A young man interested in the massacre of ten settlers by Cheyenne Indians in Central Kansas in 1869, discovers Old Joe, a grizzled, old-timer who seems to know about the raid. Old Joe tells him about the incidents leading up to the attack - the Sand Creek Massacre, Roman Nose's famous war bonnet, Forsyth's Scouts, the early pioneers in Lincoln County and much more, leading the man to wonder how Old Joe seems to know so much about those days that occurred 140 years ago. The story that unfolds is an exciting, factual account of the early settlers moving into Lincoln County, the Cheyenne Indians struggling to hold on to their sacred hunting grounds and the U.S. Cavalry trying to protect the pioneers, stage lines and railroad working parties.
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Published September 19, 2006