Buffalo Calf Road Woman

Buffalo Calf Road Woman
The Story of a Warrior of the Little Bighorn
By Rosemary Agonito and Joseph Agonito

Winner of the 2006 Western Heritage Award for the Outstanding Western Novel.

Based on the incredible true story of a remarkable warrior woman and her people.  Buffalo Calf Road Woman recreates her heroism during the Cheyenne’s final days of freedom on the Great Plains.

Pursued and attacked by the army, forced onto reservations, Calf and her people struggled to preserve their old ways and rediscover the happiness of earlier times in an epic tail of love and war, birth and death , confinement and escape.

Rosemary and Joseph AgonitoThis inspiring journey tracks Buffalo Calf Road as she fought so bravely that a battle was named for her. The Battle Where the Girl Saved Her Brother, and as she fought Custer at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, the only woman to do so.

Rosemary Agonito and Joseph Agonito were presented this bronze statue, called the Wrangler,  in April 2006 at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum complex in Oklahoma City, OK. The Master of Ceremonies was the Honorable Sandra Day O’Connor.

The Agonito’s join a distinguished group of previous winners, including Larry McMurtry, James Michener, Barbara Kingsolver, and others.

Learn more about this award at the Western Heritage Awards website.