The Dull Knifes of Pine Ridge

The Dull Knifes of Pine Ridge

A Lakota Odyssey

Book - 1995
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Joe Starita tells the triumphant and moving story of a Lakota-Northern Cheyenne family. In 1878, the renowned Chief Dull Knife, who fought alongside Crazy Horse, escaped from forced relocation in Indian Territory and led followers on a desperate six-hundred-mile freedom flight back to their homeland. His son, George Dull Knife survived the Wounded Knee Massacre and later toured in Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show. Guy Dull Knife Sr. fought in World War I and took part in the Siege of Wounded Knee in 1973. Guy Dull Knife Jr. fought in Vietnam and is now an accomplished artist. Starita updates the Dull Knife family history in his new afterword for this Bison Books edition.
Publisher: New York : Putnam, c1995.
ISBN: 9780399140105
0399140107
Branch Call Number: 973.04975/STAR
Characteristics: 388p. 24cm.

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Dec 04, 2015

An interesting presentation of a multi-generational Lakota family through the settlement of the US. This book spans so much time that it gives an excellent perspective of the treatment of Native Americans throughout the history of our Nation (USA). But not only treatment of the natives, but conflicts within the tribes between those trying to preserve history, those trying to adjust to the pervasive culture, and members that fold and fail under pressures of US government restrictions. A good history, and not necessarily skewed in the Native favor.

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