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By Rachel A. Koestler-Grack

ISBN-10: 1604135948

ISBN-13: 9781604135947

In Annie Oakley, examine this striking girl whose sharpshooting talents and fast wit received her many lovers and admirers.

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Indd 30 1/12/10 4:11:28 PM “Little Sure Shot” 31 was not formal. However, Sitting Bull told her that, if she ever decided to live in Indian Territory, she would be entitled to receive five ponies, a wigwam, endless cattle, and other presents as the chief ’s daughter. Butler saw the story as a great piece of advertising. ” After their meeting, Sitting Bull and Oakley parted ways. He headed west to the Standing Rock Reservation, while she went east to Ohio. But their paths would cross again someday.

The Lakota defeated Custer and his cavalry of soldiers on the grassy hills near the Little Bighorn River in present-day Montana. During the fight, Custer and 210 soldiers were killed. In the months after the battle, Sitting Bull fled the United States to Wood Mountain, Saskatchewan, Canada, where he stayed until 1881. He then surrendered to American forces and spent two years as a prisoner at Fort Randall. S. government let Sitting Bull join his relatives and friends at the Standing Rock Reservation in South Dakota.

As it turned out, she had nothing to worry about. As always, her aim was true, and she shot the ashes clean off. Crown Prince Wilhelm would later be blamed for starting World War I (1914–1918). Years later, people often teased Oakley that she had missed her chance to prevent the war—if only she had hit Wilhelm instead of the cigarette. The Wild West tour took Oakley all over Europe, including Italy, Germany, Austria, Spain, and Great Britain. In their spare time, she and Butler did as much sightseeing as they could.

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