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Red Cloud’s War: Brave Eagle’s Account of the Fetterman Fight
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Red Cloud’s War: Brave Eagle’s Account of the Fetterman Fight
Red Cloud’s War:  Brave Eagle’s Account of the Fetterman Fight
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Children’s Books

Price:  $16.95

ISBN:  978-1-937786-38-0
Book Size:  7.75" × 10.25"
# of Pages:  48
Language:  English



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A commemorative edition of Paul Goble's earlier book The Fetterman Fight, now with enhanced artwork, an updated and edited text, new layout, and additional sections. The book tells the tale of Brave Eagle, a fictional young Lakota warrior, who recounts his adventures in the exciting battle that took place in 1866. Brave Eagle’s story is a composite adaptation of accounts given by a number of warriors who actually participated in the events leading up to, including, and after the Fetterman Fight. The book includes a new foreword by Robert Lewis, a Cherokee, Navaho, and Apache storyteller.

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  • Award-Winning Finalist in the “Children's Fiction” category of the 2015 USA “Best Book” Awards
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Detailed Description of “Red Cloud’s War”

“We are brave and ready to fight for our lands . . .I will go now and I will fight you. As long as I live, I will fight you for the last hunting grounds of my people,” said Red Cloud, war chief of the Oglala Lakota, to Colonel Carrington. The year was 1866, the Civil War had just ended, and the Bozeman Trail was the shortest route for prospectors to reach the gold rush territory of Montana—except that it passed straight through the lands of the powerful Oglala Lakota! When the US government demanded the construction of forts along the trail, the situation quickly dissolved into war. Captain William Fetterman had proudly boasted that he could destroy the entire Lakota nation with just 80 men. Red Cloud, with the support of Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull, had other ideas.

In this commemorative edition, marking the 150th anniversary of Red Cloud’s War, Goble recounts the tale of events through the eyes of Brave Eagle, a fictional young Lakota warrior. This new edition features an original never-before-published layout, updated and edited text, digitally enhanced artwork, and a new foreword by Robert Lewis, a Cherokee, Navaho, and Apache storyteller.

AWARDS
  • Award-Winning Finalist in the “Children's Fiction” category of the 2015 USA “Best Book” Awards


The Author & Illustrator of this Book

Paul Goble

Paul Goble is an award-winning author and illustrator of over 30 children's books. Goble's life-long fascination with Native Americans of the plains began during his childhood when he became intrigued with their spirituality and culture. His illustrations accurately depict Native American clothing, customs and surroundings in brilliant color and detail. Goble researches ancient stories and retells them for his young audience in a manner sympathetic to Native American ways. Mr. Goble has authored or contributed to the following World Wisdom titles:


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Reviews of “Red Cloud’s War”

“Fighting to preserve Oglala Sioux territory northwest of Fort Laramie, in modern-day Wyoming, war chief Red Cloud routs a band of 80 soldiers in 1866. Young Brave Eagle describes the events leading up to the Battle of the Hundred in the Hands and the fierce encounter, sometimes called the Fetterman Fight for the glory-seeking captain who had led his soldiers into an ambush. There were no U.S. Army survivors. First published in 1972, this stirring story has been slightly reworked and reissued with additional material, including a forward from Native American storyteller Robert Lewis and an extensive list of references. In an opening author's note, Goble explains that his imagined warrior's narrative ‘attempts to capture the spirit of the published Indian accounts.’ Maps introduce this history, and Goble's dramatic color illustrations, digitized from his original ledger-style artwork, bring it alive. Groups of flat figures stand out on shiny white pages; they're under, adjacent to, or nearly overwhelming the text. There's glorious detail in the costumes, weapons, and even decorations for the horses. This is part of a series of reissues of early titles by this award-winning author/illustrator, welcome both for their good stories and for the care he's taken to provide the sources and references that weren't customary in children's literature 40 years ago. An exciting tale, rousingly told.”
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