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Sitting Bull : Lakota Warrior and Defender of His People
by S. D. Nelson


Overview - Sitting Bull (c. 1831 1890) was one of the greatest Lakota/Sioux warriors and chiefs who ever lived. From Sitting Bull s childhood killing his first buffalo at age 10 to being named war chief to leading his people against the U.S. Army, "Sitting Bull: Lakota Warrior and Defender of His People" brings the story of the great chief to light.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Sitting Bull (c. 1831 1890) was one of the greatest Lakota/Sioux warriors and chiefs who ever lived. From Sitting Bull s childhood killing his first buffalo at age 10 to being named war chief to leading his people against the U.S. Army, "Sitting Bull: Lakota Warrior and Defender of His People" brings the story of the great chief to light. Sitting Bull was instrumental in the war against the invasive "wasichus" (white men) and was at the forefront of the combat, including the Battles of Killdeer Mountain and the Little Bighorn. He and Crazy Horse were the last Lakota/Sioux to surrender their people to the U.S. government and resort to living on a reservation.
The book includes an extensive author s note and timeline, historical photographs, a map, a bibliography, endnotes, and an index."

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781419707315
  • ISBN-10: 1419707310
  • Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers
  • Publish Date: November 2015
  • Page Count: 64
  • Reading Level: Ages 9-12


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography - Cultural Heritage
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > People & Places - United States - Native American
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > History - United States/19th Century

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-09-21
  • Reviewer: Staff

First-person narration, while invented, makes Nelsons (Digging A Hole to Heaven: Coal Miner Boys) illustrated biography of Native American warrior Sitting Bull both powerful and poignant: The white men came to our land with two faces. They said one thing but did another. The trespassers spoke of peace and sharing while taking our hunting grounds. Calm, measured storytelling details Sioux life and customs, as well as horrific battles with the U.S. Army. Archival b&w photos punctuate Nelsons dynamic ink-and-colored-pencil illustrations, featuring stylized Native American warriors on horseback. His fluid artwork appears atop ledger paper, juxtaposing chaotic, all-over-the-page battle scenes with lined backdrops representing the white mans more rigid, record-keeping ways. Harkening to an era when imprisoned tribespeople were given discarded ledger paper on which to draw, Nelson (a member of the Sioux tribe) succeeds in showing the disconnectedness of the two cultures. The tale ends with Sitting Bulls tragically ironic death at the hands of fellow Native Americans. An extensive time line and author notes provide substantial background to reinforce the more creative tack Nelson uses to share Sitting Bulls story. Ages 812. (Nov.)

 
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