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The Cheyenne Indians: Their History and Lifeways, Edited and Illustrated
author: George Bird Grinnell
editor: Joseph A. Fitzgerald
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American Indian

11-12 / Lexile measure: 1230L

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8" × 10" / 240 pages

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This beautiful and award winning book takes George Bird Grinnell’s classic work on the Cheyenne Indians and trims it into 240 fully-illustrated pages of his most essential writings. In compiling the work, Grinnell studied and lived with the Cheyenne Indians who experienced the freedom of the pre-reservation days. Grinnell was the long-time editor of Field & Stream magazine and helped to establish both the Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks. During his career he documented several tribes of the old West, including this vivid account of the last of the nomadic Cheyenne Indians The present book is an edited version of Grinnell’s great work on the Cheyenne, which Dee Brown, author of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee has described as “a favorite source book for everyone interested in Plains Indians.” This edition is also fully illustrated and includes selections from three articles previously unpublished in book form..


  • Gold Midwest Book Award for “Culture”
  • Gold Midwest Book Award for “Political Science/History”
  • Silver Midwest Book Award for “Interior Layout”
  • Winner of the Benjamin Franklin Silver Award for
  • “Interior Design, 3 or More Color”
  • Winner of the Benjamin Franklin Silver Award for “Multicultural”
  • nominated as Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year in the History category

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“The value of such a work as Mr. Grinnell has produced can hardly be overstated.”
New York Times
“In his books … Mr. George Bird Grinnell has portrayed [the Indians] with a master hand; it is hard to see how his work can be bettered.”
Theodore Roosevelt
“[George Bird Grinnell was] a really marvelous writer and collector of Indian material.”
Joseph Campbell, author of The Hero with a Thousand Faces
“[Grinnell’s career] was of incalculable benefit to every student of Western or Indian history.”
Stephen E. Ambrose, historian and author
“Drawing upon the thoughts and actions of individual Cheyennes, Grinnell manages to reconstruct a highly readable account of their culture.”
Journal of the American Academy of Religion

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