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Culled together from oral histories, scarce historial mentions and drawings, the authors have fleshed out her story with knowledge of how other Cheyenne lived. Combining factual research from the best museums, archaeologial data and documents with what's known of Buffalo Calf's life, creates a unique, fictionalized but accurate portrait of a forgotten life. 242 pages, softcover. Glossary, Discussion questions, and timeline included in the back.
Number of Pages: 242
Vendor: Globe Pequot
Publication Date: 2006
|Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)|
While white men refer to this clash as the Battle of the Rosebud, the Cheyenne know it as the battle, Where the Girl Saved Her Brother.” Days later, Buffalo Calf fought at the Battle of Little Bighornthe only woman to do so. And now a controversy is brewing over her role in that battle: Did Buffalo Calf strike the fatal blow that killed Custer?
In this award-winning novel, authors Rosemary Agonito and Joseph Agonito depict the life and times of this brave young woman and the devastating effects of white man’s westward migration. Based on true events, this epic tale of love and war is an inspiring journey through one of history’s most moving sagas.
Joseph Agonito is a specialst in the Plains Indians and has been honored for his original research on Native Americans. The Agonitos have traveled extensively in the West, visiting sites of Cheyenne history depicted in this book.