From the rugged beauty of the Badlands to the epic sweep of the Great Plains, the Dakota Territory offered awealth of opportunities for those who dared to tame it. The promise of golden fields of wheat, grazing herds ofcattle, and growing new empires built from railroads and mines lured the boldest pioneers to this uncharteredland. But with their arrival came the war cries of the Sioux, echoing across the plains. Now, the mighty red nations are united in a pact of blood to defend their sacred grounds against all newcomers. Frontiersman Toby Holt is determined to make peace-even though his love for a beautiful Sioux maiden could ignite a powderkeg of trouble. Young Beth Blake faces captivity and a homicide trial. And Lakota chief Red Cloud gains new support in a fierce campaign that could bring freedom-or death-to his people. These are the men and women who fought, who loved, and who died-+for the land of the free and the home of the brave.
Kensington Publishing Corporation