Crow Killer

Crow Killer: The Saga of Liver Eating Johnson is the book that inspired Jeremiah Johnson:

One May morning in 1847, Crow Indians killed and scalped John Johnston’s pregnant wife; for many years thereafter, he killed and scalped Crow Indians. Then he ate their livers, raw.

He ate them not for hunger’s sake but upon principle – just what principle, his whole life’s history may suggest. Other tribes than the Crows could arouse his anger; the Blackfeet indeed once shamed and mistreated him, their captive; but one tribe only did Johnston dreadfully humiliate. He was Dapiek Absaroka, the Killer of Crows.


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One Response to Crow Killer

  1. dorman nelson May 27, 2009 at 8:24 pm #

    Check out my site. My book will be out in 2010.


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