Black Kettle : The Cheyenne Chief Who Sought Peace but Found War

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The Compelling, Tragic Story of a Great Cheyenne Chief

As white settlers poured into the west during the nineteenthcentury, many famous Indian chiefs fought to stop them, includingSitting Bull, Crazy Horse, and Geronimo. But one great Cheyennechief, Black Kettle, understood that the whites could not bestopped. To save his people, he worked unceasingly to establishpeace and avoid bloodshed. Yet despite his heroic efforts, theCheyennes were repeatedly betrayed and would become the victims oftwo notorious massacres, the second of which cost Black Kettle hislife. In this first biography of black Kettle, historian Thom Hatchat last gives us the full story of this illustrious Native Americanleader, offering an unforgettable portrait of a chief who soughtpeace but found war.

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The Blue, the Gray, and the Red

"Clear and even-handed. . . . This popular history recounts grim,bloody, lesser-known events of the Civil War. . . . The slaughterof Black Kettle's Cheyennes at Sand Creek . . . forms a devastatingchapter."
-Publishers Weekly

The Custer Companion

"Highly recommended . . . a reliable and impartial guide to thesubject and literature."
-Library Journal

Custer and the Battle of Little Bighorn

"A work that is readable by itself, meticulously researched andclearly written."
-The Tulsa World

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Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, Geronimo. Their names ring down throughhistory as symbols of noble defiance against overwhelming odds.These great warrior chiefs challenged the might of the U.S. Army indesperate and doomed attempts to end white encroachment on theirland and preserve their traditional ways of life. We honor theirmemories not for their success, but for their courage. There wasanother great chief, no less courageous, who believed that the onlyway to save his people was by waging peace instead of war. His namewas Black Kettle.

This is the first biography of one of the most intriguingfigures in the history of the American West. It traces the life ofBlack Kettle from the days of his youth, when he proved his courageand leadership skills in battles against enemy tribes, through hiselevation to chief of the Cheyennes–and his realization that,for the good of his people, he must become a statesman rather thana warrior. It documents his ceaseless efforts to achieve justtreaties with the United States, even in the face of death threatsfrom members of his own tribe, and describes his ultimate betrayalby the very authorities with whom he struggled to make peace. BlackKettle survived one betrayal, the notorious Sand Creek Massacre,but the controversial battle at Washita Creek four years later costhim his life.

This fascinating journey through the life of Black Kettle andthe early days of the Cheyennes explores the social, political,cultural, and historical factors that shaped every interactionbetween the Cheyennes and white settlers. Author Thom Hatchanalyzes important treaties, examines race relations in thenineteenth-century American West, and recreates the battles and themassacres that marked the Cheyennes’ rise and fall. He alsotakes a fascinating look at tribal histories and customs andpresents a memorable cast of characters, both famous andlesser-known, who played a role in shaping the frontier at thiscrucial time in history.

Complete with sixteen stunning period photos and more than adozen helpful maps of Cheyenne territory, Black Kettle tells acompelling and tragic story that is essential to understanding thehistory of the Plains Indians and the truth about how the West waslost by Native American tribes.

About the Author:

THOM HATCH, a former film and video writer, director, and producer, is the author of five previous books, including The Blue, the Gray, and the Red: Indian Campaigns of the Civil War. He has written extensively on the Plains Indians and lives in Colorado with his wife and daughter.

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