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 ClIn 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....
|Title||:||Sitting Bull and the Paradox of Lakota Nationhood|
|Number of Pages||:||208 Pages|
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Sitting Bull and the Paradox of Lakota Nationhood Reviews
While Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West covered a vast amount of information spanning many years and many different bands within various tribes, this slim book focuses on Lakota chief Sitting Bull and the political and cultural sides of the Lakota. There are similarities between the two books, but obviously this book is more focused on this topic.Interesting enough, albeit a tad on the dry side. Anderson explains in his introduction that there is plenty of sentimentalization surrounding Sitting Bull, and that wasn't his goal. He wanted instead to tell a less biased account of his rise to chiefdom, and for that he accomplished his goal.It's a short and quick enough read, though not a lot of new information.
Not a perfect book, but does the job necessary. Is a very good while being brief look at Sitting Bull. If you want in depth, find another book. If you want just the highlights, this is your book.
This short book is like a Sportscenter highlight package on the life of Sitting Bull. Gives a good outline of his life.