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Welcome to Old-Shatterhand.us

This web site is dedicated to Karl May's famous Frontiersman, Old Shatterhand.

Karl May's first person narratives feature Old Shatterhand most prominently yet despite this fearful name they are, above all, morality tales, but this message to mankind is often neglected. His most famous work, the Winnetou saga, revolves around a young Apache who learns about and eventually embraces the moral teachings that pave the way to a peaceful co-existance between all the tribes of man on this earth. The very teaching that is so often ignored in our own society where greed and avarice prevail over common sense and the fair practices of equal justice for all.


The Unabridged Tales featuring Old Shatterhand in English


Help us Free Winnetou and Old Shatterhand!

The Karl May Verlag, long believed to disseminate Karl May's message of peace has succumbed to the same greed for gold that Santer, the murderer of Nsho-tshi and Intshu-tshuna, had. Help us free Winnetou and his blood brother Old Shatterhand from the trademark bondage imposed upon them by the Karl May Verlag and KarlMayUSA. Please add your name to our petition to extinguish the Winnetou trademark.


Nsho-tshi's Trading Post

We are proud to host Nsho-tshi's Trading Post wherein the epic works of Karl May may be purchased. Here too you may peruse other humanitarian titles and Native American Art.

About us ...

At pow-wows — there are dozens every year — thousands of Germans with a love of the American Indian culture, drink firewater, wear turquoise jewelry and parade around Baden-Württemberg or Schleswig-Holstein dressed as Comanches and Apaches. There are clubs, magazines, trading cards, school curriculums, stupendously popular German-made Wild West films and outdoor theaters, including one high in the sandstone cliffs above the tiny medieval fortress town of Rathen, in Saxony, where cowboys fight Indians on horseback.

The cause of this infatuation is a writer named Karl May (1842-1912), who is virtually unknown in the United States but is the most popular author in German history.

But finally ...

Karl May is also making an impact here in the United States of America thanks to the Karl May Translation Project hosted and funded by Nemsi Books.