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Cheyenne Memories

John Stands In Timber, Margot Liberty

Published by Yale Unversity Press January 1967, 1967
ISBN 10: 0300009712 / ISBN 13: 9780300009712
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Title: Cheyenne Memories

Publisher: Yale Unversity Press January 1967

Publication Date: 1967

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed By Author


Near fine copy but for light foxing to top and foredge of textblock. Text pristine. In near fine, price-clipped, mylar covered jacket. Signed with inscription by Margot Liberty, Sheridan, Wyoming, June 27, 1992. Bookseller Inventory # 113518

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Beginning with legendary times and extending to the first year of the reservation, Cheyenne Memories is a unique effort by an American Indian to collect and preserve the history of his people. The late John Stands In Timber, a Northern Cheyenne whose grandfather was killed in the Custer massacre, was born in 1884. The recounting of Cheyenne traditions formed an im-portant part of his life from early childhood and in 1905 he became the self-appointed keeper of the oral literature of his tribe, seeking out old-timers who could contribute personal memories to Cheyenne lore. His collaboration with anthropologist Margot Liberty, which began in 1956, spanned more than a decade.

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