Tell Them We Are Going Home: The Odyssey of the Northern Cheyennes

Tell Them We Are Going Home: The Odyssey of the Northern Cheyennes

by John H. Monnett
     
 

Tell Them We Are Going Home details the courageous journey of the Northern Cheyennes, under the leadership of Little Wolf and Dull Knife, from Indian Territory northward to their homelands in the Powder River country. Incorporating the perspectives of the Cheyennes, the U.S. military, the Indian Bureau, and the Kansas settlers who encountered the traveling

Overview

Tell Them We Are Going Home details the courageous journey of the Northern Cheyennes, under the leadership of Little Wolf and Dull Knife, from Indian Territory northward to their homelands in the Powder River country. Incorporating the perspectives of the Cheyennes, the U.S. military, the Indian Bureau, and the Kansas settlers who encountered the traveling Indians, this book provides a complete account of the odyssey. The dramatic fifteen-hundred-mile trek of the Northern Cheyennes through Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Montana, lasting from 1878 to 1879, would become one of the most important episodes in American history and in Cheyenne memory.

 

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"A splendid book, lucidly written and illustrated, on yet another of the many dark episodes in America's relations with her native peoples."—Kansas History

"Monnett has written the definitive account of this pivotal event in the history of the Northern Cheyennes."—Western Historical Quarterly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806136455
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,245,862
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.65(d)

Meet the Author

John H. Monnett is Professor Emeritus of History at Metropolitan State University, Denver, and the author of several books, including Massacre at Cheyenne Hole: Lieutenant Austin Henely and the Sappa Creek Controversy and Tell Them We Are Going Home: The Odyssey of the Northern Cheyennes.

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