Sitting Bull: Prisoner of War

Dennis C. Pope (South Dakota State Historical Society Press, $16.95)
Dennis C. Pope (South Dakota State Historical Society Press, $16.95)

No one can top Robert Utley’s biography of Sitting Bull, Lance and the Shield.

Yet although the master devoted a chapter to the Hunkpapa chief’s surrender and imprisonment at Fort Randall, no one before Dennis C. Pope has provided an inside look at that period of Sitting Bull’s life. By giving us a day-to-day reality of captive life, based on eyewitness and newspaper accounts, Pope’s book has indeed put flesh on the bones of history.

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