Billy Blackfeet in the Rockies: A Story from History by Marc SimmonsBilly Blackfeet in the Rockies: A Story from History by Marc Simmons

Billy Blackfeet in the Rockies: A Story from History

byMarc SimmonsIllustratorRonald Kil

Hardcover | November 1, 2006

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Billy Blackfeet in the Rockies is the story of a boy of mixed ancestry who, during a hunting trip to the Montana mountains, discovers something about himself and about his Indian heritage.

Hugh Monroe (Rising Wolf) and his Blackfeet wife, Fox Woman, are the grandparents of Billy Jackson. From them the boy learns the hard lessons of life in the wilderness. In early 1864, Billy's entire family leaves Fort Benton, Montana, to camp and hunt in the high country. In the months that follow, Billy survives an encounter with a grizzly bear and helps defend the camp from attack by a war party of Assiniboins.

Along the way he spends time with his grandmother, Fox Woman, who teaches him much about customs and lore of the Indian people. She believes her grandson is guided by his Blackfeet blood.

This book is inspired by the early experiences of William (Billy) Jackson who grew up to become a scout for General George A. Custer.

Marc Simmons is considered New Mexico's historian laureate and has published over forty books on New Mexico history. Simmons is a former Woodrow Wilson Fellow, a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and in 1993 the King of Spain granted him membership in the knightly Order of Isabela la Catolica for his contributions to Spanish colo...
Title:Billy Blackfeet in the Rockies: A Story from HistoryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:56 pages, 10.8 × 8.85 × 0.45 inPublished:November 1, 2006Publisher:University of New Mexico PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0826341055

ISBN - 13:9780826341051

Appropriate for ages: 4 - 8