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Charles King

Charles King was a United States soldier and a distinguished writer. He was the son of Civil War general Rufus King and great grandson of Rufus King, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. He graduated from West point in 1866 and served in the Army during the Indian Wars under George Crook. He was wounded in the arm forcing his retirement from the regular army. During this time he became acquainted with Buffalo Bill Cody. King would later write scripts for several of Cody's silent films. King's writings, relating to American Indians, cover a complex range of opinion within his novels. His sympathy for their cause of defending their homelands, and being forced to adopt a new lifestyle, did not stop him from graphically portraying them as savage and barbaric peoples. However, King also used his writings to harshly criticize U.S. government policies that resulted in Indian treaties not being honored and that permitted rampant corruption among government-appointed reservation agents. As a lieutenant in the 5th Cavalry, King was a participant on the American western frontier, who personally fought in battles with Southwestern and Plains Indians and observed government policies first hand. Charles King is credited today with helping to establish the "Western novel" as a romantic and dramatic genre of American literature, based upon a sturdy foundation of historical realism. (Summary compiled from Wikipedia and THE LIFE OF CHARLES KINGby Nathan Bender, Housel Curator, McCracken Research Library within The Buffalo Bill Historical Center.)

Charles King was a United States soldier and a distinguished writer. He was the son of Civil War general Rufus King and great grandson of Rufus King, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. He graduated from West point in 1866 and served in the Army during the Indian Wars under George Crook. He was wounded in the arm forcing his retirement from the regular army. During this time he became acquainted with Buffalo Bill Cody. King would later write scripts for several of Cody's silent films. King's writings, relating to American Indians, cover a complex range of opinion within his novels. His sympathy for their cause of defending their homelands, and being forced to adopt a new lifestyle, did not stop him from graphically portraying them as savage and barbaric peoples. However, King also used his writings to harshly criticize U.S. government policies that resulted in Indian treaties not being honored and that permitted rampant corruption among government-appointed reservation agents. As a lieutenant in the 5th Cavalry, King was a participant on the American western frontier, who personally fought in battles with Southwestern and Plains Indians and observed government policies first hand. Charles King is credited today with helping to establish the "Western novel" as a romantic and dramatic genre of American literature, based upon a sturdy foundation of historical realism. (Summary compiled from Wikipedia and THE LIFE OF CHARLES KINGby Nathan Bender, Housel Curator, McCracken Research Library within The Buffalo Bill Historical Center.)
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Charles King was a United States soldier and a distinguished writer. He was the son of Civil War general Rufus King and great grandson of Rufus King, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. He graduated from West point in 1866 and served in the Army during the Indian Wars under George Crook. He was wounded in the arm forcing his retirement from the regular army. During this time he became acquainted with Buffalo Bill Cody. King would later write scripts for several of Cody's silent films. King's writings, relating to American Indians, cover a complex range of opinion within his novels. His sympathy for their cause of defending their homelands, and being forced to adopt a new lifestyle, did not stop him from graphically portraying them as savage and barbaric peoples. However, King also used his writings to harshly criticize U.S. government policies that resulted in Indian treaties not being honored and that permitted rampant corruption among government-appointed reservation agents. As a lieutenant in the 5th Cavalry, King was a participant on the American western frontier, who personally fought in battles with Southwestern and Plains Indians and observed government policies first hand. Charles King is credited today with helping to establish the "Western novel" as a romantic and dramatic genre of American literature, based upon a sturdy foundation of historical realism. (Summary compiled from Wikipedia and THE LIFE OF CHARLES KINGby Nathan Bender, Housel Curator, McCracken Research Library within The Buffalo Bill Historical Center.)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

7h 53m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

26:49


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

20:27


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

16:50


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:13


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

17:38


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

19:22


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

18:56


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

18:01


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:31


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

18:19


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

13:29


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

22:24


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

18:23


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

18:12


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

26:11


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

24:23


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

14:37


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

16:09


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

20:50


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

21:52


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

22:16


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

18:36


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

19:30


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

22:37


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:28