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Unlikely Friends: American Indian/White Relationships in Fact and Fiction


The true story of the unlikely friendship between Chief Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill Cody during Cody's Wild West Show, and the fictional journals of white women who participated in a U.S. Government Brides for Indians program, based on actual events. Assistive listening devices available.


Panelists
Jim Fergus

Jim Fergus is an award-winning writer whose work has appeared in numerous national magazines and newspapers. He is the author of several fiction and nonfiction books. His novel "One Thousand White Women," won Best Book of the West and has sold over a million copies both in the U....

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Deanne Stillman

Deanne Stillman is a widely published, critically acclaimed writer. Her books include "Blood Brothers" (starred review in Kirkus, appeared on "best of the year" lists in True West Magazine, The Millions and Orange County Register, praised by Doug Brinkley, Ron Rosenbaum, Thomas Powers, Doug Peacock, Robert Utley); "Desert Reckoning"(winner of the Spur and LA Press Club Awards for nonfiction, a Southwest Book of the Year and amazon editors pick, praised in Newsweek, and based on a Rolling Stone piece) and "Mustang" (a Los Angeles Times 'best book of the year') praised by Tony Hillerman and Michael Blake ("Dances with Wolves"), now available in audio with Anjelica Huston, Frances Fisher, Wendie Malick, John Densmore- the Drummer in the Doors, and Richard Portnow....

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Books:
The Vengeance of Mothers
Jim Fergus
Fiction

September 2017
ISBN 9781250093424
352 pages
$26.99, INSTORE
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"9 March 1876 My name is Meggie Kelly and I take up this pencil with my twin sister, Susie. More/less

One Thousand White Women (20th Anniversary Edition)
Jim Fergus
Fiction
St. Martin's Griffin
August 2017
ISBN 9781250154705
496 pages
$15.99, INSTOCK
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One Thousand White Women is the story of May Dodd and a colorful assembly of pioneer women who, under the auspices of the U. More/less

Blood Brothers
Deanne Stillman
History
Simon & Schuster
October 2017
ISBN 9781476773520
288 pages
$27.00, INSTOCK
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The little known story of the unlikely friendship of two famous figures of the American West—Buffalo Bill Cody and Sitting Bull—told through their time in Cody’s Wild West show in the 1880s. More/less

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