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oceedings{Naugle1975SittingBA, title {Sitting Bull: An Epic of the Plains}, author {Ronald C. Naugle and Jr. Alexander Adams}, year {1975} }. Ronald C. Naugle, Jr. Alexander Adams.

His Epic of America was an international bestseller, and was included in Life Magazine's list of the 100 outstanding books of. .One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live" is widely misattributed to John Adams

His Epic of America was an international bestseller, and was included in Life Magazine's list of the 100 outstanding books of 1924–1944. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live" is widely misattributed to John Adams. The quote is part of an essay by Adams entitled "To 'Be' or to 'Do': A Note on American Education" which appeared in the June, 1929 issue of Forum.

By (author) Alexander B Adams.

Sitting Bull; An Epic of the Plains, by Alexander B Adams. Coauthors & Alternates. ISBN 9780399109867 (978-0-399-10986-7) Hardcover, Putnam Pub Group, 1973. Sunlight and storm: The great American plains. by Alexander B Adams.

Adams, Alexander . Sitting Bull: An Epic of the Plains, Putnam's Sons, 1973. Brown's book was a breakthrough in historical interpretation at the time that it was published. Adams's popular biography of the Sioux chief explores the complex relationships of Sitting Bull and his contemporaries, such as Crazy Horse, Buffalo Bill, Spotted Tail, and General Custer. Brown, Dee Alexander, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West, Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1970. Brown's book was a breakthrough in historical interpretation at the time that it was published

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Sitting Bull led numerous war parties against Fort Berthold, Fort Stevenson, and Fort Buford and their environs from 1865 through 1868 Adams, Alexander B. Sitting Bull: An Epic of the Plains.

Sitting Bull led numerous war parties against Fort Berthold, Fort Stevenson, and Fort Buford and their environs from 1865 through 1868. Although Red Cloud was a leader of the Oglala Sioux, his leadership and attacks against forts in the Powder River Country of Montana were supported by Sitting Bull's guerrilla attacks on emigrant parties and smaller forts throughout the upper Missouri. Adams, Alexander B.

Softcover, 1973 Copyright Alexander B. Adams , this edition: Capricorn Book Edition 1974, no printing info given, 446 pages, includes index. SBN:399-50310-2. Book cover has foxing along right edge, very little edgewear, flattened dog ears. Spine is tight , pages are just barely showing foxing and there is no marking in the text. Book falls open at page 212 and spine is visible but there are no loose pages. Alexander Adams is the author of "Geronimo" also. Capricorn Edition, 1st printing (Assummed).

Comments: (3)

Dammy
I am sorry to put my review so late...not very familiar with reviews on amazon. Anyway, the book is more than good - perfect - like new, really and a golden piece in my library.
Risteacor
I read G.P. Putnam's Sons 1973 hardbound edition of Alexander B. Adams' "Sitting Bull: An Epic of the Plains".

I picked up this book with the hope to read a conventional biography of Sitting Bull, one that would principally and closely follow the events of his life and the Sioux culture in which he was raised. While I enjoyed this book, it turned out not to be quite the sort of account I had hoped for. Adams writes a history of westward expansion from the 1820s until the time of the Ghost Dance ceremonies in the 1890s. He summarizes individual clashes between the Americans and the various Plains tribes, contextualizing them with contemporary political events, like the Bleeding Kansas clashes and the expansion of the railroad. In the chapter notes, Adams reveals that he depended on Congressional reports, army journals, and previous ethnographic and historical texts in crafting his own book. The resulting prose reads easily and strikes a good balance between including critical details and still maintaining the "bird's-eye view" of events.

I was disappointed Sitting Bull appeared as merely something of a through-line in Adams' book, reappearing in the narrative alongside Custer, Crazy Horse, General Crook, and other important players in this large-scale story rather than providing a consistent anchor in Adams' narrative. Some of this may have to do with the fact that the Sioux culture did not produce the same kind of primary sources to which historians of European cultures have recourse. This is not Adams' fault (and I do not happen to know whether any of the other Sitting Bull biographies written since 1973 have benefited from any dramatic new sources of information), but I do feel that titling the book "Sitting Bull" may have an unfortunate, if unintentional, effect of misleading readers about the nature of the book.

So I rate this book *** not because I found any major flaws in it, but rather because it wasn't exactly what I was looking for. That may not be the case for others interested in a broader history of the settlement of the American plains, and for those readers, I invite you to check this book.
Lilegha
Alexander B. Adams has been a newspaper writer, an FBI agent, a vice-president of commercial banks, and the head of a conservation agency. Adams said the settlement of the West was important in developing the American character. Western history needs to be better taught (p.17). If Americans were in the wrong by conquering the Sioux so too the Sioux by conquering other tribes earlier (p.18). The occupation of the plains was inevitable, but human nature prevented a better solution. [Most people get their history from Hollywood drama and other fictions with a hidden agenda.] Horses and firearms changed the way of life for the Sioux in the 18th century (Chapter 1). The settlement of the plains was made possible by the mechanical reaper of Cyrus McCormick and John Deere's plow (pp.28-29).

The Kansas-Nebraska Act began the settlement of the West as it was necessary for a trans-continental railroad. The economics of the Sioux tribes is explained on pages 63-64. Chapter 3 explains how the Civil War was followed by the Sioux uprising in Minnesota. The indiscriminate attacks on Indians caused them to band together (p.100). Chivington's attack at Sand Creek created a common bond among the Plains Indians (p.105). The Sioux made the Cheyenne their allies by threatening to attack them. The warfare had high costs compared to a peaceful settlement (p.155). But many Indians refused to give up their traditional way of life. Chapter 9 tells of life as a Sioux Indian. They lived in the present, always with danger (p.211).

Chapter 13 tells of the Sioux's greatest victory in June 1876. General Sheridan had underestimated the numbers of Sioux and Cheyenne warriors, and Crazy Horse led them in massed attacks, a new tactic. Crook was repulsed, Custer and his men were slaughtered. The large concentration of Indians was very unusual, they did not have the supplies (p.314). The Indians set fire to the grass to deprive their foe of fodder. The Indians fought for their traditional way of life, based on buffalo hunting. Scarcity affected their outlook. Nelson Miles used the telegraph and telephone to impress the Indians with the power of the Americans (p.347). Sitting Bull and his followers surrendered in 1881 (Chapter 16). They would become farmers (p.352). A new treaty was signed in 1889. Sitting Bull was killed while resisting arrest by the Indian police (p.363).

There is a selection of photographs on pages 365-382. The steamer "Far West" was about 30 feet in the beam and about 110 feet in length (p.367). The 'Notes' explain each chapter (pp.385-422). The 'Bibliography' lists the most important sources (pp.423-431).
Sitting Bull: An Epic of the Plains, download epub
Author: Alexander B. Adams
ISBN: 0399503102
Category: No category
Language: German
Publisher: Putnam Pub Group (February 1973)