By John Stands In Timber,Margot Liberty,Raymond J. DeMallie

Rarely does a chief resource turn into to be had that offers new and demanding information regarding the historical past and tradition of a well-known American Indian tribe. With A Cheyenne Voice, readers now have entry to an unlimited ethnographic and ancient trove in regards to the Cheyenne people—much of it formerly unavailable.

A Cheyenne Voice includes the entire transcribed interviews performed by way of anthropologist Margot Liberty with Northern Cheyenne elder John Stands In bushes (1882–1967). Recorded via Liberty in 1956–1959 while she used to be a schoolteacher at the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation in southeastern Montana, the interviews have been the root of the well known 1967 ebook Cheyenne stories. While that quantity is a noteworthy edited model of the interviews, this quantity offers them note for notice, of their entirety, for the 1st time. in addition to memorable candid photos, it additionally contains a specific set of maps depicting events through squaddies and warriors on the conflict of the Little Bighorn. Drawn via Stands In bushes himself, they're reproduced right here in complete color.

The diversified themes that Stands In bushes addresses diversity from conventional tales to historic occasions, together with the battles of Sand Creek, Rosebud, and Wounded Knee. Replete with soaking up, and occasionally even funny, information about Cheyenne culture, war, rite, interpersonal kin, and way of life, the interviews brighten up and increase our figuring out of the Cheyenne humans and their distinctive history.

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