Plenty Coups Chief of Crows
“Provides an insight into Indian culture that can never again be captured.”—American Book Collector
In his old age the last hereditary chief of the Crow Indians told the exciting story of his life to Frank B. Linderman, the well-known western writer who had befriended him. Originally published in 1930, Plenty-coups: Chief of the Crows is recognized as a classic account of the Plains Indian's vanished way of life. The great chief speaks eloquently of the highlights of his own life: his medicine dream, his late marriage, the death of General Custer. But, significantly, he refuses to speak of the time after the passing of the buffalo. "Linderman scores a major triumph in translating these vivid recollections into a genuine record of Indian life," wrote the reviewer for Arizona and the West.
Frank B. Linderman is the author of Pretty-shield: Medicine Woman of the Crows, available as a Bison Book.