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The Fighting Cheyennes

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"A long association with the Cheyennes has given me a special interest in them, and a special wish that they should be allowed to speak for themselves. What the Indians saw in the battles here described, I have learned during years of intimate acquaintance with those who took part in them."-George Bird Grinnell.

Without critical comment or biased judgement, George Bird Grin
Paperback, 480 pages
Published April 15th 1983 by University of Oklahoma Press (first published July 1st 1956)
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Edward jarvis
Feb 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A detailed and fascinating account of the wars of the U.S. Army with the various people's of the plains Indians nations.

Due to the style of writing during the very earliest part of the twentieth century the reading can be slow, but patience is well rewarded. The Indian point of view is well represented.
George Polansky
A more balanced history of the Cheyenne and other tribes and their encounters with Army of the USA.
Daniel Patitz
Apr 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The story was very much from the Indians point of view and their memories. Government covered up many of the slaughters that happened massacre of women and children just to take their land.
Jan 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
Well, I rather gave up. I enjoy the history and the info etc. but the reading is difficult since it jumps and then you have to find the rest of the paragraph farther on, then go back and hope you are in the right area etc. It may have been just this addition (ISBN 978-0-217-38530-5) different than the one shown in the picture here. It was written long ago and also some parts are not current and that is clearly stated on the first page where the publishing info is (copyrighted edition 2009). A di ...more
Sep 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Being only a quarter way through this seems to be a very good book of the American and American Indian history covering the wars between tribes and the tribes with the white man. Much of the history covers Kansas, Colorado and Nebraska territories.

Being written in the early1900s, it is still fresh in the minds of the writer and the children of those involved making it a very accurate account.

Good historical account of the Indian wars of the plains Indians.
Fredrick Danysh
Jul 14, 2011 rated it really liked it
Examines the life and culture of the Cheyenne Indians and their relationship the European Americans and even other Native Americans.
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A great old classic about the world of the Cheyenne up to the point where they were driven, unwillingly, onto the reservations. George Bird Grinnell knew many Cheyenne personally, some of whom were in famous battles like The Little Big Horn, and they told him their side of the story. An interesting book.
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