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The Lance and the Shield: Life and Times of Sitting Bull by Robert M. Utley - Paperback - First Edition - 1998 - from Cosmo Books and

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

by Robert M. Utley

Condition: Very Good Condition

Pimlico, 1998. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good Condition. 432 Pages. Reprint. All edges of the page are slightly sunned. Cover is marked. At the centre of a dramatic and absorbing story is the flesh-and-blood Sitting Bull - a leader of his people and a man of rare complexity. Yet to the US Governement he was merely an obstacle: one of the last troublesome remnants of resistance to the white man's inexorable westward expansion. The world of the Lakota Sioux centred on the buffalo: migration of the herds governed the movements of its people and fixed the yearly circle of life. Where the range overlapped with land claimed by others, enemies such as the Crows or Assiniboines, Sitting Bull's people fought for control of the hunting grounds. War and the hunt shaped the tribe's social organization and political institutions, preparing the warriors for the soldier's invasion of the Lakota territory. After the Battle of Little Bighorn, Sitting Bull believed victory had earned his people the peace to pursue their usual activities, but he failed to understand that by routing Custer and the 7th Cavalry, he had hastened the downfall of this own people. Size: 23 x 15.2 x 3.6 cm. 432 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; American West; General Custer. ISBN: 0712666923. ISBN/EAN: 9780712666923. Inventory No: 189260.. 9780712666923


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