Sitting Bull: Lakota Warrior and Defender of His People

By NELSON, S.D.

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ISBN
9781419707315
Publisher
Abrams


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on September 1, 2015  |  Middle to High School

Gr 4–6—Sitting Bull witnessed great changes in the lives of Native Americans during his lifetime (1831–90). Nelson, an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in the Dakotas, presents Sitting Bull's life as an entry point into that period of history. A detailed time line and author's note reflect extensive research and a depth of understanding about the topic. The book is engagingly told in the first person, with Sitting Bull describing his childhood training to be a warrior and a hunter. White people had been in the area for many years, but increased westward expansion and the d...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on November 1, 2015

This handsome biography combines the story of Sitting Bull's life with a brief history of the Lakota people in the nineteenth century. Sitting Bull (who belonged to the Hunkpapa, one of seven bands within the larger Lakota tribe) episodically narrates his own story in the voice of a respected elder reminiscing about the past (although Nelson's voice intrudes in an instructional preamble, full of facts and figures, to the Battle of Little Bighorn). Sit...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

This handsome biography combines the story of Sitting Bull's life with a brief history of the Lakota people in the nineteenth century. Sitting Bull ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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