Red Road Across the Great Plains

Red Road Across the Great Plains

by Chandra Lahiri

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Overview

A life-changing solo voyage of discovery across the blood-soaked Great Plains. A pilgrimage to momentous sites of Native American heritage. Meet the amazing “invisible warriors” fighting impossible odds to reclaim their heritage and share in the American Dream without losing their unique identity, much as their ancestors fought on the battlefields to save their way of life.

Nurturing a half-century obsession with Native America and the Old Frontier, this now-retired corporate CEO takes the reader along on his astonishing solo road-trip through haunting places of intense tragedy and stunning triumphs, through Native American spiritual experiences that shook the atheist in him, plunging into the rough and tumble worlds that were Deadwood and Dodge City, chuckling gently over modern American idiosyncrasies. Neither a “white historian” nor a “red commentator,” he visits both sides of the Native American experience and, in the most depressed Native Reservations, discovers exciting sparks of a brighter, more hopeful future emerging - a very different take on the usual Reservation stereotypes and stories of misery. This is an unusual and enthralling odyssey effortlessly plaiting space and time, easy to read, without pompous sermonizing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789353912345
Publisher: Chandra Lahiri
Publication date: 12/02/2019
Pages: 242
Sales rank: 773,945
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Chandra Lahiri is an "Indian from India" who lives in the Sultanate of Oman. After many years as a global CEO, he now focuses on his lifelong passion for Native American heritage and the Old West. His wife is a Special Needs Educator in Oman, and his two sons live in the USA. He loves hearing from like-minded readers, at www.dawnvoyager.com

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Foreword

Timelines & maps

Day 0 Dawn

Day 1 Westward Ho!

Day 2 Trail of Tears

Day 3 Landlocked Submarine

Day 4 Comanche Attack!

Day 5 A Missing Head

Day 6 Remington and the Chuck-wagons

Day 7 Death at Dawn

Day 8 Get the heck out of Dodge!

Day 9 Tornado on my tail

Day 10 Nabbed!

Day 11 Treachery

Day 12 Murder Most Foul

Day 13 Requiem

Day 14 The Last Medicine Man

Day 15 Invisible Warriors

Day 16 To the Missouri!

Day 17 Back to the Future

Day 18 The Berlin Wall...in South Dakota?

Day 19 Behold, the Holy Mountain

Day 20 Tasunko Witko

Day 21 Choo Choo Train

Day 22 Sin and Debauchery

Day 23 Witness to Murder

Day 24 One for the Underdog; Zero for Hubris

Day 25 Glory in Sunset

Day 26 Hippies and Hell’s Angels

Day 27 Trail’s End

Day 28 The Steaming Earth

Day 29 Bear Encounter

Day 30 Toksha Akhay

Afterword

Lakota Words Used in this Book

A Few Little-Known Facts

A brief reading and viewing list

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