Standing Rock Sioux - Book

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There is a rock of incredible legend and history that stands before the Standing Rock Agency. Years ago a Dakota man took a second wife, thereby bruising the ego of his first. As camp was breaking up and the tribe was moving on, the first wife pouted and refused to move. She stayed behind with her baby.

The tribe moved on and the husband repented, sending his brothers to collect her. They returned to camp to find that she and her child had turned to stone. From that point on, the stone was thought holy and was moved with the tribe, always given a place of honor at the center of camp. Now resting upon a brick pedestal, from this stone the agency derives its name. Within the pages of STANDING ROCK SIOUX, author Donovin Sprague examines the tribe's history, legacy and culture through a collection of rare photographs, personal interviews and stories.


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Donovin Arleigh Sprague
Publication Details:
Arcadia Publishing; 1 edition (May 17, 2004)
Book Details:
Paperback, 128 pages