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This new edition allows readers to appreciate more fully the accomplishments and rich legacy of Plenty-coups. A previously unpublished essay by Linderman tells of his meeting and working with the chief. An introduction by Phenocia Bauerle and Barney Old Coyote Jr., both members of the Crow Nation, speaks to the enduring importance of Plenty-coups for the Crow people in the twenty-first century; an afterword by Timothy P. McCleary, also of the Crow Nation, highlights the pivotal role Plenty-coups played during the early reservation years after the buffalo had gone; an essay by Celeste River examines the special relationship between the old chief and Linderman; a map of Plenty-coups's world highlights places named in the story; a glossary of Crow words and concepts found in the story draws upon the latest orthographic standards and contemporary translation; and a photo gallery showcases both Plenty-coups at different stages of his life and unforgettable scenes of his world.
"The eloquent memoir . . . is one of the best of the Indian autobiographies."—American Heritage
"An exciting account by one of the last great chiefs."—Los Angeles Times
"All my life I have tried to learn as the Chickadee learns, by listening,—profiting by the mistakes of others, that I might help my people. . . . My whole thought is of my people. I want them to be healthy, to become again the race they have been."—Plenty Coups
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