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Coldsmith, Don 1926-2009

Overview
Works: 93 works in 358 publications in 2 languages and 33,046 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  History  Juvenile works  Western stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3553.O445, 813.54
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Publications about Don Coldsmith
Publications by Don Coldsmith
Publications by Don Coldsmith, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Don Coldsmith
The elk-dog heritage by Don Coldsmith( Book )
26 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,699 libraries worldwide
A Southern Indian tribe under the leadership of Heads Off is transformed into warriors when they adapt the "elkdogs"--Horses--as part of their culture
Tallgrass : a novel of the Great Plains by Don Coldsmith( Book )
12 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,402 libraries worldwide
Three centuries of white-Indian relations in America are described in seven stories. They begin with the arrival of the Spanish and the initial peaceful cooperation, trace relations with the French, deal with the outbreak of hostilities and the American invasion of the West, and end in the early 1800s with the tale of a white youth living among the Indians
Walks in the sun by Don Coldsmith( Book )
11 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 1,349 libraries worldwide
Walks in the Sun, a young Indian holy man of the People, is torn by a split among his friends and family
Trail of the Spanish bit by Don Coldsmith( Book )
16 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,293 libraries worldwide
This is a story of one radically different culture assimilating another, and of the humanity discovered and exchanged by each in the process
South wind by Don Coldsmith( Book )
4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,237 libraries worldwide
A historical novel on a pre-Civil War conflict between proponents and opponents of slavery, known as Bloody Kansas. The story is told through the eyes of Jed Sterling a college-educated trapper who marries a black woman
Follow the wind by Don Coldsmith( Book )
12 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,139 libraries worldwide
A Spanish father searches for his long-lost son north of the Mexican colonies; his son, meanwhile, has become chief of his kidnapper's tribe. When the father falls into the hands of his son's tribe's greatest enemy, trouble brews
Daughter of the Eagle by Don Coldsmith( Book )
11 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 1,036 libraries worldwide
The sixth book in the Spanish Bit Saga, a fictional chronicle of the Indians of the Great Plains, tells the story of Eagle Woman, who defies tradition to become the first woman warrior of the tribe called the People
Fort de Chastaigne by Don Coldsmith( Book )
8 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 1,019 libraries worldwide
Thunderstick by Don Coldsmith( Book )
3 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 1,007 libraries worldwide
With time comes change, and even as the cycles of life roll on boys become men and old men die--a mysterious and menacing new element has entered the lives of the Elk-dog People
River of swans by Don Coldsmith( Book )
7 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 979 libraries worldwide
This tenth novel in the Spanish Bit Saga is the story of an ill-fated French expedition which set out to explore the mysterious territory surrounding the Mississippi River in the seventeenth century
The sacred hills by Don Coldsmith( Book )
11 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 978 libraries worldwide
As the saga of the Plains Indians known as the People moves into the tribe's next generation, the People may have to make allies of their old enemies the Head Splitters--or both tribes will be destroyed by a powerful adversary from the north
Buffalo medicine by Don Coldsmith( Book )
15 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 977 libraries worldwide
While seeking the vision that will earn him the place as medicine man, Owl, youngest son of the chief, is captured by an enemy tribe and faces the most crucial test of his life
Moon of Thunder by Don Coldsmith( Book )
9 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 972 libraries worldwide
Rabbit sets off on his vision quest with the Spanish Bit, the revered "elk-dog medicine" of his 16th century Plains Indian tribe, entrusted to him by his grandfather, the great chief Heads Off, but he is ambushed and the Spanish Bit is stolen, so in addition to his personal quest, he must recover his People's special medicine
Man of the shadows by Don Coldsmith( Book )
10 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and held by 969 libraries worldwide
When he is separated from his tribe in a hunt, losing his horse and breaking his leg, Eagle, a young warrior of The People, is rescued by an old man living alone in the woods, who Eagle begins to suspect is the incarnation of a supernatural figure from his tribe's legends
Pale Star by Don Coldsmith( Book )
7 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 958 libraries worldwide
The ninth novel in the Spanish Bit Saga continues with the adventures of Pale Star, the granddaughter of Running Eagle, legendary matriarch of the Elk-dog people
Medicine knife by Don Coldsmith( Book )
7 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 934 libraries worldwide
Runestone by Don Coldsmith( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 934 libraries worldwide
In 11th Century North America, a Norse ship is attacked by Indians in the St. Lawrence River. The captain and the steersman escape to find refuge in a village of friendly Indians. The novel follows the Norsemen's adaptation to Indian life and the heart-wrenching parting when the time comes to go home
Song of the rock by Don Coldsmith( Book )
10 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in English and held by 921 libraries worldwide
A continuation of the Spanish Bit Saga, this story tells of the confrontation between the white man and the native American Indian during the earliest years of exploration of the new world
Return to the river by Don Coldsmith( Book )
9 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 921 libraries worldwide
The eleventh book in the Spanish Bit Saga in which French Sergeant Cartier joins an expedition down the Mississippi, but deserts below the mouth of the Missouri to travel overland in search of the People and his wife's family
Trail from Taos by Don Coldsmith( Book )
6 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 900 libraries worldwide
Red Feather, the half-French brave who has traded with the Spanish for many summers, cannot read the signs of change when he comes to Santa Fe on a trading trip. His blindness to the conflict lands him behind bars in the tense days prior to the Pueblo uprising
 
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Alternative Names
Coldsmith, Donald C. 1926-
Coldsmith, Donald C. 1926-2009
Languages
English (203)
German (2)
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