The Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography

Item - The Dacotah scourge, or, The white antelope of the Pawnees


Online Full Text: Northern Illinois University
Series: Beadle's Dime Novels — no. 185
Alternate Title: The Dakota scourge, or, The white antelope of the Pawnees
Subjects / Tags: Dakota Indians
Frontier and pioneer life
Pawnee Indians
Rapid Creek (S.D.)
Western stories
Author: Robinson, George W., 1843-1913
Date: August 31, 1869
Publisher: Beadle and Company (New York: 98 William St.) -- United States of America
OCLC Number: 05122712
ENGL 330 Spring 2018's Thoughts: "This book follows the life of Balt Walters, an Indian hunter, and is set when all of the country west the Northern branches was a vast wilderness. Balt Walters is a young hunter who is bold and restless and loves the dangers of the forest. The story begins with Balt Walters and and father-in-law, Dan Lee, talking about how scarce food is because of settlers chopping down trees in the forest. This causes the family to relocate to another part of the forest that the settlers have not yet touched, which is where the story begins. Balt Walters goes through something very traumatic that causes him to disappear. He is seen once by a group of hunters, but after that he is not seen for years. Between those years, Henri Bonte is the main character, leading a group of hunters against the Indians, mainly the Dacotahs. Another hunter, who is nameless, gains a reputation for killing Dacotahs, but his identity is a mystery. Eventually, Balt Walters is revealed to be the hunter and he takes revenge on the Native Americans who wronged him and lives happily ever after."--Riquia Hill, undergraduate student at NIU enrolled in ENGL 330, Spring 2018

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