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Trail of the Spanish Bit: Spanish Bit Saga, Number 1 (The Spanish Bit Saga) Mass Market Paperback – May 1, 1987

4.8 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews
Book 1 of 29 in the Spanish Bit Saga Series

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Product Details

  • Series: The Spanish Bit Saga (Book 1)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Domain; Reissue edition (May 1, 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0553263978
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553263978
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.6 x 6.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #597,190 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In "Trail of the Spanish Bit," physician Don Coldsmith brings to life an interesting and varied cast of characters as they very well might have been at the time of early European contact with North America's native peoples.
Coldsmith's "Elk Dog People" are a prairie native nation that is a composite of a number of horse culture tribes. However, when they first encounter "Heads Off," the marooned Conquistador, the People are part of a pedestrian, stone age culture. For better or worse, this first Euro contact changes the People and their way of life forever.
Coldsmith is an excellent story-teller. His characters are well-developed and not the cardboard stereotypes usually associated with the genre. Dr. Coldsmith is a literary talent with a great imagination.
If you have any interest whatever in Native Americans or western history, buy this book!
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I had ordered this book at random, looking for a good story about native Americans. I received it early in the morning and started reading it right away... I didn't stop until it was finished. What a great novel! After finishing it, I went straight on-line and ordered all other Coldsmith novels that were available. I'm a Coldsmith convert!
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I have the entire series of these books, which are absolutely excellent. I bought this one and the 2nd in the series, for my great niece, who teaches 9th grade. I think she, and her students, will like them. An excellent source to learn how life was for the American indian in the 1600s. Fiction, but excellently researched. Highly recommend for all, except perhaps too graphic for pre & young teens.
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Anyone who has held an antique in hand and felt the magnetic pull of the history of the object will enjoy this book. I had not previously been a student of Native American history or a fan of the western book genre, but Coldsmith succeeds in creating characters to whom I could relate as fellow human beings. The device of linking past to present through the spanish bit is ingenious.
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This book came to me in the exact condition described, and it got here quickly. It was a very good book. Very entertaining, and one of the most historically accurate novels about Native Americans I have ever encountered. The characters were developed very well, and I felt attached to them, and was gripped by the story.
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First book of this series. This book is a must for those who enjoy a book full of surprises and involvement of the reader with the character of the book. Don Coldsmith did and excellent job writing this book.
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Forget all the cowboy and indian stories you've read. This is a story of the People of the plains told from their point of view. I've read the series twice and enjoyed it immensely both times. The character development is superb. You will become a part of their culture.
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This is the best book i have ever read and the whole Spanish Bit Saga is GREAT!!! You can't go wrong. Don Coldsmith has a gift of painting a picture of how it was. You will feel true emotion for the Native Americans. You have got to read it, you wont put it down and you will want to go out and get the next one.
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