WARPATH AND COUNCIL FIRE by Stanley Vestal

WARPATH AND COUNCIL FIRE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A veteran writer of western battle action, both fictional and factual, reports in with a history (based on forty years of study) of the conflict of the Plains Indians, in war and in diplomacy, to keep their country from the whites. With the basic virtue of democracy- the inability to tolerate injustice and abuse- the Sioux maintained their sanguinary struggle for a half century-indomitable- intractable- and more sinned against than sinning. From 1851 and the great Peace Conference which proved to be a peace on paper only, through to the massacre at Wounded Knee, here are the great leaders of a warrior society- Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, Roman Nose, Black Kettle, and others- and the opponents they faced who figured other great names, Kit Carson, Custer, etc., in a skirmish by skirmish account. A detailed documentary of this phase of our not too praiseworthy past, this also provides virile, authentic adventure.

Pub Date: June 1st, 1948
Publisher: Random House