WorldCat Identities

Coldsmith, Don 1926-2009

Overview
Works: 118 works in 402 publications in 2 languages and 30,561 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  History  Juvenile works  Western stories  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3553.O445, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Don Coldsmith
The elk-dog heritage by Don Coldsmith( Book )

23 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and held by 1,486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Southern Indian tribe under the leadership of Heads Off is transformed into warriors when they adapt the "elkdogs"--Horses--as part of their culture
Tallgrass : a novel of the Great Plains by Don Coldsmith( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three centuries of white-Indian relations in America are described in seven stories. They begin with the arrival of the Spanish and the initial peaceful cooperation, trace relations with the French, deal with the outbreak of hostilities and the American invasion of the West, and end in the early 1800s with the tale of a white youth living among the Indians
Walks in the sun by Don Coldsmith( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 1,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walks in the Sun, a young Indian holy man of the People, is torn by a split among his friends and family
Trail of the Spanish bit by Don Coldsmith( Book )

16 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in English and German and held by 1,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a story of one radically different culture assimilating another, and of the humanity discovered and exchanged by each in the process
South wind by Don Coldsmith( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A historical novel on a pre-Civil War conflict between proponents and opponents of slavery, known as Bloody Kansas. The story is told through the eyes of Jed Sterling a college-educated trapper who marries a black woman
Follow the wind by Don Coldsmith( Book )

15 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Spanish father searches for his long-lost son north of the Mexican colonies; his son, meanwhile, has become chief of his kidnapper's tribe. When the father falls into the hands of his son's tribe's greatest enemy, trouble brews
Daughter of the Eagle by Don Coldsmith( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sixth book in the Spanish Bit Saga, a fictional chronicle of the Indians of the Great Plains, tells the story of Eagle Woman, who defies tradition to become the first woman warrior of the tribe called the People
Thunderstick by Don Coldsmith( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With time comes change, and even as the cycles of life roll on boys become men and old men die--a mysterious and menacing new element has entered the lives of the Elk-dog People
Fort de Chastaigne by Don Coldsmith( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In order to establish trade with the Spanish in Santa Fe, the French turn to the People (the Indian tribe) to serve as guides for the hazardous trek
Buffalo medicine by Don Coldsmith( Book )

18 editions published between 1981 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While seeking the vision that will earn him the place as medicine man, Owl, youngest son of the chief, is captured by an enemy tribe and faces the most crucial test of his life
River of swans by Don Coldsmith( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This tenth novel in the Spanish Bit Saga is the story of an ill-fated French expedition which set out to explore the mysterious territory surrounding the Mississippi River in the seventeenth century
Moon of Thunder by Don Coldsmith( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rabbit sets off on his vision quest with the Spanish Bit, the revered "elk-dog medicine" of his 16th century Plains Indian tribe, entrusted to him by his grandfather, the great chief Heads Off, but he is ambushed and the Spanish Bit is stolen, so in addition to his personal quest, he must recover his People's special medicine
The sacred hills by Don Coldsmith( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the saga of the Plains Indians known as the People moves into the tribe's next generation, the People may have to make allies of their old enemies the Head Splitters--or both tribes will be destroyed by a powerful adversary from the north
Pale Star by Don Coldsmith( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ninth novel in the Spanish Bit Saga continues with the adventures of Pale Star, the granddaughter of Running Eagle, legendary matriarch of the Elk-dog people
Man of the shadows by Don Coldsmith( Book )

10 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When he is separated from his tribe in a hunt, losing his horse and breaking his leg, Eagle, a young warrior of The People, is rescued by an old man living alone in the woods, who Eagle begins to suspect is the incarnation of a supernatural figure from his tribe's legends
Medicine knife by Don Coldsmith( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring Sky Eyes and his friend Woodchuck. Once members of the Imperial French Army, they are now fully assimilated into the tribe of hte Elk dog People and their way of life
Song of the rock by Don Coldsmith( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A continuation of the Spanish Bit Saga, this story tells of the confrontation between the white man and the native American Indian during the earliest years of exploration of the new world
Runestone by Don Coldsmith( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and German and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 11th Century North America, a Norse ship is attacked by Indians in the St. Lawrence River. The captain and the steersman escape to find refuge in a village of friendly Indians. The novel follows the Norsemen's adaptation to Indian life and the heart-wrenching parting when the time comes to go home
Return to the river by Don Coldsmith( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eleventh book in the Spanish Bit Saga in which French Sergeant Cartier joins an expedition down the Mississippi, but deserts below the mouth of the Missouri to travel overland in search of the People and his wife's family
Bearer of the pipe by Don Coldsmith( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A youth in a tribe of Plains Indians gives up a girlfriend to serve as a holy man's pipe bearer, first step in becoming a holy man himself. The novel follows his training in communicating with spirits and in preserving tribal legends and culture. By the author of Child of the Dead
 
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Tallgrass : a novel of the Great Plains
Alternative Names
Coldsmith, Donald C. 1926-

Coldsmith, Donald C. 1926-2009

Don Coldsmith American writer

Don Coldsmith Amerikaans romanschrijver (1926-2009)

Don Coldsmith escriptor americà

Don Coldsmith escritor estadounidense

Languages
English (209)

German (4)

Covers
Tallgrass : a novel of the Great PlainsWalks in the sunTrail of the Spanish bitSouth windFollow the windDaughter of the EagleThunderstickFort de Chastaigne