Crow Killer, New Edition: The Saga of Liver-Eating Johnson

By | July 2, 2019
Crow Killer, New Edition: The Saga of Liver-Eating Johnson Author Raymond W. Thorp Jr.
ISBN-10 0253020832
ISBN-13 9780253020833
Year 2016-01-04
Pages 208
Language English
Publisher Indiana University Press
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The movie Jeremiah Johnson introduced millions to the legendary mountain man John Johnson The real Johnson was a far cry from the Redford version Standing 62 in his stocking feet and weighing nearly 250 pounds he was a mountain man among mountain men one of the toughest customers on the western frontier As the story goes one morning in 1847 Johnson returned to his Rocky Mountain trappers cabin to find the remains of his murdered Indian wife and her unborn child He vowed vengeance against an entire Indian tribe Crow Killer tells of that one man decades long war to avenge his beloved Whether seen as a realistic glimpse of a long ago fierce frontier world or as a mythic retelling of the many tales spun around and by Johnson Crow Killer is unforgettable This new edition redesigned for the first time features an introduction by western frontier expert Nathan E Bender and a glossary of Indian tribes

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