Woman War Chief Woman War Chief

This engaging story tells how a brave Native American female became a legendary Crow chief. Born in 1800, Pine Leaf longed to be a hunter who rode with the tribe's males instead of learning how to be a lodge woman. As she grew she stubbornly proved that she could ride, hunt and fight with the best. She fulfilled her dreams of leading warriors into battle in the land later called Montana and Wyoming.

Five Scalps Five Scalps

In the late 1700s, Ed Rose gained his facial scars in a bar fight in Kentucky. From there his search for adventure led him to New Orleans and north to the plains east of the Rockies. Rose, a guide, interpreter and trader, hunted and fought alongside the Crow, the Arikara, white trappers and explorers and members of the US Army. He accompanied the Crow hunters who captured Pine Leaf, the girl who became Woman War Chief.

The Sandy Creek Boys The Sandy Creek Boys

This entertaining memoir contains a hundred stories about the Matney boys, four brothers who found creative ways to have fun in the land around Big Sandy Creek. From the 1930s to the 1950s, these boys and their friends often skirted danger and the law. Stories range from intimate to hilarious to frightening as the growing boys learn to live alongside cows and dogs while constantly trying to outdo each other.

The Texas Comancheria The Texas Comancheria

The battle for Texas was fought on many fronts. This book centers on the efforts of the Comanche to maintain their life in the Comancheria, the homesteading joys and tragedies of the Parkers, and the task of the Texas Rangers and US Cavalry to protect Texas settlers. In 1836 a Comanche band captured a white girl from the Parker fort; decades later her son, Quanah Parker, was one of the last to surrender at Fort Sill.


Jerry Alvus Matney writes historical novels set in the American West, often centering around
Native American historical figures and events. Jerry's books are available as eBooks from Amazon and other online vendors. To purchase a signed Print copy, contact Jerry at: jalvusmatney@aol.com

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