Crow Killer


Crow Killer tells of the one-man, decades-long war to avenge his family. Whether seen as a realistic glimpse of a long ago, fierce frontier world, or as a mythic retelling of the many tales spun around and by Johnson,  Crow Killer is unforgettable.

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Crow Killer The Saga of Liver Eating Johnson

Paperback, 192 pages, 8 x 5 inches

Indiana University Press, 1983

ISBN – 978-0-253-02083-3

Much of the world now knows mountain man John Johnson as Robert Redford in the movie Jeremiah Johnson. The real Johnson was a far cry from the Redford version. Standing 6’2″ in his stocking feet and weighing nearly 250 pounds, he was a mountain man among mountain men, one of the toughest customers on the western frontier. One morning in 1847 he returned to his Rocky Mountain trapper’s cabin to find the remains of his murdered Indian wife and her unborn child, who has been killed by Crow Indians. He vowed vengeance against an entire Indian tribe.

Additional information

Weight 8.8 oz
Dimensions 0.6 × 5.2 in