The story of Jack Crabbe, raised by both a white man and a Cheyenne chief. As a Cheyenne, Jack ate dog, had four wives and saw his people butchered by General Custer's soldiers. As a white man, he participated in the slaughter of the buffalo and tangled with Wyatt Earp.--This text refers to an alternatePaperbackedition.
This is one of those books I remember reading as a high school kid and thinking it was hilarious, so when I saw a used copy at a book sale, I snatched it and reread it. What I didn't remember was the depth of the historical power of the book. Slapstick and ribald comedy abound for sure, but there is plenty of though-provoking intent here, too. LBM is the first person account of Jack Crabb, the only living survivor of the Battle of the Little Bighorn, captured … more