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18 May 2018 9:01 a.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "novels for US calvary Vs. Native Americans" to "novels for US cavalry Vs. Native Americans"

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johnbear4418 May 2018 7:07 a.m. PST

ala…James Warner Bellah, since his books are out of print. I am looking for something, but I really can't find anything. Looking for suggestions. Thanks all.

WLBartlett Inactive Member18 May 2018 7:35 a.m. PST

Terry Johnston did a series that covers the main battles and campaigns. It's pretty good.


regards, Bill

Texas Jack18 May 2018 8:30 a.m. PST

Maybe a bit of a stretch, but Little Big Man is always a great read.

Atomic Floozy18 May 2018 9:59 a.m. PST

Not exactly a novel, but Cheyenne Autumn by Mari Sandoz is good.

Huscarle18 May 2018 10:13 a.m. PST

Michael Blake's "Dances with Wolves" & the sequel "The Holy Road"

Joseph Marshall's "The Long Knives Are Crying"

23rdFusilier Supporting Member of TMP18 May 2018 4:18 p.m. PST

A Road We Do Not Know: A Novel of Custer at Little Bighorn Paperback March 22, 2002
by Frederick J. Chiaventone

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP18 May 2018 5:23 p.m. PST

Elmore Leonard did several short stories that focused on the Apache wars.

Stephen Miller18 May 2018 7:25 p.m. PST

Chiaventone also wrote a historical novel about Ft Phil Kearny and the Fetterman Massacre titled "Moon of the Bitter Cold." And I also did enjoy Terry Johnston's Plainsman series too, I began with Sioux Dawn (again with Fetterman) and ended 15 or so years latter with 3 books dealing with the Nez Pierce (sp?) war. Unfortunately Terry died before he could complete his series (perhaps at Wounded Knee?) I took one of his tours in 1999 titled the Northern Plains Indian Wars, one week touring Rosebud, Powder River, Wolf Mountain battle sites-that was a fantastic week!

Wolfshanza18 May 2018 9:58 p.m. PST

Another vote for the Plainsman series thumbs up

coopman19 May 2018 5:18 a.m. PST

Did you check at I saw some of his books there. One titled "The Apache" was there. There were 186 hits when I did my search.

oldjarhead19 May 2018 7:00 a.m. PST

I don't remember the author, but Bugles in the Afternoon is a good read.

goragrad20 May 2018 8:51 p.m. PST

Bugles in the Afternoon is by Ernest Haycox whose books I used to pick whenever I found them.

Apparently William Chamberlain only wrote a couple of novels set in the Indian Wars (a number of others set in WWII and Korea) – Guns of Company K and Forced March to Loon Creek.

Apparently not as popular as Bellah (I found them comparable), those books are only running a few dollars at ABE's Books and other sellers.

Wolfshanza20 May 2018 9:25 p.m. PST

Enjoyed Bugles in the Afternoon ! thumbs up

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