Tie My Bones to Her Back

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G.K. Hall, 1997 - Fiction - 380 pages
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At the heart of Robert F. Jones's galloping new novel is the near decimation of America's vast buffalo herd, which triggered the last and bloodiest Indian War in history. Left homeless by the panic of 1873, thousands of Americans like Jenny Dousmann headed West to recoup their fortunes in buffalo hides and bones. After joining her older brother, Otto, on the Buffalo Range, along with McKay, a Confederate veteran who blames himself for the death of Stonewall Jackson, Jenny is brutally raped, and her brother is crippled during a blizzard. A half-breed Cheyenne, Two Shields, leads them north into the Big Horn Mountains to salvage their lives among his People. Now known as Yellow-Haired Woman and the Wolf Chief, Jenny and Otto join Two Shields on a quest for vengeance. A riveting adventure story, at once savage and lyrical, Tie My Bones to Her Back is a searing indictment of ecological folly and historical revisionism, and a disturbing foray into the nature of violence.

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User Review  - Amante - LibraryThing

I don't usually read westerns and this book reminds why I dislike the genre. It is pulp fiction, reminiscent of the badly written books of the 1870s and 1880s. Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Jones favors vividly observed wilderness settings for his fiction (Blood Tide, 1990, etc.), and this latest novel is no exception. It's set in the American West during the last days of the old ... Read full review

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Robert F. Jones is the author of seven highly acclaimed novels, including "Blood Sport", & five works of nonfiction, including "Dancers in the Sunset Sky", a collection of sporting essays. His work has appeared in "Sports Afield", "Men's Journal", "Outdoor Life", "Big Sky Journal", "Audubon", "Time", "Sports Illustrated", "Life", "People", "Harper's", "Fly Rod & Reel", "The New York Times", & "Shooting Sportsman". He lives in West Rupert, Vermont.

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