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The heart of everything that is : the untold story of Red Cloud, an American legend

Author: Bob Drury
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : First Simon & Schuster hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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The untold story of the great Oglala Sioux chief Red Cloud, the most powerful Indian commander of the Plains who witnessed the opening of the West and forced the American government to sue for peace in a conflict named for him.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Red Cloud
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bob Drury
ISBN: 9781451654660 1451654669 9781451654684 1451654685 1451654707 9781451654707
OCLC Number: 826458599
Description: xii, 414 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The prairie. First contact ; Guns and badlands ; The Black Hills and beyond ; "Red Cloud comes!" ; Counting coup ; "Print the legend" --
The invasion. Old Gabe ; The glory road ; Pretty Owl and Pine Leaf ; A blood-tinged season ; A lone stranger ; Samuel Colt's invention ; A brief respite ; The Dakotas rise --
The resistance. Strong hearts ; An army in shambles ; Blood on the ice ; The great escape ; Bloody bridge station ; The hunt for Red Cloud ; Burn the bodies; eat the horses --
The war. War is peace ; Big bellies and shirt wearers ; Colonel Carrington's circus ; Here be monsters ; The perfect fort ; "Mercifully kill all the wounded" roughing it ; A thin blue line ; Fire in the belly ; High plains drifters --
The massacre. Fetterman ; Dress rehearsal ; Soldiers in both hands ; The half-man's omen ; Broken arrows ; "Like hogs brought to market" ; Fear and mourning.
Responsibility: Bob Drury and Tom Clavin.

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