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Glencoe and the Indians
  • Published: 17 June 2011
  • ISBN: 9781780571980
  • Imprint: Mainstream Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 240

Glencoe and the Indians



In 1876, they wipe out General George A. Custer and his 7th Cavalry at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Chief Sitting Bull and his Sioux people then flee from the United States to Canada. There, in the autumn of 1877, the Sioux are joined by the remnants of the latest Indian nation to make a stand against the US Army, the Nez Perce. Their survivors are led by Chief White Bird.

A young man follows White Bird to Sitting Bull's camp. He is White Bird's close relative and aims to tell the story of the Nez Perce War from the Nez Perce point of view. This young man's name is Duncan McDonald. Descended from chiefs of the Nez Perce and from chiefs of Scotland's most formidable clan, Duncan's family - first as Highlanders, then as Native Americans - have twice been victims of massacre and dispossession.

Written with the help of Duncan McDonald's present-day kinsfolk on the Flathead Indian Reservation in Western Montana, this real-life family saga spans two continents and more than thirty generations to link Scotland's clans with the native peoples of the American West.

  • Published: 17 June 2011
  • ISBN: 9781780571980
  • Imprint: Mainstream Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 240

About the author

James Hunter

James Hunter is the author of a number of books on Scottish history, including Scottish Exodus, A Dance Called America and Skye: The Island. He lives in Beauly, Inverness-shire.

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Praise for Glencoe and the Indians

Hunter has researched with care . . . The story he tells is deeply moving

Scotland on Sunday

Meticulously researched, these wonderfully evocative studies of bygone eras make fascinating reading for anyone with an interest in Scotland's evolution

Daily Record

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