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Gall: Lakota War Chief

Gall: Lakota War Chief

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We know the names of Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse, but less is commonly known of Gall. A brilliant Hunkpapa warrior, Gall was Chief Sitting Bull's most able lieutenant.
Paperback Native American history book

  • 318 pages
  • ISBN: 978-0806140360
  • Measures: 6.14 x 0.78 x 9.21 inches

Called the “Fighting Cock of the Sioux” by U.S. soldiers, Hunkpapa warrior Gall was a great Lakota chief who, along with Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse, resisted efforts by the U.S. government to annex the Black Hills. It was Gall, enraged by the slaughter of his family, who led the charge across Medicine Tail Ford to attack Custer’s main forces on the other side of the Little Bighorn.

Robert W. Larson now sorts through contrasting views of Gall, to determine the real character of this legendary Sioux. This first-ever scholarly biography also focuses on the actions Gall took during his final years on the reservation, unraveling his last fourteen years to better understand his previous forty.

Every story of the West deserves to be told. The Buffalo Bill Center of the West is a nonprofit cultural institution working to preserve and share these stories. Shop for Native American history books and other Old West gifts from Points West Market — all proceeds go to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.