The Lance and the Shield: The Life and Times of Sitting Bull

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The Lance and the Shield: The Life and Times of Sitting Bull

Author: Robert M. Utley
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Copyright: 1993
Pages: 413
Cover Price: $ 25.00

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"His narrative is griping....Mr. Utley transforms Sitting Bull, the abstract, romanticized icon and symbol, into a flesh-and-blood person with a down-to-earth story....THE LANCE AND THE SHIELD clears the screen of the exaggerations and fantasies long directed at the name of Sitting Bull."THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

Reviled by the United States government as a troublemaker and a coward, revered by his people as a great warrior chief, Sitting Bull has long been one of the most fascinating and misunderstood figures in American history. Now, distinguished historian Robert M. Utley has forged a compelling new portrait of Sitting Bull, viewing the man from the Lakota perspective for the very first time to render the most unbiased and historically accurate biography of Sitting Buil to date.

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Background Information

The Sioux Indians were a major tribe in the Northern Great Plains, who waged a long struggle against enroachment by settlers until defeated by the US Army.