B Troop: One wrong word turned a Dakota winter into hell.

B Troop: One wrong word turned a Dakota winter into hell.

by James A. Janke

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Overview

November, 1879, Dakota Territory. Corporal John Taylor, one of “Custer’s avengers,” is bored and lonely at Fort Grummond, a small, isolated outpost associated with a Lakota Sioux reservation. Any glimpse of Jeannie Scheid, the beautiful 17-year-old daughter of the Indian agent, Orville Scheid, exacerbates his frustration.



Scheid insists the Indian children learn English. Chief Stone Bear refuses. Scheid blunders and uses a single, ill-chosen word that terrifies the reservation’s people. The Sioux kill some troopers and agency employees, kidnap Scheid’s family, and launch a desperate attempt to flee to Canada. Major Nelson Prescott conducts an equally desperate mission to stop them.



Taylor’s life and that of B Troop explodes in violence and tragedy. Pursuit by the cavalry is relentless, but the resistance of the Sioux is persistent and resourceful. All in the teeth of a brutal winter that grinds down both pursuers and pursued.



A climactic confrontation erupts at the Missouri River, shy of the Canadian border. Taylor rescues Jeannie, and he learns a lot more about the young woman, the Sioux, the Army, and himself.



Ride along with Taylor and his set of four – Sean O’Dea, Linus Skinner, Hans Klausmeyer, and himself – and B Troop during this epic struggle.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781647188696
Publisher: Booklocker.com Inc
Publication date: 09/15/2020
Pages: 226
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

Jim Janke is fascinated by 19th Century American history, especially the West and the Civil War. He has an extensive library on both subjects. He regularly visits Civil War battlefields and museums in the East and travels frequently throughout the West, finding inspiration and authenticity for his absorbing novels.

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