Joe Starita is the author of several books, including I Am a Man: Chief Standing Bear's Journey for Justice and The Dull Knifes of Pine Ridge, which was nominated for the Pultizer Prize and won the MPIBA Award. He was the New York bureau chief for Knight-Ridder newspapers and a veteran investigative reporter for the Miami Herald. His stories won more than two dozen awards, one of which was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for local reporting. He has held an endowed chair at the University of Nebraska's College of Journalism and Mass Communications.
In 1877, Chief Standing Bear’s Ponca Indian tribe was forcibly removed from their Nebraska homeland and marched to Oklahoma—known then as Indian Territory—in what became the tribe’s own Trail of Tears. “I Am a Man” chronicles what happened whe... SEE MORE