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Tell Them We Are Going Home: The Odyssey of the Northern Cheyennes Paperback – November 15, 2004
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About the Author
John H. Monnett is Professor Emeritus of History at Metropolitan State University, Denver, and the author of several books, including Massacre at Cheyenne Hole: Lieutenant Austin Henely and the Sappa Creek Controversy and Tell Them We Are Going Home: The Odyssey of the Northern Cheyennes.
Top Customer Reviews
In this book, Monnett has provided a more 'well-rounded" but only slightly less moving depiction of the Cheyennes struggle to return to their homeland. And to his credit, unlike many modern historians, he does not dismiss Sandoz's work out of hand. Indeed, anyone handling this subject would be foolish to overlook her extensive and meticulous research, much of which is based on records and oral histories no longer available. However, also included in his many sources are researchers like George Bird Grinnell (who is famous for his interviews of the Cheyennes and preserving their oral history), and more recent work by John D. McDermott who apparently turned over all of the research he was originally planning to use for a work of his own on the subject. Also, enjoyable for those of us who like following up on sources, Monnett is one of the few who are now beginning to list Internet sites in their bibliographies.
While presenting all facts in a straight forward manor, it would be difficult to call this work even handed. Indeed, I defy anyone to research this subject in depth and not come away with a strong sympathy for the Cheyennes and their cause.Read more ›
I read this book as a follow up to 'Cheyenne Autumn' by Mari Sandoz. For those unfamiliar with the event, I would recommend reading Sandoz book first to fully appreciate the human drama, then read Monnett's excellent work for the non-fiction angle. Monnett's book is a concise, well written, fact filled account of the journey. I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in western history or humanity in general. It's very readable and well researched account.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Well researched and enjoyable reading. Anyone interested in the American Indian story should have the information here. highly recommend.Published 15 months ago by Katie D
The book was great! It was well researched and factual; yet the events were far more disturbing than I realized. This being man's inhumanity to his fellow man. Read morePublished on February 28, 2008 by Eric W. Smith
This book cronicles the northern cheyenne tribe on their travels back to their ancestrial home land during the last remaining years of westward domination by whites. Read morePublished on November 4, 2006 by Matthew Daniel Martin