Sitting Bull

Lakota Warrior and Defender of His People


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S. D. Nelson


Sitting Bull (c. 1831-1890) was one of the greatest Lakota/Sioux warriors and chiefs who ever lived. From Sitting Bull’s childhood – killing his first buffalo at age 10 – to being named war chief to leading his people against the U.S. Army, Sitting Bull: Lakota Warrior and Defender of His People brings the story of the great chief to light. Sitting Bull was instrumental in the war against the invasive wasichus (white men) and was at the forefront of the combat, including the Battles of Killdeer Mountain and the Little Bighorn. He and Crazy Horse were the last Lakota/Sioux to surrender their people to the U.S. government and resort to living on a reservation.

The book includes an extensive author’s note and timeline, historical photographs, a map, a bibliography, endnotes, and an index.

Additional information

Weight 608 g
Dimensions 26.3 x 25.9 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 1 August 2015
Number of pages 64
Format Hardback
Dimensions 26.3 x 25.9 cm
Weight 608 g


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S. D. Nelson is a member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe in the Dakotas. He is the award-winning author and illustrator of Black Elk’s Vision—recipient of a Western Writers of America Spur Award for Best Western Storyteller and named a Chicago Public Library Best of the Best. He lives in Flagstaff, Arizona.