A Cheyenne Voice: The Complete John Stands in Timber by John Stands In Timber,Margot Liberty,Raymond J. DeMallie

By John Stands In Timber,Margot Liberty,Raymond J. DeMallie

Rarely does a prime resource turn into on hand that gives new and critical information regarding the background and tradition of a well-known American Indian tribe. With A Cheyenne Voice, readers now have entry to an enormous ethnographic and old trove in regards to the Cheyenne people—much of it formerly unavailable.

A Cheyenne Voice comprises the full transcribed interviews performed by way of anthropologist Margot Liberty with Northern Cheyenne elder John Stands In trees (1882–1967). Recorded through Liberty in 1956–1959 whilst she was once a schoolteacher at the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation in southeastern Montana, the interviews have been the root of the well known 1967 e-book Cheyenne stories. While that quantity is a noteworthy edited model of the interviews, this quantity provides them notice for note, of their entirety, for the 1st time. in addition to memorable candid photos, it additionally contains a special set of maps depicting hobbies by way of squaddies and warriors on the conflict of the Little Bighorn. Drawn via Stands In trees himself, they're reproduced right here in complete color.

The different subject matters that Stands In trees addresses variety from conventional tales to ancient occasions, together with the battles of Sand Creek, Rosebud, and Wounded Knee. Replete with soaking up, and occasionally even funny, information about Cheyenne culture, battle, rite, interpersonal family members, and way of life, the interviews brighten up and increase our figuring out of the Cheyenne humans and their specific history.

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