Bull Riding

Author: Jane Kubke

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781404205444

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 5502


Examines the history of rodeo, the basic skills needed in bull riding, and how bull riders are judged and scored.

Bull Rider

Author: Suzanne Williams

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416961305

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 241

View: 7536


When his older brother, a bull-riding champion, returns from the Iraq War partially paralyzed, fourteen-year-old Cam takes a break from skateboarding to enter a bull-riding contest, in hopes of winning the $15,000 prize and motivating his depressed brother to continue with his rehabilitation.

Buffalo Bill and Sitting Bull

Inventing the Wild West

Author: Bobby Bridger

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292709171

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 4749


Army scout, buffalo hunter, Indian fighter, and impresario of the world-renowned "Wild West Show," William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody lived the real American West and also helped create the "West of the imagination." Born in 1846, he took part in the great westward migration, hunted the buffalo, and made friends among the Plains Indians, who gave him the name Pahaska (long hair). But as the frontier closed and his role in "winning the West" passed into legend, Buffalo Bill found himself becoming the symbol of the destruction of the buffalo and the American Indian. Deeply dismayed, he spent the rest of his life working to save the remaining buffalo and to preserve Plains Indian culture through his Wild West shows. This biography of William Cody focuses on his lifelong relationship with Plains Indians, a vital part of his life story that, surprisingly, has been seldom told. Bobby Bridger draws on many historical accounts and Cody's own memoirs to show how deeply intertwined Cody's life was with the Plains Indians. In particular, he demonstrates that the Lakota and Cheyenne were active cocreators of the Wild West shows, which helped them preserve the spiritual essence of their culture in the reservation era while also imparting something of it to white society in America and Europe. This dual story of Buffalo Bill and the Plains Indians clearly reveals how one West was lost, and another born, within the lifetime of one remarkable man.

Sitting Bull

Champion of the Sioux

Author: Stanley Vestal

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806187662

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 5426


"If that is Long Hair, I am the one who killed him," White Bull, the young nephew of Sitting Bull, said when Bad Juice pointed out Custer's body immediately after the Battle of the Little Big Horn. Yet it was Sitting Bull who acquired the notoriety and was paraded in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show as "the warrior who killed Custer." But this new edition of Stanley Vestal's classic biography of the famous chief emphasizes that "Sitting Bull's fame does not rest upon the death of Custer’s five troops. Had he been twenty miles away shooting antelope that morning, he would still remain the greatest of the Sioux." The stirring account of the death throes of a mighty nation and its leader is the story of the "greatest of the Sioux" and his struggle to keep his people free and united. The Sioux were formidable warriors, as attested to by men who fought against them, like General Anson Mills, who said, "They were the best cavalry in the world; their like will never be seen again," but they were up against an overwhelming tide of soldiers, homesteaders, and bureaucrats. Sitting Bull fought long and hard and "He was ... a statesman, one of the most farsighted we have had," but statesmanship could not prevail against such odds. This powerful biography of Sitting Bull is brought to a new generation of readers in h a new and expanded edition, for much new material had been added to the original edition (published in 1932) that could not be disclosed while the informants were still living. Sitting Bull is a moving account of the epic courage of one man in the face of his inevitable defeat as the last defender of his people's rights.

Sacred Bull, Holy Cow

A Cultural Study of Civilization's Most Important Animal

Author: Donald K. Sharpes

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820479026

Category: Science

Page: 302

View: 2256


Original Scholarly Monograph

Sitting Bull's Boss

Above the Medicine Line with James Morrow Walsh

Author: Ian Anderson

Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co

ISBN: 9781895811636

Category: History

Page: 238

View: 3318


No Native American in US history has provoked more emotion and interest than Sitting Bull. His often misunderstood role in the Battle of the Little Bighorn and his subsequent self-imposed exile have rarely been explored. The events that followed the demise of General George Custer and his 7th Cavalry when they fought Sitting Bull's warriors brought together some of the most fascinating characters of the post-Civil War frontier era. In the aftermath of battle, Sitting Bull's Sioux eluded US Army commander Nelson Miles while gradually moving north to the border or 'Medicine Line' as the Sioux nation knew it. There Sitting Bull and 5,000 followers met a man wearing a red coat. He was James Morrow Walsh of the North West Mounted Police and he represented the 'Great White Mother of the North'. Walsh was the only white man Sitting Bull would ever trust. This is a story of two men and how their unlikely bond built on truth and respect would be buried by the hubris of politicians.

Ole Bull

Norway's Romantic Musician and Cosmopolitan Patriot

Author: Einar Haugen,Einar Ingvald Haugen,Camilla Cai

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299132507

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 354

View: 3941


A child prodigy, Bull was admitted to the Bergen orchestra as first violin at the age of eight. He soon was idolized on both sides of the Atlantic for his superb improvisations and his ability to play the violin polyphonically. Though he was hailed as "the Paganini of the North," some critics labeled him a charlatan for his apparently magic tricks on the violin. Bull counted among his friends the great names of his era: Schumann and Lizst, Emerson and Wagner. Longfellow and Hans Christian Andersen modeled characters on him, and he was in part the inspiration for Ibsen's Peer Gynt. Although he spent most of his adult life abroad, Bull was a tireless promoter of Norwegian art and culture. His concert improvisations were rooted in his native slåtter (folkdance tunes), and he modified his own instrument using the Norwegian Hardanger fiddle as a model. By mid-century, Bull realized his dream of establishing a national theater in Bergen. He gave Henrik Ibsen a start in theater management, employed the poet Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, and promoted the music of Edvard Grieg. His attempt to establish a Norwegian colony, "Oleana," in the United States, however, failed through poor management. The words of the poet Aasmund Vinje, "That surely would be a man to write a book about," have been taken to heart by authors Einar Haugen and Camilla Cai. In addition to providing the first comprehensive listing of Bull's works (with full descriptions of all known sources), analyses of his compositions and their influences, and reviews of his performances, this biography gives life once again to a fascinating and flamboyant figure.

Europa and the Bull, Europe, and European Studies

Visual Images as Historical Source Material

Author: Michael Wintle,Inc ebrary, Michael Wintle

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9056293427

Category: Europe

Page: 36

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The Power of the Bull

Author: Michael Rice

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317725832

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 5782


Everyone has heard of the Minotaur in the labyrinth on Crete and many know that the Greek gods would adopt the guise of a bull to seduce mortal women. But what lies behind these legends? The Power of the Bull discusses mankind's enduring obsession with bulls. The bull is an almost universal symbol throughout Indo-European cultures. Bull cults proliferated in the Middle East and in many parts of North Africa, and one cult, Mithraism, was the greatest rival to Christianity in the Roman Empire. The Cults are divergent yet have certain core elements in common. Michael Rice argues that the ancient bulls were the supreme sacrificial animal. An examination of evidence from earliest prehistory onwards reveals the bull to be a symbol of political authority, sexual potency, economic wealth and vast subterranean powers. In some areas representations of the bull have varied little from earliest times, in others it has changed vastly over centuries. This volume provides a well-illustrated and accessible analysis of the exceptionally rich artistic inheritance associated with the bull.

Sitting Bull

Author: Ronald A. Reis

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438132336

Category: Dakota Indians

Page: 127

View: 9884


Born in South Dakota in 1831, Sitting Bull was given his father's name after killing his first buffalo as a teenager. Sitting Bull witnessed the downfall of his people's way of life after the California gold rush of 1849 and the opening up of the West by the railroad. After he was wounded in battle, his views hardened about the presence of whites in Sioux land. He began to assume an uncompromising militancy that would characterize the rest of his life. Developing into one of the most important of chiefs, Sitting Bull was able to unite a multitude of Sioux bands and other tribes at his camp, which continually expanded as the tribes sought safety in numbers. It was this camp that General George Armstrong Custer found on June 25, 1876, when he led the 7th Cavalry advance party to the Little Big Horn River. Sitting Bull, who had seen a vision of this attack during a tribal dance, and his people were able to defeat Custer and his men, but their victory was short-lived as thousands more outraged soldiers pursued the Sioux, forcing their surrender. This brave warrior was finally brought down in 1890 by tribal police who had been sent to arrest him. In Sitting Bull, read about a man who refused to back down from his convictions, even when they brought him face to face with the United States Calvary.