Books: Aborigine

AMERICAN—Frank B. Linderman—John Day ($3.50).

Aleek-chea-ahoosh is Chief of the Absarokees (Crow Indians), has been Chief ever since Author Linderman knew him. Now 82, he is one of the few plains Indians who remembers the time before the white man overran the Northwest. Sitting outside his two-story chief's house (the only two-story house among the Crows) on Pryor Creek, Mont., he told the story of his life to Author Linderman.

Aleek-chea-ahoosh's training as a warrior began when he was a few years old, for the Crows were surrounded with enemies: Sioux, Arapahos, Blackfeet,...

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