The Last Days of the Sioux Nation

Second Edition

Robert M. Utley

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July 11, 2004
370 pages, 5 1/8 x 8
24 b/w illus.
ISBN: 9780300103168
Paper

This fascinating account tells what the Sioux were like when they first came to their reservation and how their reaction to the new system eventually led to the last confrontation between the Army and the Sioux at the Battle of Wounded Knee Creek. A classic work, it is now available with a new preface by the author that discusses his current thoughts about a tragic episode in American history that has raised much controversy through the years.

Praise for the earlier edition:

"History as lively and gripping as good fiction.”

“One of the finest books on the Indian wars of the West.”--Montana

“A well-told, easily read account that will be the standard reference for this phase of the Indian ‘problem.’”--American Historical Review

“A major job . . . magnificently researched.”--San Francisco Chronicle

“By far the best treatment of the complex and controversial relationship between the Sioux and their conquerors yet presented and should be must reading for serious students of Western Americana.”--St. Louis Dispatch (on the earlier edition)

Winner of the Buffalo Award

Robert M. Utley is a retired National Park Service official who writes western history full time. He is the author of fifteen books.

"Utley gives us an extensively researched and ably written volume that fully explains the extraordinary influence of the Ghost Dance on the events that shaped the change in the American West."—John S. Hill, Texas Books in Review

“By far the best treatment of the complex and controversial relationship between the Sioux and their conquerors yet presented and should be must reading for serious students of Western Americana.”—St. Louis Dispatch (Praise for the earlier edition)

“History as lively and gripping as good fiction.”—Christian Science Monitor (Praise for the earlier edition)

“One of the finest books on the Indian wars of the West.”—Montana (Praise for the earlier edition)

“A well-told, easily read account that will be the standard reference for this phase of the Indian problem.”—American Historical Review (Praise for the earlier edition)

“A major job . . . magnificently researched.”—San Francisco Chronicle (Praise for the earlier edition)
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