Red was the Blood of Our Forefathers: Episodes from Crow Indian Intertribal Warfare

Red was the Blood of Our Forefathers: Episodes from Crow Indian Intertribal Warfare

by Brian L. Keefe
     
 

In 1992, Brian Keefe traveled from his native England to the U.S. At a Crow Indian gathering he met Joe Medicine Crow, one of the leaders of that tribe. Keefe returned many times to write down stories told to him by Joe Medicine Crow and other Crow historians.

Because a man's status in his tribe was based on deeds m combat, much Crow history is based on stories

Overview

In 1992, Brian Keefe traveled from his native England to the U.S. At a Crow Indian gathering he met Joe Medicine Crow, one of the leaders of that tribe. Keefe returned many times to write down stories told to him by Joe Medicine Crow and other Crow historians.

Because a man's status in his tribe was based on deeds m combat, much Crow history is based on stories of intertribal warfare. During the 18th and 19th centuries, Sioux, Cheyenne, Blackfeet and Shoshoni applied constant pressure in attempts to take over Crow land in the Big Horn and Yellowstone regions of Montana and Wyoming. The conflict ranged from horse-stealing expeditions to battles where the losing side was "rubbed out".

Early in the 20th century, George Bird Grinnell wrote down battle stories of the Cheyenne tribe and George Hyde did the same for the Sioux. Now Brian Keefe joins this illustrious group of writers with his chronology of the Crows at war.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870044724
Publisher:
Caxton Press
Publication date:
03/01/2010
Pages:
319
Product dimensions:
9.14(w) x 6.08(h) x 0.86(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

Meet the Author


Keefe has studied and researched the various cultures, history, and religions of the North American Indian for these past fifty-seven years. He received a degree in Anthropology from Goldsmith's College, Loncon. He has given lectures on intertribal warfare on the North american continent, and has appeared both on television and radio programs as an authority on that subject. Keefe currently lives and works in London.

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