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?Winner of the 2005 Western Heritage Award?
On a fateful June day in 1876, Cheyenne warrior Comes in Sight faced grave danger. His horse had been shot out from under him, and he was left stranded on the battlefield. Suddenly, a rider galloped through enemy fire, pulled Comes in Sight onto the back of her horse, and spirited him to safety. It was Buffalo Calf Road Woman?the warrior?s own sister. While white men refer to that clash between the U.S. Cavalry and the Cheyenne as the Battle of the Rosebud, the ...
“Winner of the 2005 Western Heritage Award”
On a fateful June day in 1876, Cheyenne warrior Comes in Sight faced grave danger. His horse had been shot out from under him, and he was left stranded on the battlefield. Suddenly, a rider galloped through enemy fire, pulled Comes in Sight onto the back of her horse, and spirited him to safety. It was Buffalo Calf Road Woman—the warrior’s own sister. While white men refer to that clash between the U.S. Cavalry and the Cheyenne as the Battle of the Rosebud, the Cheyenne know it as the battle “Where the Girl Saved Her Brother.”
Days later, Buffalo Calf also fought at the Battle of Little Bighorn—the only woman to do so. Today, a controversy is brewing over her role in that battle: Is it possible that she was the warrior who struck the blow that killed General George Armstrong Custer?
In this award-winning novel, authors Rosemary Agonito and Joseph Agonito depict the life and times of this brave young woman and the devastating effects of white man’s westward migration. Based on true events, this epic tale of love and war is an inspiring journey through one of history’s most moving sagas.
The end of the world began that day. Not slowly or quietly, not piece by piece or by degrees, but as a calamity that brings another and another and another . . .
A heavy mist hung over the sleeping village wrapped in cottonwoods against the biting winter cold. As the first gray light moved uncertainly over the haze, a lone jackrabbit in the distance scuttled across the snow in search of a naked patch of yellow grass. The distant neighing of a horse in the cloistered pony herd interrupted its furtive movements. It crouched, long ears erect, listening. But the hunger of the lean winter moons soon pushed the starving animal past its fear, and it darted forward again, searching. Suddenly, out of the dense brush, leapt a coyote heavy with its burden of unborn pups, its yellowish eyes wild and full of fire. The rabbit's hind legs propelled it through the snow, swift and straight, the hot eyes tight against its back. The swollen coyote circled, pressing its desperate prey toward the distant bluffs, then fell back. The rabbit took its life and ran some more, but the grateful moment passed as quickly as it began. The coyote's mate, patient and cunning and sure, jumped from a waiting rock. The rabbit's futile flight home ended on the bloodied snows. . . .
Posted October 7, 2006
This well written historical novel is the recipient of the highly prestigious 2006 Western Heritage award for outstanding Western novel. The authors Agonito skillfuly weave the tale of a brave and courageous woman( Buffalo Calf Road Woman) against the larger canvas of the trials, tribulations, triumphs, and tragedies of the Cheyenne. The imagery evoked as one reads the book is outstanding. You feel as though you too are there right along side the principle characters. A must read for feminists, students of history and herstory alike, as well as those who see the romance and drama of the human experience! After reading this well researched book, you will never look upon traditional American History in the same way.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 21, 2006
Through this powerfully sensitive story, Rosemary and Joe Agonito provide a cultural understanding of an important moment in history. Their novel is a tribute to the essence of human kindness in sharp contrast with the, also human, forces that often betray it. I certainly hope this book becomes required reading in our schools. It is both, informative and inspiring.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.