Amazon Review of “Chief of Thieves”: “A true story, a timely message and a powerful conclusion”

I was very moved and gratified by this Amazon Review of Chief of Thieves that, among other things concludes that “This book transcends flag-waving and cheers to deliver an understanding of both sides in conflicts between Indians, American settlers and the army right after the Civil War.”

By BobK on June 30, 2015:

Where They Bury You brought the history of the Southwest to life in a way no textbook ever has for me. There was something almost magical about Steven Kohlhagen’s character development and broad understanding of the subject.

The follow-up, Chief of Thieves, for me was an even more captivating read. When I want a book close by so I can read even another paragraph in a down moment, that book has my attention. Something about Kohlhagen’s writing bears the mark of a brilliant storyteller…almost a lost art among us Anglos. Perhaps the Native Americans maintain a bit of that in order to preserve what’s left of their cultures.

I now want history taught the way Steven Kohlhagen teaches – through story and by sharing the insights from both sides of situations. This book transcends flag-waving and cheers to deliver an understanding of both sides in conflicts between Indians, American settlers and the army right after the Civil War.

Chief of Thieves culminates in a vivid depiction of the battle of Little Big Horn. The story comes from enough camera angles so it makes absolute sense.

This is a compelling story of life in America’s southwest in the late 1800’s. Even better, it’s an easy read following the lives of our ancestors and maybe for the first time, understanding how they thought about life.

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One thought on “Amazon Review of “Chief of Thieves”: “A true story, a timely message and a powerful conclusion”

  1. Kathlene Carney

    Wonderful, way to go!

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