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Death of the Iron Horse
     

Death of the Iron Horse

by Paul Goble
 

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The Iron Horse was coming...Thundering and panting and breathing black smoke, it was a fearsome thing. The Cheyenne people had never seen a steam locomotive before, and it terrified them. Would it come right over the hill, into their camp, just as the relentless soldiers and white settlers had done before?
Powerful words and pictures tell the true story of

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The Iron Horse was coming...Thundering and panting and breathing black smoke, it was a fearsome thing. The Cheyenne people had never seen a steam locomotive before, and it terrified them. Would it come right over the hill, into their camp, just as the relentless soldiers and white settlers had done before?
Powerful words and pictures tell the true story of August 7, 1867 — the only time an "Iron Horse" was derailed by Native Americans. It is a tale of courage and pride and of a people caught up in an unequal struggle to preserve their sacred way of life.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In PW 's words, ``Goble's incomparable paintings, full of vitality and color, illustrate a true story, the Cheyennes' sole victory over encroaching whites whose railroads `tear open our Mother, the earth.' His final picture mutely and eloquently records the difference between attitudes of the conquerors and the Native Americans who respected the land.'' Ages 5-8. (Mar.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689716867
Publisher:
Aladdin
Publication date:
03/28/1993
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
885,674
Product dimensions:
10.50(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
AD550L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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