Crazy Horse: The Strange Man of the OglalasBison Books #ad - Crazy Horse: The Strange Man of the Oglalas #ad - Finally, in the spring of 1877 he surrendered, only to meet a violent death. Chosen as a 2007 one book, one nebraska selection, this edition of Crazy Horse includes discussion questions and a comprehensive glossary to enhance the reader's experience with this classic Sandoz text. Crazy horse, the legendary military leader of the oglala Sioux whose personal power and social nonconformity contributed to his reputation as being “strange, ” fought in many famous battles, including the Little Bighorn, and held out tirelessly against the U.
S. Mari sandoz offers a powerful evocation of the long-ago world and enduring spirit of Crazy Horse. Government’s efforts to confine the Lakotas to reservations. More than a century later Crazy Horse continues to hold a special place in the hearts and minds of his people.
Old JulesBison Books #ad - Old Jules #ad - So it was that i heard the accounts of the hunts, ” Sandoz recalls. But the most impressive stories were those told me by Old Jules himself. This bison books edition includes a new introduction by Linda M. First published in 1935, Old Jules is unquestionably Mari Sandoz’s masterpiece. This portrait of her pioneer father grew out of “the silent hours of listening behind the stove or the wood box, of course, when it was assumed, that I was asleep in bed.
Hasselstrom. Of the fights with the cattlemen and the sheepmen, when a man had to ‘marry anything that got off the train, of the tragic scarcity of women, the storms, ’ of the droughts, the wind and isolation.
The Buffalo Hunters: The Story of the Hide Men, Second EditionBison Books #ad - The Buffalo Hunters: The Story of the Hide Men, Second Edition #ad - Mari sandoz’s vast canvas is charged with color and excitement—accounts of indian ambushes, gambling and gunfights, and Indian chiefs Whistler, military expeditions, Buffalo Bill, Custer, Yellow Wolf, Lonesome Charlie Reynolds, and famous frontier characters such as Wild Bill Hickok, Spotted Tail, hairbreadth escapes, Sheridan, and Sitting Bull.
. By the end of the 1880s, that figure had dwindled to a few hundred. The destruction of the great herds is the theme of The Buffalo Hunters. In 1867 conservative estimates put the number of buffaloes in the trans-Missouri region at fifteen million.
The Cattlemen: From the Rio Grande across the Far Marias, Second EditionBison Books #ad - It is the second in sandoz’s trilogy of books narrating the history of the American West in relation to animal species. The cattlemen is the story of the cattle industry in America and of the men whose ranches reached from the Rio Grande into Montana, from the early Spanish days to Mari Sandoz’s contemporary times.
Sandhill Sundays and Other RecollectionsUniversity of Nebraska Press #ad - No one in our time wrote better than the late Mari Sandoz did, about as many aspects of the Old West, or with more authority and grace, " said John K. Hutchens. Even when she strays, as in the final piece, "Outpost in New York, " Mari Sandoz never leaves the Sandhills in spirit. Included are a chronology of her career, a checklist of her writings, and a brief introduction by Virginia Faulkner.
Those who have not read her classic old jules 1935 will find Sandhill Sundaysand Other Recollections a colorful introduction to Sandoz Country, and those who have will look for the same landmarks and unforgettable people. The proof of that is in her powerful re-creation of pioneer days in the Sandhills of northwestern Nebraska in these autobiographical pieces written between 1929 and 1965.
Sandhill Sundays and Other Recollections #ad - They include the sandoz patriarch, homesteaders, chums, and Indians, the fiery libertarian Old Jules; Marlizzie, neighbors, the archetypal pioneer woman who was Mari's mother; siblings, all individualized and defined by a harsh and lonely frontier. Dangers in every form—blizzards, murderous men—are described, and, just as vividly, so are the pleasures afforded by country cooking, fires, storytelling, rattlesnakes, pet animals, and the first phonograph for miles around.
The Story CatcherUniversity of Nebraska Press #ad - Even greater is his seeing medicine. Many adventures, sorrows, and hardships must pass before the village sings Lance's new name: Story Catcher, recorder of the history of his people. Rooted in legend, history, the story catcher, sandoz's last novel, and empathetic understanding, won the Levi Strauss Golden Saddleman Award and the Western Writers of America Spur Award.
Young lance is his father's son when it comes to the daring needed for gaining honors in the war councils of the plains Sioux. With eyes growing sharper, the buffalo hunting, he watches the warring between tribes, the daily routine—and shows it all in pictures drawn in the dust or on skins with charcoal and color sticks.
The Story Catcher #ad - But catching the story of Sioux society in the 1840s is not for an impetuous and unseasoned youth.
Mammoths of the Great Plains Outspoken Authors Book 4PM Press #ad - Shaggy herds of mammoths still roam the great plainsto the delight of President Thomas Jeffersonin this imaginative alternative history in which the beasts thunder over the grasslands as living symbols of the oncoming struggle between the Native peoples and the European invaders. In addition, this volume includes the essay writing during World War Three, ” a politically incorrect take on multiculturalism from a science fiction point of view and an outspoken interview with the writer of some of today’s edgiest and most uncompromising speculative fiction.
. This unforgettable saga soars from the badlands of the dakota territory to the icy wastes of Siberia, from the Russian Revolution to the American Indian Movement protests of the 1960s and one woman’s attempt to harness DNA science to fulfill the ancient promises of her Lakota heritage.
Cheyenne Memories The Lamar Series in Western HistoryYale University Press #ad - Stands in timber was born in 1882, a few years after his grandfather was killed in the Custer battle. Published in 1967, the book now has an updated bibliography and a new preface by Liberty, in which she shares her recollections of Stands in Timber and describes the circumstances of the Cheyenne over the past 30 years.
The retelling of cheyenne traditions formed an important part of Stands in Timber's life from early childhood, and on his return from school in 1905 he became the primary keeper of the oral literature of his people, seeking out every elder who could contribute personal memories to Cheyenne lore. In this book he recounts tribal myths and sacred rituals, conflict with traditional enemies and whites, and eventual "civilization" and settlement on a reservation.
Cheyenne Memories The Lamar Series in Western History #ad - This work is an oral history of the cheyenne indians from legendary times to the early reservation years, John Stands in Timber, a collaborative effort by the Cheyenne tribal historian, and anthropologist Margot Liberty. In 1956 he met margot liberty, then an Indian Affairs Bureau teacher, who helped him tape-record more than 30 hours of recollections.
From these she compiled this folk history.
The Cheyenne Indians: Their History and Lifeways, Edited and Illustrated American Indian TraditionsWorld Wisdom #ad - Grinnell was the long-time editor of Field & Stream magazine and helped to establish both the Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks. During his career he documented several tribes of the old West, including this vivid account of the last of the Cheyenne Indians, who were forced to live out their lives as nomads.
This beautiful book takes george bird Grinnell’s classic work on the Cheyenne Indians and trims it into 240 fully-illustrated pages of his most essential writings.
The Fighting CheyennesArcadia Press #ad - A fighting and a fearless people. When their struggles with the white men began, some of their older and wiser men strove earnestly to preserve peace, but their efforts failed. During these first wars between the whites and the Cheyennes, the United States Government was struggling for its very life. If it has been necessary to confess defeat, they have abused those who overcame them, as the defeated always abuse the victors.
Evidently there is another side to this history, and this other side is one which should be recorded; and, since the wars are now distant in time, the Indians’ own descriptions of these battles may be read without much prejudice. Its attention was concentrated on the war between the North and the South, and the movements of a few Indians on the thinly settled frontier attracted little notice.
The Fighting Cheyennes #ad - As more and more people pushed into the west, there was more and more fighting with Indians, until in 1878-9 it ceased — so far as the Cheyennes were concerned. Since the indians could not write, the history of their wars has been set down by their enemies, and the story has been told always from the hostile point of view.
. I have tried to present the accounts by whites and Indians, without comment. G. B. G.