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The Hundred Cuts: Sitting Bull and the Major

Colin Morton

Poetry

 

The Hundred Cuts: Sitting Bull and the Major

by Colin Morton

ISBN 978-1-894543-55-2

Poetry 2009

$17.50 CAD/USD 

Long-listed 2010 Lampman-Scott Award

1877. An international diplomatic crisis faces the new Dominion of Canada. The celebrated and reviled warrior chief Sitting Bull has crossed the 49th parallel ahead of pursuing U.S. Army troops. Camped near Wood Mountain just north of the border, he asks for asylum in Canada for himself and thousands of his Sioux and Cheyenne followers.

In a series of scenes and monologues representing the many sides in this life-and-death confrontation, Colin Morton casts new light on a past whose consequences still demand attention. History, tragedy, poetry, story-telling—The Hundred Cuts: Sitting Bull and the Major reminds readers that we are all implicated in history, that the past is not gone. It is part of us.