A Culture of Courage spans three decades in the life of a young Sioux boy as he grows to manhood during the turbulent times of 19th century Montana. From the simple years of the 1840's through the complicated Indian wars of the 1870's, his faith and courage remain undaunted. As the world around him seems to fall apart, he is forced to make life-changing decisions for which there are no good choices. The struggle culminates at the Battle of the Little Bighorn.
"Redmon writes with a sense of place for the Rocky Mountain West, a sense of affection for the people of his story, and a sense of wisdom drawn from his own life experiences. Readers young and old will find many reasons to appreciate this story." - Michael Punke, Author of New York Times #1 Bestseller, The Revenant
"With empathy, Redmon weaves the details of Plains Indians' life and customs throughout the adventures of Knows No Fear, enabling the reader to learn and appreciate the Native American's vanishing world as seen from their perspective. My late husband Harvey Rattey, a descendant of the Métis, would have approved of the authenticity of the story. A Culture of Courage would be an excellent read for students studying the history of Montana's Native Americans and will appeal to young people and adults as well. It is amazing!" - Pamela Harr-Rattey; Artist, sculptor, writer, and author of Deeper Than Memory
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About the Author
Jackson T. Redmon (Jack) was born in Marshall, N.C. in 1935. He served in the army for three years during the Korean War before earning a degree in Agricultural Engineering from Clemson College. In 1963, Jack and his wife, Jewel, moved to Montana where he taught at Montana State College (currently MSU). He later farmed and ranched for about 20 years -- four years of which were on the Fort Peck (Sioux) reservation in northeastern Montana. Over the past 50 years, Jack has developed a great appreciation for the history and culture of the Plains Indians.
Jack and Jewel have five children, eight grandchildren, and reside in Livingston, MT. A Culture of Courage is his first novel.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
We loved a Culture for Courage. So glad we picked it up. Read it with our kids and they loved it as well. We live in the area that Redmon set his novel and every detail is culturally and historically accurate. The story is moving and captured our imagination every step of the way. We fell in love with Moksois and felt like we better understood a real character by the end of the story. I would recommend this book for anyone who wants to better understand Native Culture. If you are a teacher looking to expand your Indian Education curriculum, this book willl capture you kids imagination and deepen their historical understanding of native culture in the early 1800s.