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stroyed were suddenly much better and Wind In His Hair nearly succumbed to
the temptation to try to overwhelm the camp before it could come to its senses.
But in a running council he convinced his exuberant warriors to wait one more
sleep, to wait until the hair- mouths were dreaming of death. Then it would be
much easier to kill them. At the first howls of the warriors the scout and his
Tonkawa cohorts put their plan into action and, by the time the Comanches had
passed through, ...
and Wind In His Hair began to think that if he had stayed in the becalmed camp
much longer his smoldering frustration might catch fire and consume him. On a
day when his restlessness was near the breaking point a runner appeared with
the exciting news that the Kiowa were coming. A powerful line of horsemen from
the north were sighted that afternoon, and an hour later the Comanche band that
had suffered so terribly was in a delirium as nearly eighty solemn Kiowa fighters,
The sufferer had tried to hasten sleep with a few long gulps of whiskey, but now,
as he sat in the night, staring at the slovenly camp, which stank continually with
the odor of rotting blood and skin, he decided impulsively to ride for Adobe Walls.
It pained him to do so because he was going to lose a lot of money, but the hurt in
his head was too great. He grabbed up his Sharps rifle, scooped his bedding into
his arms, and in minutes was riding north across the prairie. Half a mile out he ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - juniperSun - LibraryThing
Written okay, but I guess I'm tired of books that can only relate Native American history by including a white person as a main protagonist. On the positive side, it does portray an interpretation of ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jimocracy - LibraryThing
The opening plot showed some real promise and sucked me in but the author chose to take the political route. He perpetuated the myth that Native Americans are all noble and good and environmentally ... Read full review