Crow Killer: The Saga of Liver-Eating Johnson

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The true story (on which the film Jeremiah Johnson was partially based) of John Johnson, who in 1847 found his wife and her unborn child had been killed by Crow braves. Out of this tragedy came one of the most gripping feuds—one man against a whole tribe—in American history.

Indiana University Press

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Overview

The true story (on which the film Jeremiah Johnson was partially based) of John Johnson, who in 1847 found his wife and her unborn child had been killed by Crow braves. Out of this tragedy came one of the most gripping feuds—one man against a whole tribe—in American history.

Indiana University Press

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780253203120
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/1983
  • Edition description: Midland Book ed.
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 136,077
  • Product dimensions: 5.19 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments

Part One The Young Trapper

1 The Making of a Legend
2 The Hair Merchants
3 An Apprenticeship
4 A Madness
5 Oath of Vengeance

Part Two Liver-Eating Johnson

6 A Man’s Reputation
7 Twined Scalps
8 Crow Against Flathead
9 Winter Holiday, Spring Council
10...A Missing Chapter

Part Three A Man Amoung Men

11 The Eighteenth Warrior
12 Captive of the Blackfeet
13 Mountain-Man Rendezvous
14 Boots and Biscuits
15 Portuguese Phillips
16 A Sioux Liver
17 Monument for a Foe’s Friend
18 Target for Gray Bear

Part Four Brother of the Crows

19 White Chief of the Shoshoni
20 Biscuits for Blackfeet
21 A Last Departure
22 Mariano and the Ute Chief
23 The Piegan Princess
24 Eight Scalps for the Crows

Part Five The Old Trapper

25 Burial for Bear Claw
26 Sheriff Johnson
27 Last Trail
28 Lodge by the Sea

frontispiece

Liver-Eating Johnson at Red Lodge, Montana, One Year Before His Death

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  • Posted January 9, 2010

    An exciting historical book

    I couldn't put this book down. What a great story put in print.

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  • Posted April 6, 2009

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    Crow Killer

    This was a very interesting book and I appreciated it very much. After seeing the movie Jeremiah Johnson, which tried to make it less vicious, it was interesting to make the comparison.

    Are there any other books in this grouping that would make interesting reading?

    Thanks.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2007

    Crow Killer

    As a librarian, I have yet to place this book in any man's hands and have him not read it. It is the 'most stolen' book out of my library.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2003

    A must read for history readers.

    I first read the book in the late 1980s and it remains one of my favorite books. My limited research confirms key characters in the book to be real. Like fishermen, mountain men sometimes their memories and reality are a little different. I perfer to think the stories contained are more factual than exageration. Read the book then watch the movie Jeramiah Johnson. I found it most interesting that the authors named the location of Johnsons grave. If I ever go to the Los Angelas area I will look for the grave. Also the footnotes at the bottom of many pages were very interesting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2000

    John Johnson killed 300 Indians

    This book, although based on the real life of John Johnson, necessarily relies on second hand information. After taking into account the probability of some gross exaggeration in that information, I found it a very enlightening account of the man and especially the severe hardships under which our ancestors lived in the 19th century. Easy to read and well worth it.

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