Norman and London: University of Oklahoma Press (Volume 16 in the American Indian Literature and Critical Studies Series), 1995. First Edition, First Printing. Boards. Small 8vo, glossy black boards with bright gilt lettering on spine, Mylar-protected white dust jacket with reproduction of Howling Wolf's sketch of Indian warriors attacking "At the Sand Creek Massacre," xi + 252 pages. with Errata Slip and Publication card. Very Fine / Very Fine. Item #2877
Author's most popular book in EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION internally and externally! It recreates the highly charged testimonies of witnesses to the brutal massacre in 1864 by U.S. Army troopers of 200 Cheyenne men, women, and children at Sand Creek in southeast Colorado territory.
The author has given voices to Colonel John Chivington who planned the surprise attack; Captain Silas Soule the sole officer who refused to participate; and mountain man John Smith, who watched his half-Cheyenne wife die--using narratives that are based on historical records.
A tragic figure is Black Kettle foolishly trusted the white man and waved a white flag of peace as the soldiers advanced. A paean of betrayl created from the annals of American history.