**2022 Will Rogers Medallion Award Silver Winner for Western Biographies and Memoirs**
Two Native American leaders who left a lasting legacy, Geronimo and Sitting Bull.
Most Americans and many people worldwide have heard these two famous names. Today, however, the general public knows little about the lives of these great leaders. During the second half of the nineteenth century when they opposed white intrusion and expansion into their territories, just the mention of their names could spark fear or anger. After they surrendered to the army and lived in captivity, they evoked curiosity and sympathy for the plight of the American Indian. Author Bill Markley offers a thoughtful and entertaining examination of these legendary lives in this new joint biography of these two great leaders. .
Geronimo and Sitting Bull is Bill Markley’s third book in his Legendary West series. Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson chronicles their adventures; and Billy the Kid and Jesse James; tells their tales. Bill and coauthor Kellen Cutsforth explore historical controversies in Old West Showdown. All three are Will Rogers Medallion Award finalists. Bill has written additional nonfiction books and a novel, Deadwood Dead Men. A member of Western Writers of America, he writes for True West, Wild West, and Roundup magazines. Bill has visited locations important to Geronimo, including Fort Bowie, and to Sitting Bull, including the Little Big Horn.
In this insightful, clearly-written dual biography noted historian Bill Markley brings two of America's most famous Indian leaders to life. Concise yet authoritative, Markley's book provides a vivid introduction to the life and times of these two amazing Native Americans.
South Dakota historian Bill Markley has done it again with Geronimo & Sitting Bull, his third volume of his Legendary West series. Dramatic and thought provoking, readers of Markley's poignant dual biography will reference it for years to come, while eagerly awaiting the next entry in his series.