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Ambrose Memorial Lecture: Gerry Robinson on “The People and Places of The Cheyenne Story”
November 3, @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Helena-area author Gerry Robinson will discuss the actual people and locations that inspired his award-winning historical novel, The Cheyenne Story: An Interpretation of Courage (2019, Sweetgrass Books, Helena).
Robinson grew up in Lame Deer on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation and is a member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe. His novel—the first in a planned trilogy—is a retelling of the events which led to the beginning of the Northern Cheyenne’s exile from their home in Southeastern Montana and Northern Wyoming.
Gerry Robinson spent 15 years researching and writing the book to deliver a historically, culturally, and emotionally accurate story of how the Cheyenne were extricated from their Northwest corner of the Great Plains. Robinson worked closely with tribal elders and Cheyenne cultural leaders to accurately and seamlessly incorporate native language into his text.
In 2020, The Cheyenne Story received the Western Heritage Award for Best Western Novel and the Wyoming State Historical Society Book of the Year Award for Fiction, and was a finalist for the High Plains Book Award for First Book.
The lecture will be followed by a reception and book signing, and copies of the novel will be available for sale. Events at the Library are always free and open to the public.
For more about The Cheyenne Story and Gerry Robinson, visit https://cheyennestory.com/.