DANCES WITH WOLVES
Set in 1863, the novel follows Lieutenant John Dunbar on a magical journey from the ravages of the Civil War to the far reaches of the imperiled American frontier, a frontier he naively wants to see "before it is gone".
His posting to a desolate and deserted outpost is the springboard for contact with the lords of the southern plains... the Comanche.
Though he does not speak their language, has no know-ledge of their customs, and is considered a trespasser, Lieutenant Dunbar finds himself intrigued by the exotic and alien culture of the buffalo-hunting people of the plains.
A simple desire to know more about his wild neighbors ignites a great adventure of transformation that culminates with the emergence of a different kind of man... a man called Dances With Wolves.
Dances With Wolves has been published in more than twenty different languages and is taught as part of the curriculum at several colleges in the United States.