By Bill Yenne
"Yenne's publication excels as a learn of leadership."—The New Yorker
"Combining sound historiography and singular eloquence, flexible American historian Yenne offers a biography of the nice Lakota chief during which care is taken to explain resources (a good deal of them are in oral culture) and to accomplish stability with compassion. A warrior as a tender guy, Sitting Bull was once later extra of a shaman and tribal elder. throughout the Little great Horn, he used to be in camp ensuring the kids have been adequately hid. He used to be a company buddy of Buffalo invoice Cody, who made him a celeb, and was once shot to loss of life whereas being arrested by way of Indian policemen through the Ghost Dance uprising, almost immediately ahead of Wounded Knee. Yenne hails from Lakota territory in Montana and makes use of his familiarity with it to counterpoint the richness of information within the narrative with a rare experience of position. Indispensible to local American studies.—Booklist (American Library Association):
"In this stirring biography, Yenne captures the intense lifetime of Plains Indian chief Sitting Bull whereas supplying new perception into the nomadic tradition of the Lakota. Born in 1831, Sitting Bull witnessed the downfall of his people's lifestyle approximately from begin to finish—despite a few clashes, "the Lakota supremacy at the northern Plains remained primarily unchallenged" until eventually the 1850s. Yenne describes how hostilities elevated after the 1849 California gold rush, and have been exacerbated via the hole of the railroad; conflicts and damaged treaties might harden many Lakota opposed to the colonists, together with Sitting Bull. A excessive element is Yenne's account of ways famous person journalism created the parable of Custer's final Stand, casting the final as hero and Sitting Bull because the villain, and the way the USA cavalry's defeat was once used to justify forcing Indians off their land and onto reservations. The final half the publication describes Sitting Bull's unsuccessful makes an attempt to safeguard the Lakota's land and tradition via negotiation and peaceable resistance, along a gloomy list of presidency betrayal and overlook. during this impressive, tragic portrait, Sitting Bull emerges as a considerate, passionate and extremely human figure."—Publisher Weekly (Starred Review)
"This is far greater than the standard romantic local American biography or sympathetic heritage. in its place, invoice Yenne transcends the regularly occurring Eurocentric filter out and debunks the myths and romantic distortions, combining thorough literary study with modern local American assets to penetrate the complicated and enigmatic personality of America's best-known Indian hero. And he does all of it in a fresh, enticing style." —Bill Yellowtail, Katz Endowed Chair in local American reports, Montana nation University
"Bill Yenne has written an available account of Sitting Bull's lifestyles that provides us a feeling of the fellow and his times." —Juti Winchester, Curator of the Buffalo invoice Museum
"Sitting Bull, chief of the biggest Indian kingdom at the continent, the most powerful, boldest, such a lot obdurate opponent of ecu effect, used to be the very middle and soul of the frontier. whilst the genuine heritage of the hot global is written, he'll obtain his bankruptcy. For Sitting Bull used to be one of many makers of America."—Stanley Vestal
Sitting Bull's identify continues to be the simplest recognized of any American Indian chief, yet his lifestyles and legacy stay shrouded with incorrect information and half-truths. Sitting Bull's existence spanned the complete conflict of cultures and supreme destruction of the Plains Indian lifestyle. He was once a strong chief and a revered shaman, yet neither absolutely captures the enigma of Sitting Bull. He was once an outstanding buddy of Buffalo invoice and skillful negotiator with the yankee executive, but erroneously credited with either murdering Custer on the Little huge Horn and with being the manager instigator of the Ghost Dance flow. the truth of his lifestyles, as invoice Yenne finds in his soaking up new...