The Plainsmen is a western fiction series by American novelist Terry C. Johnston. The series follows central character Seamus Donegan during the U.S. Army’s struggle with the Native Americans. The series starts in 1866, with the last several novels set in 1877.

Terry C. Johnston began his Plainsmen series in 1990 with Sioux Dawn: The Fetterman Massacre. The series lasted 16 novels, concluding with Turn the Stars Upside Down: The Last Days and Tragic Death of Crazy Horse, published in 2001. Below is a list of Terry C. Johnston’s Plainsmen books in order of when they were first published (which is also their chronological order):

Publication Order of Plainsmen Books


Sioux Dawn(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Red Cloud's Revenge(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Stalkers(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Black Sun(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Devil's Backbone(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shadow Riders(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dying Thunder(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood Song(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Reap the Whirlwind(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Trumpet on the Land(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cold Day in Hell(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wolf Mountain Moon(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ashes of Heaven(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cries from the Earth(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lay the Mountains Low(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Turn the Stars Upside Down(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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