The Daughter of the Sioux


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Charles King was a United States soldier and a distinguished writer. He was the son of Civil War general Rufus King and great grandson of Rufus King, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. He graduated from West point in 1866 and served in the Army during the Indian Wars under George Crook. He was wounded in the arm forcing his retirement from the regular army. During this time he became acquainted with Buffalo Bill Cody. King would later write scripts for several of Cody's silent films.

King's writings, relating to American Indians, cover a complex range of opinion within his novels. His sympathy for their cause of defending their homelands, and being forced to adopt a new lifestyle, did not stop him from graphically portraying them as savage and barbaric peoples. However, King also used his writings to harshly criticize U.S. government policies that resulted in Indian treaties not being honored and that permitted rampant corruption among government-appointed reservation agents. As a lieutenant in the 5th Cavalry, King was a participant on the American western frontier, who personally fought in battles with Southwestern and Plains Indians and observed government policies first hand. Charles King is credited today with helping to establish the "Western novel" as a romantic and dramatic genre of American literature, based upon a sturdy foundation of historical realism. (Summary compiled from Wikipedia and THE LIFE OF CHARLES KING by Nathan Bender, Housel Curator, McCracken Research Library within The Buffalo Bill Historical Center.)

(7 hr 52 min)

Chapters

Foreshadowed Events 26:48 Read by Maire Rhode
Absent From Duty 20:26 Read by Maire Rhode
A Night Encounter 16:49 Read by Shirley Anderson
The Sign Of The Bar Shoe 15:12 Read by Christine Blachford
A Grave Discovery 17:37 Read by Shirley Anderson
First Sight Of The Foe 19:21 Read by texttalker
Blood Will Tell 18:55 Read by texttalker
More Strange Discoveries 18:00 Read by texttalker
Bad News From The Front 12:30 Read by Christine Blachford
"I'll never go back" 18:18 Read by John W. Michaels
A Fight With A Fury 13:27 Read by Christine Blachford
The Ordeal By Fire 22:23 Read by John W. Michaels
Wounded--Body And Soul 18:22 Read by John W. Michaels
A Vanished Heroine 18:11 Read by John W. Michaels
A Woman's Plot 26:10 Read by Maire Rhode
Night Prowling At Frayne 24:22 Read by Maire Rhode
A Rifled Desk 14:36 Read by Christine Blachford
Burglary At Blake's 16:08 Read by Christine Blachford
A Slap For The Major 20:49 Read by John W. Michaels
The Sioux Surrounded 21:51 Read by John W. Michaels
Thanksgiving At Frayne 22:15 Read by John W. Michaels
Behind The Bars 18:35 Read by texttalker
A Soldier Entangled 19:29 Read by Jim Fish
The Death Song Of The Sioux 22:36 Read by Maire Rhode
L'envoi - Epilogue 9:26 Read by Varra Unreal

Reviews

Interesting Story

(3 stars)

I found this story quite interesting. However, some of the readers were very hard to understand.

Daughter

(3 stars)

The story suffers from to many a variety of readers.