Book Reviews of Sioux Splendor

Sioux Splendor
Sioux Splendor
Author: F. Rosanne Bittner
ISBN-13: 9780821732311
ISBN-10: 0821732315
Publication Date: 12/1/1990
Pages: 448
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: Kensington Pub Corp
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
Just disregard the cover picture. It's so tacky it makes you not want to pick this book up. I can't imagine Cynthia, the book's heroine, striking that pose. And Red Wolf, was not described as skin and bones as he's depicted here. Poor guy. Looks like he starved himself pining for Cynthia. I really loved this book. It's the first historical Native Amercian book I've ever read. Essentially it's the story of a great love affair between a Sioux and a white girl. Just by having sex with her the first time, Red Wolf claims Cynthia as his wife. At first the other women are hostle towards Cynthia but when they see how she is with Red Wolf's grandmother and the children, they treat her like a sister. Though life is harsher than what Cynthia has known, she grows attached to Sioux life and falls deeply in love with Red Wolf. On his part, he has been in love with her when he first set eyes on her. During a skirmish with a cavalry, Cynthia is captured by the soldiers to be brought home. Carrying Red Wolf's child and loving Indian life, she doesn't want to go back to live with whites. The whites are depicted as stuffy or greedy or ignorant or even brutal. But the author makes sure to depict the Sioux's bad side also which is just as brutal as the white man. Yet part of that reason is the white man's method of war - raping and murdering their wives and children - as well as the white mans' greed for gold as they violate treaty after treaty. A great way to learn American history and their subjugation of Native Americans whenever it moved them.
Despite Cynthia and Red Fox's separation they do meet again many years later, wiser and still in love. As you can tell, I highly recommend this book.
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This is a very good romance story. It reads fast and tells the story over a number of years.
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From the back cover:
As a preacher's daughter in Deadwood South Dakota, blonde and innocent Cynthia Wells rarely left the safety of her father's home. But when the kind-hearted girl heard an Indian boy was to hang the next day in revenge for some miners' deaths, Cynthia was filled with anger and bravery. Stealing out at night to release the poor primitive child, she was shocked to discover the redskinned captive was a handsome, naked man! Irrestibly drawn to him, Cynthia cut free his bonds...and yearned for his hard-muscled arms to make her a prisoner of his embrace. Courageous Red Wolf was ready to meet the Great Spirit when he saw a gorgeous white woman step up to his gallows in the moonlight. He thought he was dead already until he felt her golden hair tickle his arm and her full breasts press against his chest as she sliced away his ropes. Grateful for his life, he swore he'd teach her how the red man could love! He'd stroke her ivory skin to ecstasy, and trace her luscious curves until she was sated time and again by his shameless SIOUX SPLENDOR.
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As a preacher's daughter in Deadwood, South Dakota, blonde and innocent Cynthia Wells rarely left the safety of her father's home. But when the kind-hearted girl heard an Indian boy was to hang the next day in revenge for some miner's deaths, Cynthia was filled with anger and bravery. Stealing out at night to release the poor, primitive child, she was shocked to discover the redskinned captive was a handsome, naked man! Irresistibly drawn to him, Cynthia cut free his bonds...and yearned for his hard-muscled arms to make her a prisoner of his embrace!

Courageous Red Wolf was really to meet the Great Spirit when he saw a gorgeous white woman step up to his gallows in the moonlight. Grateful for his life, he swore he'd teach her how the red man could love!