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Dances with Wolves by Michael Blake
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Feb 19, 11

Read from February 13 to 14, 2011

Absolutely lovely book- definitely worth reading even if you've seen the movie. There's a bit of backstory here that fleshes out the plot in a much more satisfying way, especially with Stands With a Fist and her late husband.

I wondered why Hollywood swapped out the Comanches for the Sioux in the movie, and now I know why (though not from this book) If you care to read something more historical (but defintely less lyrical), pick up the book "Empire of the Summer Moon." The likihood of John Dunbar being anything more than tortured and killed is a pretty fanciful notion. The relations between the Native Americans and the whites is far more complicated than "Dances With Wolves" might have you believe.
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