Cheyenne Autumn

Cheyenne Autumn

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by Mari Sandoz
     
 

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"This great story of the struggle of a small band of homesick, mistreated, half-starved Indians against the military might of a major nation takes on the stature of an American epic."-Chicago Sunday Tribune  See more details below

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"This great story of the struggle of a small band of homesick, mistreated, half-starved Indians against the military might of a major nation takes on the stature of an American epic."-Chicago Sunday Tribune

Editorial Reviews

Saturday Review of Literature
"Not only in American history but in all history it is hard to find stories as moving, noble and dramatic as this one. The highest praise one could give any book about it would be to say that it was worthy of its subject. Cheyenne Autumn deserves that accolade."—Saturday Review of Literature
Chicago Sunday Tribune
"Actually, Mari Sandoz does more than just tell the story. With her customary skill, she manages to recreate a man, a scene, an event, a page from history, so that through her prose this great story of the struggle of a small band of homesick, mistreated, half-starved Indians against the military might of a major nation takes on the stature of an American epic."—Chicago Sunday Tribune

New York Times
"Because of my bias in favor of all accounts and stories of the Old West, I hesitate to state categorically that this is a great book, but I have a deep suspicion that it is."—New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803292123
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
02/28/1992
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
282
Product dimensions:
5.36(w) x 8.08(h) x 0.68(d)

Meet the Author

A historian and a novelist, Mari Sandoz (1896–1966) is the author of Crazy Horse: The Strange Man of the Oglalas and Old Jules, both available in Bison Books editions.

 

Alan Boye is a professor of English at Vermont’s Lyndon State College. He is the author of Holding Stone Hands: On the Trail of the Cheyenne Exodus (Nebraska 2001).

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Cheyenne Autumn 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A must read for those interested in discovering a dark, not often heard chapter in American history. Cheyenne Autumn shines light on a proud people forced from their land and pursued to near extermination by 19th century whites and U.S. Government. You do not find any information of this kind in school text history books. Your eyes will open and your heart will ache for the suffering, humiliation, and lost heritage of the Northern Cheyenne.