A law clerk in Boston hopes to marry his boss's daughter but is spurned by her father and her because he was an orphan. He heads west to make a new life and finds himself the prisoner and slave of a Crow Indian tribe. He takes the Indian name Horse and plots his eventual escape which is foiled by a horse. Events lead to him becoming accepted as part of the tribe after killing an enemy Sioux warrior. He eventually marries the sister of his captor. Together they try to return to the white world but she is spurned. They return to the Crow but his bride dies in child birth. He finds his bride's mother and the only mother he knew dying. He finds the wagon train and asks for their help to save her. While she rests, he tells his life story for the first time to members of his own race. Written by
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Departing from its normal segment naming ("The so-and-so Story"), this tale of a Caucasian among the Native Americans predated the hit Richard Harris
movie of the same name by over a decade. See more
Doesn't take much to make some men happy. For me, I like a shave and a bath. Maybe get into town now and then. See a woman.
Remade as A Man Called Horse