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Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux, As Told Through John G. Neihardt (Flaming Rainbow). Originally published: New York: Morrow, 1932.




Atlas of the Sioux Wars. Second Edition. Charles D. Collins, Jr. Dr. William Glenn Robertson, Consulting Editor. Combat Studies Institute Press. Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas 66027. Oct. 2006. ISBN 0-16-076845-4.

The relevance of the Sioux Wars for today’s Army is even more evident in 2006 than it was in 1992. As with the campaigns against the Sioux from the 1860s to the 1890s, early 21st century operations array the conventional forces of the US Army against the unconventional forces in Afghanistan and Iraq. The Sioux campaigns are replete with valuable lessons for the professional soldier. The operations were operationally and tactically complex, unfamiliar terrain and logistics dramatically affected the multiphase engagements, and every operation took place in a complex political and cultural environment of shifting priorities. A serious study of the campaigns offers today’s officers the opportunity to compare, contrast, and, most importantly, to discover the threads of continuity linking the unconventional warfare of the 21st century with that of their 19th century forebears.