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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
As Gary Anderson notes in the introduction to his recent history of the life of the Dakota Sioux leader Little Crow, writing Native American biography is a difficult undertaking. Because of the scarcity of direct source material about major portions of the life and thought of their subjects, historians have generally attempted full-scale biographies of only a few such widely-known men as Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull. Yet, the value of individual biography in humanizing history, dispelling mass cultural stereotypes, and elucidating interethnic relations is so great that Anderson's solid, well-researched, and readable life of Little Crow is indeed welcome.
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