The year is 1870, and Fool's Crow, so called after he killed the chief of the Crows during a raid, has a vision at the annual Sun Dance ceremony. The ...Show synopsisThe year is 1870, and Fool's Crow, so called after he killed the chief of the Crows during a raid, has a vision at the annual Sun Dance ceremony. The young warrior sees the end of the Indian way of life and the choice that must be made: resistance or humiliating accommodation. "A major contibution to Native American literature".--Wallace Stegner.Hide synopsis
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Fools Crow is a vivid fictionalized account of the events that led up the Marias Massacre in 1870 that has escaped the attention of history. James Welsh draws from his family history; from his father, he is related to Malcolm Clark, whose murder triggered the massacre; and from his great grandmother who survived the massacre. It is the story of a Blackfoot brave named Fools Crow, and is filled with his visions and conversations with his animal brothers; of expeditions against enemy tribes; of bravery and of cowardliness. It is a journey through the mind of a man struggling with why his people have fallen from favor with their creator.
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