Lay The Mountains Low by Terry C. Johnston

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To the U.S. Army the Non-Treaty Nez Perce tribes were an inconvenience--soon to be eliminated from Idaho's Salmon River territory. But the soldiers discovered that their enemy was a skilled and ferocious opponent, and that the war had only begun...

In the summer of 1877, in a place called White Bird Canyon, Nez Perce warriors delivered a stunning blow to the First Cavalry--the worst defeat since the Little Bighorn one year before. Now, General O.O. Howard is charged with hunting down the Nez Perce and defeating them at last. Willing to sacrifice their ancestral homeland, with little understanding of the ways of the mighty U.S. Government, the Non-Treaty Nez Perce bein a push out of Idaho for Montana and for peace. But it is too late. For warriors, soldiers and strategists--and the innocent caught in between--a bloody battlefield awaits, at a place called Big Hole, Montana...
 

About Terry C. Johnston

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Terry C. Johnston, born on the first day of 1947 on the plains of Kansas, lived his whole life in the American West. His first novel, Carry the Wind, won the Medicine Pipe Bearer's Award from the Western Writers of America, and his subsequent books have appeared on bestseller lists throughout the country.
 
Published January 1, 1994 by Bantam Books. 740 pages
Genres: Westerns, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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A sequel to the paperback Cries from the Earth from the vastly prolific Johnston, whose Plainsmen novels always offer more than just pulp-style rehashes of American history.

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The 15th volume in Johnston's Plainsman Series, second in a trilogy of works based on the Nez Perc War of 1877 (after Cries from the Earth) and first of the author's westerns to be published in hardcover, this grim novel tells a true tale of butchery and massacre.

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