The Lance and the Shield

The Lance and the Shield

by Robert Marshall Utley
     
 

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Few figures in American history have so charged the imagination or been so little understood as Sitting Bull. Years in preparation and filled with significant detail, Utley's vivid historical biography corrects the many misconceptions about the life of the Sioux leader who resisted the full force of the U.S. government for 25 years.

After his victory at Little

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Few figures in American history have so charged the imagination or been so little understood as Sitting Bull. Years in preparation and filled with significant detail, Utley's vivid historical biography corrects the many misconceptions about the life of the Sioux leader who resisted the full force of the U.S. government for 25 years.

After his victory at Little Bighorn, Sitting Bull looked forward to peace. But he failed to understand that by routing Custer and the 7th Cavalry he had hastened the downfall of his own people.

"An enormous, groundbreaking biography of the great Sioux leader...the new standard against which all future lives of Sitting Bull will be measured." (Kirkus Reviews)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805012743
Publisher:
Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/1993
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

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