Red Road Across the Great Plains

Red Road Across the Great Plains

by Chandra Lahiri

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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: 9789353915230
Publisher: Chandra Lahiri
Publication date: 12/01/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 242
Sales rank: 869,406
File size: 46 MB
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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

Table of Contents



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 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


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