17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on 9 August 2009
What a great read. Informative and exploding a number of common myths. On reading this book I developed a real feeling for the Great Chief and an insight into the real Wild West. Bill Yenne keeps his narrative taut, accurate and informative, and a forms a real portrait of the man and his life, as pictures flow from the text.
Anyone interested in the history of the American history, and particularly the days of the wild west, should find this book engrossing, and sad at the treatment metered out to the great man, particularly in his final days. Sitting Bull was a great leader and Shaman - a man of true and great stature which combines with his innate spirituality, forebearant nature, wisdom and modesty, makes him stand apart from the rest. A household name, which he still holds and deserves, even today.
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 4 April 2012
If you are into Native American history, as the wife is, then this is a must read.
We went on several USA holidays and she has wanted to find out as much as possible on the Native American peoples. Read as may of the books as you can find, and see what the white man has subjected them to over time. The story about Sitting Bull is well researched, and you get to know the real person, not just what you see in the movies.