Sitting Bull, Prisoner of War

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South Dakota State Historical Society Press, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 187 pages
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After his surrender at Fort Buford in what is now North Dakota, the United States Army tranported Sitting Bull and his followers down the Missouri River to Fort Randall, roughly seventy miles west of Yankton. There the famed Hunkpapa leader remained for twenty-two months, until September 1883. During that year and a half, Sitting Bull conducted tribal business, met with dignitaries and visitors, and interacted with those who imprisoned him. Dennis Pope has written a dramatic account of that time and those relationships, taking the reader inside Sitting Bull's camp to see the day-to-day reality of captive life for this powerful man and his people.

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Dennis C. Pope seeks to elucidate a little known time in the life of Sitting Bull in Sitting Bull: Prisoner of War. Concentrating on the years 1881 to 1883, what scholars have up to now either ignored ... Read full review

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Sitting Bull, Prisoner of War is a solid historiography on a late chapter in the life of the famous Sioux tribal chief. The author, Dennis Pope, begins the book by setting the stage by giving the ... Read full review


Journey to Fort Yates
Removal to Fort Randall
Fort Randall SeptemberNovember 1881

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Dennis C. Pope is a published author and film producer with a lifelong interest in Sitting Bull. He lives in Cardiff, Wales.

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