Buffalo Stampede by Zane Grey

Buffalo Stampede

By Zane Grey

  • Release Date: 2013-09-01
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
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Description

On his first trip out West, Zane Grey became friends with Buffalo Jones, the “last of the plainsmen” as he called him. Jones had been witness to the great herds of buffalo that had once ranged on the Great Plains, and he had been a participant in the hunts that led to their destruction. In early 1923, Grey decided that he would write the epic story of the thundering herds of buffalo, the great hunt that decimated them, and the battle between the Plains Indians and the buffalo hunters.

When he completed his manuscript he sent it to the editors of Ladies’ Home Journal, who had agreed to buy it. Grey was asked to make extensive changes in the structure and tone of the story, and once these changes were made, the story was as decimated as the great buffalo herds. Fortunately, the original manuscript survived and is presented here in Buffalo Stampede as Grey intended it to be.

At last, Zane Grey’s magnificent panorama of the war for and against the buffalo has been restored, with its violent and furious action and tone of elegiac sadness for the passing of those mighty, noble herds.

Reviews

  • Buffalo - The Indian Livelihood

    5
    By Lie not
    Killing off the American buffalo may have been the greatest tragedy our nation has ever known. Not only was the buffalo eliminated, but the lifestyle of the Indian was eliminated with the buffalo. Zane Grey has written a wonderful tale of this story while bringing the pathos of the plight of buffalo and Indian to the awareness of the reader. Pictures of the landscapes are colorfully presented for enjoyment by those unfamiliar with the area. So entrancing the reader desires to finish without stopping. One can experience a great story, well written, and all this without vulgarity, explicit sex, or debased morality. A prime example for modern-day writers desiring to excel in producing good western fiction.

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