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Tie my bones to her back: a Novel

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"At the heart of Robert F. Jones's galloping new novel is the near decimation of America's vast buffalo herd, which triggered the last and bloodiest Indian War in history. Left homeless by the panic of 1873, thousands of Americans like Jenny Dousmann headed West to recoup their fortunes in buffalo hides and bones. After joining her older brother, Otto, on the Buffalo Range, along with McKay, a Confederate veteran who blames himself for the death of Stonewall Jackson, Jenny is brutally raped, and her brother is crippled during a blizzard. A half-breed Cheyenne, Two Shields, leads them north into the Big Horn Mountains to salvage their lives among his People. Now known as Yellow-Haired Woman and the Wolf Chief, Jenny and Otto join Two Shields on a quest for vengeance." "A riveting adventure story, at once savage and lyrical, Tie My Bones to Her Back is a searing indictment of ecological folly and historical revisionism, and a disturbing foray into the nature of violence."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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full_title tie my bones to her back
author jones robert f
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author Jones, Robert F., 1934-2002.
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display_description After her parents' deaths and the recession force her out of her home in 1873, Jenny Dousmann heads for the Wild West. She knows that if she can find her brother, Otto, a Civil War veteran, he'll take care of her. When they finally reunite, Jenny is surprised to find that Otto has been working as a buffalo hunter and is struggling even to support himself. The number of hunters in the West has increased rapidly, and buffalo has become scarce. To make matters worse, the whites and the native Indians are constantly at war, putting everyone in the area in danger. Their first winter alone in the West is devastating: Jenny is raped by two US soldiers passing through the area, while Otto is crippled during a blizzard. They are discovered, near death, by a member of a nearby Cheyenne tribe. Two Shields is an Indian buffalo skinner, and he vows to keep them safe. To do so, Two Shields asks them to become members of his tribe. He promises to teach them how to hunt like his people and to live simply on the land. Jenny and Otto must decide if they should continue to depend on only each other or if they should put their lives in the hands of a man who is supposed to be their enemy.
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subject_facet Adventure stories, Electronic books, Frontier and pioneer life -- Great Plains -- Fiction, Great Britain -- Fiction, Great Plains -- Fiction, Historical fiction, Indians of North America -- Wars -- Fiction, Western stories, Women pioneers -- Fiction, Women pioneers -- Great Plains -- Fiction
title_display Tie my bones to her back
title_full Tie My Bones to Her Back : a Novel [electronic resource] Jones, Robert F., Tie my bones to her back / Robert F. Jones
title_short Tie my bones to her back
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topic_facet Electronic books, Frontier and pioneer life, Indians of North America, Wars, Women pioneers