Tell Them We Are Going Home
The Odyssey of the Northern Cheyennes
Tell Them We Are Going Home details the courageous journey of the Northern Cheyennes, under the leadership of Little Wolf and Dull Knife, from Indian Territory northward to their homelands in the Powder River country. Incorporating the perspectives of the Cheyennes, the U.S. military, the Indian Bureau, and the Kansas settlers who encountered the traveling Indians, this book provides a complete account of the odyssey. The dramatic fifteen-hundred-mile trek of the Northern Cheyennes through Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Montana, lasting from 1878 to 1879, would become one of the most important episodes in American history and in Cheyenne memory.
“Monnett has written the definitive account of this pivotal event in the history of the Northern Cheyennes.”—Western Historical Quarterly
John H. Monnett teaches Western and Native American history at the Metropolitan State College of Denver and is the author of several books, including Massacre at Cheyenne Hold: Lieutenant Austin Henely and the Sappa Creek Controversy.
288 pp ~ illustrated — ©2004