The Indian Agent: A Novel

By: O'Brien, Dan

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Dan O'Brien's earlier award-winning novel "The Contract Surgeon" introduced readers to Valentine McGillycuddy, a friend of the great war chief Crazy Horse. Through McGillycuddy's eyes, the novel recounts the friendship that so deeply impacted history. It also chronicles the great Sioux Wars, one of the most violent periods in this nation's history.
"The Indian Agent" is the riveting sequel to "The Contract Surgeon." After Crazy Horse's death, McGillycuddy went on to become the youngest agent in history for the Red Cloud Agency, renamed the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, of the Oglala Lakota band of the Sioux. Although Red Cloud and McGillycuddy have diametrically opposing views, they have more in common than either suspects. They both love the land, and they both love the past. The politics and the enormous tensions of the early days on the reservation come to life here in fascinating detail, as McGillycuddy (known as "the most investigated man" in the government) urges the Sioux to adopt a life of farming. Because he had lived on the vast plains with them, no white man knew better what the Sioux had given up--or understood more fully the impossibility of returning to the old life.
Full of the dynamic history of the plains, "The Indian Agent" is the true story of the conversion of this land from one of free nomadic people to one of settled commerce--achieved, however, at an unfathomable cost.

Title: The Indian Agent: A Novel

Author Name: O'Brien, Dan

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Bison Books:

ISBN Number: 0803235887

ISBN Number 13: 9780803235885

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: Z0803235887Z2

Description: 0803235887 Crisp, clean, unread book with some shelfwear and a remainder mark to one edge - NICE