REVISED EDITION WITH NEW MATERIAL
He was up against an enemy that spoke of peace but seemed intent on killing the spirit of a proud people.
Born in 1845 on the Canadian plains, Wandering Spirit learned the ways of a warrior during the inter-tribal wars of the 1860s. When, in 1885, the Canadian government threatened to starve his people into submission, he was the only war chief to take offensive action.
In the first in-depth biography of Big Bear's war chief, author Garry Radison destroys the historical view that Wandering Spirit was a savage renegade and restores him to his rightful place in history as a protector of his band, the Plains Cree of the north-western plains. With new material and close analysis of the historical record, Radison reveals the war chief as a man with a limited perspective but a fierce desire to save his people and their land.
WANDERING SPIRIT: Cree Warrior is a companion volume to