This historical novel adheres to the history of the Great Southwest in the late 1800s, a past shared by the Comanche, Kiowa and Cheyenne tribes, as well as their adversaries, the United States Cavalry. Colonel Ranald Mackenzie’s Fourth Cavalry was pitted against Comanche war chief, Quanah Parker, and his Indian allies in a struggle for dominance in Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma, as the whites recklessly squandered the vast buffalo herds.Written after extensive research, the book sheds light on little-known events of the era, culminating in Parker’s friendship with President Theodore Roosevelt. As the saying goes, Truth is stranger than fiction.” Liberally illustrated by historic photographs, the book appeals to readers for enjoyment, as well as those who seek little-known history of the Southwest. The plight of the tribes, the loss of their mainstay food source, the buffalo, and the usurpation of their lands, will give pause to all Americans young and old.
- Historical Nonfiction
- 12 and up