The Dull Knifes of Pine Ridge by Joe Starita
A Lakota Odyssey

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Told through the voices of one family--the Dull Knifes of Pine Ridge, South Dakota--the true story of Lakota Sioux life chronicles four generations from Little Bighorn to Desert Storm on a journey of lost and reclaimed cultural identity.
 

About Joe Starita

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An award-winning investigative journalist and former New York bureau chief for The Miami Herald, Joe Starita is now an associate professor of journalism at the University of Nebraska.
 
Published April 19, 1995 by Putnam. 388 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, War. Non-fiction

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285.) Starita tells the Dull Knifes' story in remarkable and affectionate detail, maintaining a balance between the history of a people and the history of a family.

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His son, Guy Dull Knife Jr., grew up with rock 'n' roll and endured Vietnam, returning to find himself involved in even more danger: the American Indian Movement's battle against corrupt leadership at the reservation.

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George Dull Knife, son of Chief Dull Knife and the last ofhis family to be born in a tepee (1875), spent most of his life on the Pine Ridge Reservation (S.D.) of the Lakota.

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