The Cheyenne Story: An Interpretation of Courage by Gerry Robinson
- Published in Montana
- 312 pages
- ISBN-10: 1733426604
As a powerful piece of historical fiction, The Cheyenne Story: An Interpretation of Courage by Gerry Robinson is told through the eyes of historical figures and is a work of unique storytelling that brings about little-known events in America's past. This book is orated from two perspectives. The first is that of Bill Rowland, who married into the Northern Cheyenne tribe, became an interpreter for the U.S. government, and then found himself riding with the soldiers who sought to destroy the tribe his family belonged to. The other is Little Wolf, the Cheyenne Sweet Medicine Chief, who must work to protect his people while negotiating with the encroaching white man.
Gerry Robinson is the grandson of Bill Rowland and a member of the Northern Cheyenne tribe. While delving into his family's past and telling the hard tales of his people, he also works to preserve the power and beauty of the Cheyenne language in written form. In preparation for this book, he worked with tribal elders and cultural leaders to incorporate the language into this book. His hard work makes this story a dynamic and fascinating read, while also stepping into history and allowing readers to learn about a part of the past they may not be familiar with. The Cheyenne Story: An Interpretation of Courage by Gerry Robinson is sure to entice and inform all readers!