Brothers of the Buffalo
Brothers of the Buffalo

Brothers of the Buffalo

A Novel of the Red River War



392 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Paperback, ebook: EPUB, Mobipocket, ebook: PDF

Paperback, $25.95 (US $25.95) (CA $19.95)

Publication Date: February 2016

ISBN 9781938486920


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A captivating and historical story of two young men on opposing sides of war. 
In 1874, the U.S. Army sent troops to subdue and move the Native Americans of the southern plains to reservations. Brothers of the Buffalo follows Private Washington Vance Jr., an African-American calvaryman, and Wolf, a Cheyenne warrior, during the brief and brutal war that followed. Filled with action and suspense from both sides of the battle, this is a tale of conflict and unlikely friendship in the Wild West. 


"This wonderful balance of scientific and indigenous people's outlooks empowers children to touch the continuum of nature pulsating within and around them. The reconnection makes possible their creation of vital new stories to cope with today's misguided beliefs about the natural world." —Dr. Michael J. Cohen, director, National Audubon Society Expedition Institute, on Keepers of the Earth

“A fascinating way to learn about our environment. The combination of Native American stories and related activities will spark children's imaginations and help them explore their environment."  —Augusto Medina, PhD, education specialist, World Wildlife Fund, on Keepers of the Earth

"Should be in every library. Social studies, science, environmental responsibility can be greatly enriched by using this book. The 25 legends from 20 different cultures selected by Abenaki Joseph Bruchac, and interpreted by easily understood scientific information and hands-on activities by Michael Caduto makes this a gold mine for teaching important concepts."  —Dr. Helen Ross Russell, author, Ten Minute Field Trips: Using the Schoolground to Teach, on Keepers of the Earth

"By combining the Native American flair for storytelling with modern Western understandings of science and education, Caduto and Bruchac reacquaint youngsters with the natural world and our relationships with it. Keepers of the Earth is a unique approach to guiding our youth to a sustainable future. School, club and camp youth leaders will find this book a treasure."  —Charles E. Roth, director of educational services, Massachusetts Audubon Society, on Keepers of the Earth

"A sensitive and well thought–out guide for helping children love and care for the Earth. I heartily recommend it as a resource for parents and teachers."  —Joseph Cornell, author, Sharing Nature with Children and Listening to Nature, on Keepers of the Earth

Author Biography

Joseph Bruchac is an internationally acclaimed Native American storyteller and writer who has authored more than 70 books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for adults and children. His writings have appeared in more than 500 publications, including National Geographic, Parabola, and Smithsonian. He is the author of the novels Dawn Land and Long River and is the coauthor of the Keepers of the Earth series. He lives in Greenfield Center, New York.