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I Am Looking to the North for My Life: Sitting Bull 1876 - 1881
by Joseph Manzione
University of Utah Press, 1991
Paper: 978-0-87480-461-4

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

What happened to the Sioux after Little Bighorn? In the winter of 1877, many escaped with Sitting Bull to Canada, precipitating an international incident and setting three governments at each other for five years. Resolution came only in 1881 with the demise of the buffalo herds in the Northwest Territories. Faced with starvation, the Sioux returned to the United States.

Relying upon primary source documents in both the United States and Canada, Manzione skillfully illustrates how two countries struggled to control a potentially explosive border situation while steadfastly looking the other way as a valiant culture came to its bitter fate.


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