantly influenced the course of American history and national life. In addition, each biography relates the life of its subject to the broader themes and developments of the times.
1. Lakota Nationhood and the Wasicun Invasion
2. Sitting Bull’s Tiospaye and the Formulation of Sioux Leadership
3. Sitting Bull and the Defense of the Lakota Homeland
4. Escape to Canada
5. Standing Rock and the Ghost Dance Revival: The End of Lakota Nationhood (1881-1890)
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