Ernie LaPointe is the great -grandson of the famous Hunkpapa Lakota chief, and he presents the family tales and memories told to him about his great-grandfather. In many ways the oral history differs from what has become the standard and widely accepted biography of Sitting Bull. LaPointe explains the discrepancies, how they occurred, and why he wants to tell his story of Tatanka Iyotake. Ernie LaPointe, a great-grandson of Sitting Bull, was born on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. He is a Sundancer and lives the traditional way of the Lakota and follows the rules of the sacred pipe. He lives in South Dakota. The only book on Sitting Bull written by a lineal descendantThis is a touching, poignant oral history put to paper in a Native American voice. Sitting Bull HIS LIFE AND LEGACY Never before has the story of Sitting Bull been written and published by a lineal descendant.
|Publisher||:||Gibbs Smith Publishers - 2009|