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A historical documentary of Sitting Bull’s exile in Canada after the Montana massacre at Little Big Horn. The play examines Sitting Bull’s relationship with superintendent Walsh of the North West Mounted Police and is the study of the disillusionment of a man who believes in his government’s integrity but who is betrayed by that government.“This is the law,” Walsh declares ...more
Paperback, 136 pages
Published January 1st 1983 by Talonbooks
(first published January 1st 1974)
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Sharon Pollock’s play Walsh is a brilliant yet heartbreaking read – it sheds light on the troubling reality about Canada’s treatment of First Nations people especially in its relation with the United States. The play observes Superintend James A. Walsh of the North West Mounted Police and his friendship with Chief Sitting Bull of the Hunkpapa Sioux. The play takes place following the Little Big Horn Massacre and death of General George Custer in 1876. It is clear the Sioux have been unjustly per ...more