War journey [large print]
War journey [large print]

Grove, Fred. author.


Center Point Large Print edition.

Physical Description
328 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

General Note
Originally published in 1971.

For sensitive young artist Paul Latimer Benedict, the trip west from his family's comfortable home in Baltimore had been filled with plans of painting the Indians in their primitive state. But he got a closer look than he ever counted on when he was captured and held as a slave by a band of Kiowas. Appalled by Indians' life of war and savagery, in which every emotion from anger to joy seemed to be expressed by violence, Paul's only thoughts were of escape. But while the Kiowa arrogance, barbarous superstition, and blind faith in signs and fetishes repelled and bewildered him, he was fascinated by the mysticism and fatalism of these wild, wandering people. And in the long months after his capture he won their grudging respect through acts of strength and bravery, while inwardly he was unaware of the subtle changes in his own attitudes and character, changes which became suddenly clear when a visit to a white man's town sent him fleeing back to his adopted people.

Kiowa Indians -- Fiction.
Indian captivities -- Fiction.
Painters -- Fiction.
Impression formation (Psychology) -- Fiction.
Western fiction.
Western stories.
Large type books.

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