By Terry C. Johnston
Publish 12 months note: First released in 1998
The U.S. Army's target: to wipe out the remnants of scattered, ravenous humans at the frontier's Northern simple. yet earlier than Colonel Nelson A. Miles, the endure Coat, introduced his spring crusade into the guts of Indian nation, the commander took one final stab at negotiations—and known as on a Cheyenne lady and the well-known half-breed pony scout named Johnny Bruguier.
Together, they traveled to the valley of the higher Rosebud River to induce the Sioux to give up. yet a private grudge exploded within the ranks of the U.S. military. Now, as a guy and a lady hazard their lives for peace, the end result of the good Sioux struggle is decided in movement, and the endure Coat takes at the final of the fierce Lakota warriors...
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