Curbside pickup and returns now available at 26 locations. View updated hours of operations here.

Blood brothers: the story of the strange friendship between Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill
(Book)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Published:
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017.
Physical Desc:
xvii, 286 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Status:
Arcade
978.020922 S857 2017
Arden-Dimick
978.020922 S857 2017
Belle Cooledge
978.020922 S857 2017
Description
Winner of the 2018 Ohioana Book Award for Nonfiction The little-known but uniquely American story of the unlikely friendship of two famous figures of the American West—Buffalo Bill Cody and Sitting Bull—told through the prism of their collaboration in Cody's Wild West show in 1885. "Splendid... Blood Brothers eloquently explores the clash of cultures on the Great Plains that initially united the two legends and how this shared experience contributed to the creation of their ironic political alliance." —Bobby Bridger, Austin ChronicleIt was in Brooklyn, New York, in 1883 that William F. Cody—known across the land as Buffalo Bill—conceived of his Wild West show, an "equestrian extravaganza" featuring cowboys and Indians. It was a great success, and for four months in 1885 the Lakota chief Sitting Bull appeared in the show. Blood Brothers tells the story of these two iconic figures through their brief but important collaboration, in "a compelling narrative that reads like a novel" (Orange County Register). "Thoroughly researched, Deanne Stillman's account of this period in American history is elucidating as well as entertaining" (Booklist), complete with little-told details about the two men whose alliance was eased by none other than Annie Oakley. When Sitting Bull joined the Wild West, the event spawned one of the earliest advertising slogans: "Foes in '76, Friends in '85." Cody paid his performers well, and he treated the Indians no differently from white performers. During this time, the Native American rights movement began to flourish. But with their way of life in tatters, the Lakota and others availed themselves of the chance to perform in the Wild West show. When Cody died in 1917, a large contingent of Native Americans attended his public funeral. An iconic friendship tale like no other, Blood Brothers is a timeless story of people from different cultures who crossed barriers to engage each other as human beings. Here, Stillman provides "an account of the tragic murder of Sitting Bull that's as good as any in the literature...Thoughtful and thoroughly well-told—just the right treatment for a subject about which many books have been written before, few so successfully" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).
Also in This Series
Copies
Location
Call Number
Status
Arcade
978.020922 S857 2017
On Shelf
Arden-Dimick
978.020922 S857 2017
On Shelf
Belle Cooledge
978.020922 S857 2017
On Shelf
Central
978.020922 S857 2017
On Shelf
North Highlands-Antelope
978.020922 S857 2017
On Shelf
Southgate
978.020922 S857 2017
On Shelf
Southgate
978.020922 S857 2017
On Shelf
Sylvan Oaks
978.020922 S857 2017
On Shelf
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Copies In LINK+
Loading LINK+ Copies...
More Details
Format:
Book
Edition:
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781476773520, 1476773521

Notes

Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Stillman, D. (2017). Blood brothers: the story of the strange friendship between Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill. First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Stillman, Deanne. 2017. Blood Brothers: The Story of the Strange Friendship between Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Stillman, Deanne, Blood Brothers: The Story of the Strange Friendship between Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2017.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Stillman, Deanne. Blood Brothers: The Story of the Strange Friendship between Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill. First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2017. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
307141f2-d664-484b-9103-8f5b0c34ed3b
Go To GroupedWork

Record Information

Last Sierra Extract TimeNov 24, 2020 04:14:18 PM
Last File Modification TimeNov 24, 2020 04:15:00 PM
Last Grouped Work Modification TimeMar 07, 2021 03:12:14 AM

MARC Record

LEADER03047cam 2200529 i 4500
001ocn975176278
00520180503091226.0
003OCoLC
008170309s2017    nyua     b    001 0ceng  
1001 |a Stillman, Deanne,|e author.
099 |a 978.020922 S857 2017
60000|a Buffalo Bill,|d 1846-1917|x Friends and associates.
60000|a Sitting Bull,|d 1831-1890|x Friends and associates.
61020|a Buffalo Bill's Wild West Company|v Biography.
650 0|a Entertainers|z United States|v Biography.
650 0|a Dakota Indians|x Kings and rulers|v Biography.
650 0|a Wild west shows|x History|y 19th century.
655 7|a Biographies.|2 lcgft
250 |a First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
020 |a 9781476773520
020 |a 1476773521
5050 |a In which public enemy number one comes home -- In which the wild west is born and dies and is resurrected from the bottom of the Mississippi River -- In which the Seventh Cavalry is defeated at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, and Buffalo Bill stars as himself in the Red right hand, or the First scalp for Custer -- In which Sitting Bull is hired and heads east for the wild west -- In which Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill join up in the City of Buffalo, and Tatanka Iyotake reunites with Annie Oakley -- In which an Indian and a Wasichu shake hands and make up across the medicine line -- In which there comes a ghost dance, or, a horse from Buffalo Bill responds to the assassination of Sitting Bull, and other instances of the last days of the wild west -- Epilogue.
010 |a 2017006041
504 |a Includes bibliographical references and index.
264 1|a New York :|b Simon & Schuster,|c 2017.
300 |a xvii, 286 pages :|b illustrations ;|c 22 cm
336 |a text|b txt|2 rdacontent
337 |a unmediated|b n|2 rdamedia
338 |a volume|b nc|2 rdacarrier
24510|a Blood brothers :|b the story of the strange friendship between Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill /|c Deanne Stillman.
042 |a pcc
043 |a n-usp--
049 |a JRSA
040 |a DLC|b eng|e rda|c DLC|d OCLCO|d BTCTA|d YDX|d BDX|d OCLCF|d GK8|d OCL|d OCLCA|d VTL
08200|a 978/.020922|a B|2 23
05000|a F594.C68|b S75 2017
998 |e -|d a |f eng|a arc|a ard|a cen|a coo|a nhi|a ora|a sou|a syl
907 |a .b25067205
945 |y .i76991672|i 33029103663530|l cenag|s -|k |u 3|x 1|w 0|v 8|t 3|z 11-10-17|o -
945 |y .i76991684|i 33029103663548|l nhiag|s -|k |u 8|x 0|w 0|v 3|t 3|z 11-10-17|o -
945 |y .i76991696|i 33029103663555|l cooag|s -|k |u 8|x 0|w 0|v 1|t 3|z 11-10-17|o -
945 |y .i76991702|i 33029103663563|l sylag|s -|k |u 12|x 1|w 1|v 5|t 3|z 11-10-17|o -
945 |y .i76991714|i 33029103663571|l oraag|s i|k |u 4|x 2|w 0|v 5|t 3|z 11-10-17|o -
945 |y .i78086310|i 33029105381172|l ardag|s -|k |u 2|x 2|w 0|v 2|t 3|z 05-11-18|o -
945 |y .i78367694|i 33029105398747|l arcag|s -|k |u 1|x 1|w 0|v 0|t 3|z 06-01-18|o -
945 |y .i78534495|i 33029105349997|l souag|s -|k |u 2|x 1|w 0|v 0|t 3|z 06-12-18|o -
945 |y .i78707134|i 33029105364384|l souag|s -|k |u 0|x 0|w 0|v 0|t 3|z 06-20-18|o -