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HOLDING STONE HANDS: ON THE TRAIL OF THE CHEYENNE EXODUS

Boye, Alan

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ISBN 10: 0803212941 / ISBN 13: 9780803212947
Published by University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, 1999
Condition: NF/NF; Hardback Hardcover
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8vo 8" - 9" tall; 347 pages; Signed by author on title page. ; Signed by Author Near Fine condition with Near Fine . Bookseller Inventory # 36972

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Title: HOLDING STONE HANDS: ON THE TRAIL OF THE ...

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:NF/NF; Hardback

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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In 1878 approximately three hundred Northern Cheyennes under the leadership of Dull Knife and Little Wolf fled shameful conditions on an Indian Territory reservation in present-day Oklahoma. Settled there against their will, they were making a peaceful attempt to return to their homeland in the Tongue River country of Montana. Despite earlier promises that the Cheyennes could choose to leave the reservation, government officials declared them renegades and sent thousands of soldiers in pursuit.

In 1995 Alan Boye set out on foot to follow Dull Knife's thousand-mile flight through the sparsely populated wilderness of America's high plains. Along the way he was joined by descendents of Dull Knife. Holding Stone Hands is the tale of two journeys. Boye provides a vivid, moving account of the Cheyenne's struggle to return to Montana. At the same time, he details the trek he and his Cheyenne companions made through four states and his growing understanding of why the Cheyenne's longing for their homeland was stronger than their desire to live.

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Alan Boye is a professor of English at Vermont's Lyndon State College. His books include A Guide to the Ghosts of Lincoln and The Complete Roadside Guide to Nebraska.

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