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The Lance and the Shield: The Life and Times of Sitting Bull (1993)

by Robert M. Utley

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Utley's facts are plentiful, and he is skilled at using the techniques of good fiction writers to weave a vivid story of the Lacota Sioux. A long read, but Sitting Bull lived a large life, and his story fills every bit of the space to my satisfaction. ( )
  chadwrite | Aug 16, 2009 |
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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.
WINNER OF THE SPUR AWARD FOR BEST WESTERN NONFICTION
HISTORICAL BOOK OF 1993
A MAIN SELECTIN OF THE HISTORY BOOK CLUB
A FEATURED ALTERNATE SELECTION OF THE QUALITY PAPERBACK BOOK
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Distinguished historian Robert M. Utley has forged a compelling portrait of Sitting Bull. By presenting the Lakota perspective for the first time, he has rendered the most historically accurate and vivid portrait of the man to date.

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