A post–Civil War adventure of love, money, and determination from the bestselling author of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.
Captain Westcott receives the news that a wagon train has been raided. Two officers have been wounded and four civilians killed—among the dead is the woman who was traveling to the western frontier to become his wife. Authorities believe that the prize was six thousand dollars, and that the local Arapaho Indians are responsible—a curious assumption given that the greenbacks in this area are the preserve of soldiers, not the tribes.
But it soon becomes apparent that there’s more to this raid than money. Having no time to lose, Westcott promptly sets out to hunt the band of raiders, on a mission that will contain more surprises than he could ever have expected.
Alive with suspense, The Girl from Fort Wicked is a riveting portrayal of America’s rugged frontier landscape, its language, and its unusual characters from celebrated author Dee Brown, whose groundbreaking classic Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee changed the way many Americans perceived frontier history.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dee Brown including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.
Praise for Dee Brown
“In much the same way that Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring ignited the modern environmental movement, Brown’s work almost single-handedly awakened the public conscience to America’s fork-tongued plundering of her indigenous peoples.” —Hampton Sides, bestselling historian
Praise for Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
“Original, remarkable, and finally heartbreaking . . . Impossible to put down.” —The New York Times
“Shattering, appalling, compelling . . . One wonders, reading this searing, heartbreaking book, who, indeed, were the savages.” —William McPherson, The Washington Post
“A fascinating, painful document . . . illustrated with magnificent Indian portraits.” —The Wall Street Journal
“A first-rate account . . . strongly and ardently written.” —The New Yorker
Dorris Alexander “Dee” Brown (1908–2002) was a celebrated author of both fiction and nonfiction, whose classic study Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is widely credited with exposing the systematic destruction of American Indian tribes to a world audience. Brown was born in Louisiana and grew up in Arkansas. He worked as a reporter and a printer before enrolling at Arkansas State Teachers College, where he met his future wife, Sally Stroud. He later earned two degrees in library science, and worked as a librarian while beginning his career as a writer. He went on to research and write more than thirty books, often centered on frontier history or overlooked moments of the Civil War. Brown continued writing until his death in 2002.