The Sioux Struggle When the gold-struck Northwest was opened up to settlement, westward expansion progressed from a trickle to a flood, devastating everything--and everyone--in its path. The Sioux and the Cheyenne knew that the hordes of settlers had to be stopped. But nothing--not even their peace-making attempts--could quell the greedy desires of the white man for land.Dependent upon buffalo for their livelihood, the Sioux found the great herds divided by the new railroad tracks and threatened on all sides by blue-uniformed soldiers. Soon, this proud people would find themselves drawn into a long, bloody battle against these soldiers, many hardened veterans of the Civil War.Only Sitting Bull had the courage to fight back, defying the inevitable consequences. In the aftermath of the disastrous battle of the Little Big Horn, Sitting Bull was ready to lead his people in one last try at self-determination--and survival.Impeccably researched, rich with real-life characters and period detail, this powerful historical novel vividly recounts the fall of the Sioux Nation and its inimitable leader, Sitting Bull, who heroically attempted to preserve his people's way of life in the face of overwhelming odds.A Proud Stand Sitting Bull took the lead. " I have killed many whites, " he began, " but not without provocation. They have taken our land, they have killed our women and children, they have come where they were not welcome, telling thosDugan, Bill is the author of 'Sitting Bull' with ISBN 9780061006609 and ISBN 0061006602.