Cheyenne Autumn

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Harpercollins, 1976 - Social Science
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In the autumn of 1878 a band of Cheyenne Indians set out from Indian Territory, where they had been sent by the U.S. government, to return to their homeland in the Yellowstone country. This saga of their heart-breaking fifteen-hundred-mile flight is by the author of Crazy Horse: The Strange Man of the Oglalas and Old Jules, also available as Bison Books.

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User Review  - Mike - Goodreads

Powerful and tragic, this is an deeply moving book. The history and the writing deserved more time than I gave it (the book is overdue and has a pending request, so I read it in a couple of days). I highly recommend it. Read full review

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User Review  - Allan - Goodreads

Sandoz' use of a narrative voice reflecting the Cheyenne perspective takes some getting used to (a sort of "Cheyenne-ese" one might say), but this true American tragedy is utterly compelling, if terribly sad. Read full review


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Mari Sandoz (1896-1966) is the noted author of "Cheyenne Autumn," "Old Jules," and "The Battle of the Little Bighorn," all available in Bison Books editions. Michael Punke is the author of several books, including "Last Stand: George Bird Grinnell, the Battle to Save the Buffalo, and the Birth of the New West" and "Fire and Brimstone: The North Butte Mining Disaster of 1917,

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