Ernie LaPointe
Ernie LaPointe

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Sitting Bull descendant to visit

Published 6:27pm Friday, April 1, 2011

The last surviving great-grandson of legendary Lakota leader Sitting Bull will make another visit to Niles.
The Fort St. Joseph Museum will host Ernie LaPointe Saturday, April 9. He will be available to sign copies of his book “Sitting Bull: His Life and Legacy” and his DVDs about the story of Sitting Bull. The book and DVDs will be available for purchase for $20 each at the museum.
Sitting Bull, a Lakota chief and holy man, is famous for his involvement at the Battle of Little Big Horn.
LaPointe’s book is unique in that it tells Sitting Bull’s story from the Native American perspective. It’s the only biography of Sitting Bull written by a lineal descendent.
LaPointe is a sundancer and lives the traditional way of the Lakota in South Dakota, like his great-grandfather.
April 9 will also be the last day to view four Sitting Bull artifacts on display at the museum. The artifacts include the leggings Sitting Bull was wearing when he was killed, a stone club and a beaver top that belong to Sitting Bull and a game hoop that belonged to Crow Foot, Sitting Bull’s son.
For more information, contact Carol Bainbridge at (269) 683-4702 ext. 212 or e-mail cbainbridge@nilesmi.org.

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