Saturday, March 15, 2008

Book Review #3
Don't Know Much About Sitting Bull by Kenneth C. Davis
Rating: three stars (out of four)

A biography about Sitting Bull.

I checked this book out because lately I've been on a "Don't Know Much About..." kick. I had initially planned on reading, "Don't Know Much About History" but when I when I looked it up at the library, there were so many other "Don't Know Much About" titles that I simply couldn't resist. It's a Juvenile book, so it's not nearly as thick as some of Kenneth's other books, but it is compact and full of facts and interesting tidbits that give you a wide scope of Sitting Bull and his heritage. Some of the things in the book were very sad, some disturbing. When I think of all that we (the English, white settlers) did to the Native Americans, it makes me want to cry. It is so depressing, but I thought that Kenneth did a good job of having equal bits of the sad reality along with silly play-on-word questions that lead to insightful facts about the culture and Sitting Bull's life. I enjoyed the book and learned a lot about the Lakota and Sitting Bull. I'd recommend it if you were interested in learning some cool stuff in a short, easy to read format.

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