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Little Big Man

A Novel
Berger, Thomas (Book - 1989 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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The astonishing reminiscences of an ancient and immodest Indian frontiersman form a witty, lusty, and highly impressive epic, a panoramic enlargement of the way of life in the Old West.
Authors: Berger, Thomas, 1924-2014
Title: Little big man
a novel
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Delta/S. Lawrence, 1989.
Edition: 25th anniversary ed.
Characteristics: xxxii, 440 p. ;,21 cm.
Notes: "Delta fiction."
Introduction by Brooks Landon ; foreword by a Man of letters.
Contents: Terrible mistake
Boiled dog
I make an enemy
Pronghorn slaughter
My education as a human being
New name
We take on the cavalry
Adopted again
Sin
Through the shutter
Hopeless
Going for gold
Cheyenne homecoming
We get jumped
Union Pacific
My Indian wife
In the valley of the Washita
Big medicine of Long Hair
To the Pacific and back
Wild Bill Hickok
My niece Amelia
Bunco and Buffalo
Amelia makes good
Caroline
Custer again
Trailing the hostiles
Greasy grass
Last stand
Victory
End.
Summary: The astonishing reminiscences of an ancient and immodest Indian frontiersman form a witty, lusty, and highly impressive epic, a panoramic enlargement of the way of life in the Old West.
Awards & Distinctions: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Western Heritage Award for Western novel, 1965.
Local Note: 6 15 29 53 143 172
ISBN: 9780385298292
0385298293
Statement of Responsibility: by Thomas Berger
Subject Headings: Western stories. Historical fiction. Cheyenne Indians Fiction. Cheyenne Indians Fiction. Frontier and pioneer life West (U.S.) Fiction.
Topical Term: Western stories.
Historical fiction.
Cheyenne Indians
Cheyenne Indians
Frontier and pioneer life
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Aug 05, 2014
  • geezr_rdr rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

While I found this to be an interesting portrayal of the settling of the west and expansion of the American Dream (colonization of the native Americans), at times it seemed drawn out. The major insight concerns the plains Indian consciousness as opposed to Caucasian pragmatism.

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