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The Only Good Indian Is a Dead Indian Summary

As Red Cloud prepares for his two-year long Powder River war with the white soldiers in 1866, some of the Cheyennes Dog Soldiers in the region return to the Arkansas River area in the south to reunite with relatives and hunt buffalo again. These chiefs include Tall Bull, White Horse, Gray Beard, Bull Bear, and the great warrior Roman Nose. Soon the Dog Soldiers meet up with other Cheyennes and some Arapaho warriors to hunt in the Smoky Hill area in Kansas. The Cheyennes' old friend Edward Wynkoop attempts to get the chiefs to sign a peace treaty, but they resolutely decline to sign or to leave the area.

Roman Nose, one of the most volatile of the Dog Soldiers, hears word of a new stagecoach line trailing through the heart of their best...

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