Along the Trail to Thunder Hawk
Overview - Adventure, romance, intrigue, and justice await Along the Trail to Thunder Hawk. Born to a US Army infantry sergeant father and a Lakota mother, Bob Gilland struggles to build a ranch, find love, and win justice in the old American West at the turn of the 20th century. Read more...
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More About Along the Trail to Thunder Hawk by George Gilland; Sharon Rasmussen
Adventure, romance, intrigue, and justice await Along the Trail to Thunder Hawk. Born to a US Army infantry sergeant father and a Lakota mother, Bob Gilland struggles to build a ranch, find love, and win justice in the old American West at the turn of the 20th century. Raised on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation and educated in Indian boarding schools, Bob sets out with his friend Brave Bear determined to carve out a life for himself on the edge of the Dakota frontier. When Bob borrows money from his father to start his own herd of cattle, a merciless winter storm wipes out his investment, forcing him and Brave Bear to take jobs with the Montana stockman's association as enforcers, hunting down rustlers stealing livestock. As their journey continues, they hide out with the Hole-in-the-Wall gang, spend time in Deadwood, ride with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, and drive cattle from Fort Yates to Thunder Hawk. Things take a far more serious turn, however, and Bob is arrested for murder after a drunken argument turns deadly. Only his extraordinary will and the relentless efforts of his family will be able to save Bob-but will they be able to do so in time? An enthralling, captivating true story, Along the Trail to Thunder Hawk is the kind of tale that needs to be told: the real-life struggles of a true American family, bridging cultural divides through some of the most colorful times and locations in the nation's history. Capturing the point-of-view and dialect of Bob with uncanny accuracy as he grows from a boy to a man, this authentic groundbreaking novel puts into focus a nation in transition while demonstrating how the cultural divide at the turn of the past century was really no different than those same cultural and racial issues being struggled with in the 21st century. Gripping from the prologue to the epilogue, Along the Trail to Thunder Hawk is a must-read for anyone interested in the formation of a nation and the hardships true American families endured to make it happen.
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