God's Earth: The Life of John Stuart Tapscott in the Great American West: Part 1
by Jason Wallace
John Stuart Tapscott, after service to the Confederacy, heads westward to find a life that doesn't resemble a mockery of everything he's ever known. He finds himself an adopted member of a band of Osage that wandered to Texas. A series of events thereafter display the necessity to him of his leaving his new family, becoming a miner, scout, and vigilante, never forgetting the Osage or Virginia.