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ISBN13: 9780316006996
ISBN10: 0316006998
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Paha Sapa, a young Sioux warrior, first encounters General George Armstrong Custer as Custer lies dying on the battlefield at Little Bighorn. He believes--as do the holy men of his tribe--that the legendary general's ghost entered him at that moment and will remain with him until Sapa convinces him to leave.

In BLACK HILLS, Dan Simmons weaves the stories of Paha Sapa and Custer together seamlessly, depicting a violent and tumultuous time in the history of Native Americans and the United States Army. Haunted by the voice of the general his people called "Long Hair," Paha Sapa lives a long life, driven by a dramatic vision he experiences in the Black Hills that are his tribe's homeland. As an explosives worker on the massive Mount Rushmore project, he may finally be rid of his ghosts--on the very day FDR comes to South Dakota to dedicate the Jefferson face.

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Dan Simmons is the award-winning author of several novels, including the New York Times bestsellers The Terror and Drood. He lives in Colorado. Visit

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suebujam, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by suebujam)
I love Dan Simmons anyway, but this story of a Native American who "inherits" Custer's ghost at the Last Stand is amazing. At every page you are eagerly waiting to find out what happens at the end...will he do it or not?
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Rodger Huckabee, September 7, 2011 (view all comments by Rodger Huckabee)
Simmons continues his style of using time to tell a story by writing different chapters in different periods of history. The Indian, Black Hills, journeys from "counting coup" on a dying Custer to working on the Black Hills and Mount Rushmore in the 1930s. In between, he lives with the spirits of both George Armstrong Custer and Crazy Horse within him - both of which occasionally talk to him. Though his Indian name means "Black Hills", this young man to old man lives a full life and experiences adventures that cover everything from trips to the Chicago World's Fair to visiting Custer's widow in New York City just days before her death. In places baudy and shocking and in others moving and and in still others disturbing, it is a long book that reads as a history and a novel. You will learn much and remember it always.
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Simmons, Dan
Reagan Arthur Books
Historical - General
Literature-A to Z
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8.25 x 5.5 x 1.5 in 1.06 lb

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