Crow Killer, New Edition

Crow Killer, New Edition : The Saga of Liver-Eating Johnson

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The movie Jeremiah Johnson introduced millions to the legendary mountain man, John Johnson. The real Johnson was a far cry from the Redford version. Standing 6'2" in his stocking feet and weighing nearly 250 pounds, he was a mountain man among mountain men, one of the toughest customers on the western frontier. As the story goes, one morning in 1847 Johnson returned to his Rocky Mountain trapper's cabin to find the remains of his murdered Indian wife and her unborn child. He vowed vengeance against an entire Indian tribe. Crow Killer tells of that one-man, decades-long war to avenge his beloved. Whether seen as a realistic glimpse of a long ago, fierce frontier world, or as a mythic retelling of the many tales spun around and by Johnson, Crow Killer is unforgettable. This new edition, redesigned for the first time, features an introduction by western frontier expert Nathan E. Bender and a glossary of Indian more

Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12.7mm | 268g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New Edition
  • 1 map
  • 0253020832
  • 9780253020833
  • 92,955

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-Spectacular to repellent, this is a part of Western life as it must have been...- --Kirkus Reviews, reviewing a previous edition or volumeshow more

About Raymond W. Thorp

Raymond W. Thorp is author of Bowie Knife and Spirit Gun of the West: The Story of Doc W. F. Carver, among other titles.Nathan E. Bender is an independent scholar and consultant in Laramie, Wyoming, who has written extensively on the Old more

Table of contents

Introduction by Nathan E. BenderForeword by Richard M. DorsonPrefaceAcknowledgmentsPart One: The Young Trapper1. The Making of a Legend2. The Hair Merchants3. An Apprenticeship4. A Madness5. Oath of VengeancePart Two: Liver-Eating Johnson6. A Man's Reputation7. Twined Scalps8. Crow Against Flathead9. Winter Holiday, Spring Council10.... A Missing ChapterPart Three: A Man Among Men11. The Eighteenth Warrior12. Captive of the Blackfeet13. Mountain-Man Rendezvous14. Boots and Biscuits15. Portuguese Phillips16. A Sioux Liver17. Monument for a Foe's Friend18. Target for Gray BearPart Four: Brother of the Crows19. White Chief of the Shoshoni20. Biscuits for Blackfeet21. A Last Departure22. Mariano and the Ute Chief23. The Piegan Princess24. Eight Scalps for the CrowsPart Five: The Old Trapper25. Burial for Bear Claw26. Sheriff Johnson27. Last Trail28. Lodge by the SeaGlossary of Native Peoples in Crow Killershow more

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