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Blood brothers : the story of the strange friendship between Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill / Deanne Stillman

Catalog Data

Author:
Stillman, Deanne  Search this
Subject:
Buffalo Bill 1846-1917 Friends and associates  Search this
Sitting Bull 1831-1890 Friends and associates  Search this
Buffalo Bill's Wild West Company  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 286 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Type:
Biography
History
Biographies
Place:
United States
Date:
2017
19th century
Notes:
NMAI copy purchased with funds from the Lloyd and Charlotte Wineland Library Endowment for Native American and Western Exploration Literature.
Contents:
In which public enemy number one comes home -- In which the wild west is born and dies and is resurrected from the bottom of the Mississippi River -- In which the Seventh Cavalry is defeated at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, and Buffalo Bill stars as himself in "the red right hand, or the first scalp for Custer" -- In which Sitting Bull is hired and heads east for the wild west -- In which Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill join up in the city of Buffalo, and Tatanka Iyotake reunites with Annie Oakley -- In which an Indian and a Wasichu certify their alliance across the medicine line -- In which there comes a ghost dance, or, a horse from Buffalo Bill responds to the assassination of Sitting Bull, and other instances of the last days of the wild west -- Epilogue
Summary:
Documents the unlikely friendship between Buffalo Bill Cody and Sitting Bull, tracing the events of their brief but important collaboration during Cody's 1880s Wild West Show, the impact of Little Big Horn, and Sitting Bull's assassination in 1890.
Topic:
Entertainers  Search this
Kings and rulers  Search this
Wild west shows--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1081944