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Yellow Wolf: His Own Story

4.3  ·  Rating details ·  33 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press
The Nez Perce campaign is among the most famous in the brief and bloody history of the Indian wars of the West. Yellow Wolf was a contemporary of Chief Joseph and a leader among his own men. His story is one that had never been told and will never be told again. A first person account, through author L.V. McWh
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Paperback, 328 pages
Published January 1st 1940 by Caxton Press
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Mary
Feb 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I became aware of Yellow Wolf last summer when I went to Nespelem on the Colville reservation to pay my respects at Chief Joseph's grave. There is also a marker for Yellow Wolf. Intrigued, I went searching and found McWhorter's book. This book is such a lucky find for anyone interested in Native American history and culture. McWhorter was as committed to faithfully recording the narrative in Yellow Wolf's voice as Yellow Wolf was to "telling you true." In many ways McWhorter, despite being amate ...more
Michael
Nov 17, 2008 rated it it was amazing
First-person account of a Nez Perce trying to escape with his tribe to Canada. My favorite part of this book is where the author relates a trash-talking conversation with an enemy....all in plains sign language.
Kurt
Apr 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Yellow Wolf is a name I first heard more than 40 years ago. My father had read a little about the Nez Perce War of 1877, and he spoke occasionally about the mistreatment of the Nez Perce and the heroism of the few warriors who fought the government soldiers while protecting their tribe and families as they were chased over a thousand miles from their homeland. Yellow Wolf was just one of those warriors, and because of the foresight and dedication of L.V. McWhorter we have his first-hand account ...more
Tanya
Dec 08, 2014 rated it liked it
Yellow Wolf, or Heinmot Hihhih (White Thunder), tells Mr. McWhorter his accounts of experiencing the Nez Perce War during the late nineteenth century. An indefatigable warrior whose "wyakin" and spirit power complement his skills, Yellow Wolf attests to the resilience of Native American people. Their tribal sovereignty and success in self-preservation will forever be admired by those willing to listen.
David
Jul 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Interesting history of one Brave account of the Nes Pierce Indian war. I enjoyed the thoughts expressed and the information concerning this period of history and how he effected the record. I give it a must read.
John Hansen
Nov 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
A very detailed and exhaustive account of the Nez Perce War. What makes it a compelling read is the description and insight into the Indian participant's thoughts, feelings and actions.
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