The northern Cheyenne still called the Powder River country their sacred home. In ‘Powder River’, a love story unfolds during the dramatic journey of the determined Cheyenne people from Indian Territory back to their Montana homeland and the mighty Powder River.
Held captive far to the south in so-called Indian Territory, the remnants of this once-mighty nation are growing feeble and dying. To survive, they must battle their way across fifteen hundred miles to their ancestral home, fending off pursuit by thousands of well-armed soldiers.
Among the outnumbered band are Adam Smith Maclean, born both white and Cheyenne, and his wife, Elaine, a New Englander determined to stand by Adam and his desperate, daring Cheyenne family. Together they embark on the arduous trek through the hostile heart of the white man’s West toward the welcoming banks of the Powder River.
“Win Blevins, that master yarn-spinner, has done it again with this tale of the Cheyenne’s struggles, love, and quest to go home.” — Tony Hillerman
“Win Blevins is as good a storyteller as this country has.” —Dale Wasserman, author of Man of La Mancha
“POWERFUL and FULL OF FEELING. This book is a love story, and the dramatic story of the determined, desperate journey of the Cheyenne people from Indian Territory back to their Montana homeland. Very few writers are able to put the reader inside the mind of Native people as Win Blevins does.”—Norman Zollinger, author of The Road to Santa Fe