STANDS IN TIMBER, JOHN & LIBERTY, MARGOT.
Title A Cheyenne Voice: The Complete John Stands In Timber Interviews.
Book Condition Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book.
Edition Volume #270 in the Civilization of the American Indian Series.
Publisher University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2013.
Seller ID 79153X2
A vast resource of ethnographic and historical information about the Cheyenne Indians. Contains the complete transcribed interviews conducted by anthropologist Margot Liberty with Northern Cheyenne elder John Stands In Timber (1882-1967). Recorded by Liberty in 1958 and 1959 when she was a schoolteacher on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation in southeastern Montana, the interviews were the basis of the well-known 1967 book Cheyenne Memories. While that volume is a noteworthy edited version of the interviews, this volume presents them word for word, in their entirety, for the first time. Rarely does a primary source become available that provides new and significant information about the history and culture of a famous American Indian tribe. With A Cheyenne Voice, readers now have access to a vast ethnographic and historical trove about the Cheyenne people—much of it previously unavailable. A Cheyenne Voice contains the complete transcribed interviews conducted by anthropologist Margot Liberty with Northern Cheyenne elder John Stands In Timber (1882-1967). Recorded by Liberty in 1956-1959 when she was a schoolteacher on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation in southeastern Montana, the interviews were the basis of the well-known 1967 book Cheyenne Memories. While that volume is a noteworthy edited version of the interviews, this volume presents them word for word, in their entirety, for the first time. Along with memorable candid photographs, it also features a unique set of maps depicting movements by soldiers and warriors at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Drawn by Stands In Timber himself, they are reproduced here in full color. The diverse topics that Stands In Timber addresses range from traditional stories to historical events, including the battles of Sand Creek, Rosebud, and Wounded Knee. Replete with absorbing, and sometimes even humorous, details about Cheyenne tradition, warfare, ceremony, interpersonal relations, and everyday life, the interviews enliven and enrich our understanding of the Cheyenne people and their distinct history. John Stands In Timber served as tribal historian for the Northern Cheyennes. Raymond J. DeMallie, who holds the Ph.D. degree from the University of Chicago, is Professor of Anthropology in Indiana University. Michael N. Donahue is the author of Drawing Battle Lines: The Map Testimony of Custer's Last Fight. Margot Liberty is the coauthor of Cheyenne Memories, Anthropology on the Great Plains, and working Cowboy: Recollections of Ray Holmes (University of Oklahoma Press). She initiated On the Cowboy Trail, an award -winning documentary about modern cattle ranching on Tongue River in Montana, which aired in 1981 as part of the Odyssey television series. "A Cheyenne Voice is the most vital cache of raw data to appear in a generation dealing with an American Indian tribe of such renown. John Stands In Timber's insights into Cheyenne history and culture reflect the very soul of the man, and Margot Liberty's interviews with him have become our treasure."—Jerome A. Greene, author of Morning Star Dawn: The Powder River Expedition and the Northern Cheyennes, 1876, and Washita: The U.S. Army and the Southern Cheyennes, 1867-1869
(Key Words: John Stands In Timber, Memoirs, Margot Liberty, Interviews, Cheyenne Indians, American Indians, Biography, Native Americans).