Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

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Wounded Knee

Wounded Knee

Fall 2001 Non-Fiction
Ages: 9 & Up
By: Neil Waldman
ISBN: 0-689-82559-5
Hardcover Price: $18.00
Neil Waldman's heartfelt and evocative black and white pictures -- with a sprinkling of sepia and earth colors for some landscapes and Indian portraits -- chronicle the last free-roaming days of the Lakota tribes of the western plains. Waldman writes a serviceable but uninspired prose that will give his readers some sense of the clash of two alien cultures (Native Americans and white settlers) that doomed the nomadic tribal life of the Indian population. The book's title commemorates the climactic 1890 battle between the antagonists at Wounded Knee in South Dakota, a battle in which the wise warrior Sitting Bull was killed. It is the pictures, however, that will linger long in readers' memories.
Selma G. Lanes   ©2001 Parents' Choice

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