Lance Henson Lance Henson

The Wolf Texts

  • (I testi del lupo)
  • pages: 92 - 10,5 x 14,8
  • published: 01/10/2009
Lance Henson Lance Henson


In his poems, Henson, a Cheyenne writer and a chief of the Dog Soldiers, recounts the world of this warrior tribe which played a crucial role in resisting colonial expansion and of which Henson himself is a chief. In this vision, “the wolf” is the spirit guide that gave men their cosmic soul. In his poetry Henson fuses the Cheyenne warrior tradition with a wholly contemporary idea of resistance to an individualist and consumerist vision of life. The poet sees this as the only chance for his people’s survival. A bilingual edition, which is also the only existing English version.