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

Sitting Bull Lakota Warrior and Defender of His People

Written by S. D. Nelson
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Synopsis

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

This biographical account of Sitting Bull, the legendary Lakota/Sioux chief, follows him from childhood to adulthood. He killed his first buffalo at age 10; at age 14, he earned his first eagle feather after counting coup (winning prestige through acts of bravery) on an enemy. In honor of his accomplishment, his father gave him the name Sitting Bull, a name that represents his resolve and ability to stand his ground. Sitting Bull grew as a leader and warrior, finally coming to be named war chief, leader of the entire Sioux nation (a title never bestowed on anyone before). He led his people in many battles against the Wasichus (or white man) including the Battles of Killdeer Mountain and the Little Bighorn and became one of the most important figures in Lakota and American history. He and Crazy Horse were the last Lakota/Sioux to surrender their people to the US government and resort to living on a reservation. He was killed by his own people who were Indian Agency police on the reservation. Includes note about the Lakota and ledger art, a timeline, bibliography, and index.

About the Author

S. D. Nelson is a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in the Dakotas. He is the award-winning author and illustrator of numerous children's books, including Black Elk's Vision, Gift Horse, Coyote Christmas and The Star People. He lives in Flagstaff, Arizona. Visit him online at www.sdnelson.net. Includes a timeline, a note about the Lakota, and an index.

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Format

Hardback
64 pages

Author

S. D. Nelson
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Publisher

Harry N. Abrams, Inc. an imprint of Abrams

Publication date

1st August 2015

ISBN

9781419707315


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