The Dull Knifes of Pine Ridge: A Lakota Odyssey

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Berkley Publishing Group, 1996 - History - 388 pages
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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.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

An entertaining and affecting story of a remarkable American Indian family. Starita, a longtime reporter for the Miami Herald, combines oral history with his own reporting and research to chronicle ... Read full review

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About the author (1996)

An award-winning investigative journalist and former New York bureau chief for "The Miami Herald," Joe Starita is now an associate professor of journalism at the University of Nebraska.

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