Buffalo Dreamers
A Novel

by John Newman

published by John Newman

produced by Sweetgrass Books

  • For Sam Comstock, a young Iraq war vet with PTSD, the need to find a way to heal his wounded soul is a matter of life or death. His Marine sniper skills lead him to Montana on a mission to help manage an infamous wildlife challenge: killing migratory buffalo outside Yellowstone Park that are presumed to carry an infectious disease for cattle. This places Sam seriously at odds with a renegade band of Indian warrior-dreamers who are determined to save the buffalo from slaughter. Through Sam, we come to understand that we have much to learn from our native neighbors. We may even discover our own inner buffalo spirit.

248 pages, 5.5 x 8, Perfect Bound

ISBN 10: 1-59152-312-3
ISBN 13: 978-1-59152-312-3






Buffalo Dreamers
A Novel

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John Newman grew up in rural northern California. He worked in agriculture and later owned a working cattle and wheat ranch near Harlowton, Montana, about which he wrote a history, Tipi Ring Ranch, Before and After the Buffalo archived at the Montana Historical Society. He studied creative writing and biology at Stanford, worked as a river guide on the great rivers of North America, and for over a decade has been a fire lookout.
His interest in native affairs and culture began at an early age when he helped construct the Ishi trail to honor the last surviving member of the Yahi tribe. He also studied the Washoe language with the tribe near Lake Tahoe, their ancestral home, and for many years served as Chairman of the Museum of the American Indian in Marin County, California.
Married and the father of four, John divides his time between Melville, Montana, and northern California.

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