As the United States of America reformed to create a more perfect Union in the aftermath of the Civil War that was waged between the North and the South, now more than ever the West was the new frontier that had to be laid claim to. But the Native American tribes were not about to relinquish their sacred land without a fight. It would all culminate at the Battle of the Little Big Horn. The next day, a Chinaman working on the Trans-Continental Railroad, stumbles upon a newborn Indian boy as he was in search of fresh water. Lying beside the baby are the bodies of his murdered mother and sister. The boy is taken to a reservation where he is baptized and named Christian LaSalle. By sheer luck, he meets his father at Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show and at last discovers his true name, Little Bear. He will be torn between trying to live in the white man's world or embracing his heritage as a a Lakota Sioux. Little Bear would travel to Ireland to meet the love of his life, share in the troubles, and eventually return to his spread in North Dakota, a gift from President Teddy Roosevelt for saving his life from a grizzly bear. This epic novel touches historical events and famous people -- from Wyatt Earp to F. Scott Fitzgerald, Michael Collins to Sen. Joe McCarthy, John Ford to Howard Hughes.
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About the Author
James R. Fox received an Associate Liberal Arts degree from Queens Borough Community College. Now retired, he devotes his attention to writing, music, photography, traveling, and reading. Among his publications are The Wake, Wisdom of Wishes, Christmas Eve, and The Map of the Carpenter. His "Key West" was selected for inclusion in The 2013 Robert Frost International Poetry and Haiku Contest anthology.