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Buffalo Nickel: Buffalo Nickel

C. W. Smith. Pocket Books, $6.5 (512pp) ISBN 978-0-671-62446-0

Smith spins a powerful, poignant but unsentimental story of a Kiowa Indian and his uneasy habitation in the white man's world in the early part of this century. ``This is a western novel in the most positive sense, a book that reveals a moment in history even as it tells a story of cultural alienation, love, greed, betrayal and longing,'' lauded PW. (Aug.)