After fighting first alongside the Redlegs and then the Missouri Bushwackers in the Civil War, James Quinn rides into Nebraska Territory to escape the war. He loses his wife and child and spends the next two with the Cheyenne Dog Soldiers. More
After fighting first alongside the Redlegs and then the Missouri Bushwackers in the Civil War, James Quinn rides into Nebraska Territory to escape the war, under the illusion that he can file a homestead, settle down, and farm. Into his life comes the Otoe woman who healed him and brought him back to life. She bears his child. He loses her and his son and spends the next two years, first with the White Man and then with the Cheyenne, in search of those who took them from him. His half-breed friend Standing Cedar and the demonic renegade Two-Face lead him back to his center and then back home.
Joe B. Slater is an Iowa farm boy who moved to California, taught English at Bakersfield High School, and retired to the mountains. He has written one good poem, one good story, and one good novel, and he is working on a song.
on May 5, 2017 :
This is a rather in depth story of how the Indians were misled and taken advantage of in so many ways by the white man. I found the journey of finding Michante by Quinn very interesting. I would highly recommend it.
(review of free book)
on April 2, 2017 :
Gripping and harrowing story impressively told! By turns poetic and gritty and sometimes even gruesome. And also full of interesting historical details! Highly recommended!!