The Sioux were among the greatest of Indian nations. Strong, proud and unequaled as fighters. And to the white settlers in the plains, they were predators, a nightmare-made-real. There were few white men who survived an encounter with the Sioux, even fewer who earned their respect and their friendship.
One man did, a professional gambler and gunfighter named Beau Mannix. No one could have imagined, most of all Mannix himself, that one day he would struggle a hundred miles through a blizzard to get help for the “savages”….or that he would be honored and loved by the Sioux, but hated and hunted by his own people.
This is the story of a man with a dream, a vision so strong that it drove him to reject his own people…who was not by nature a warrior, but whose courage, fighting ability, and singleness of purpose earned him a place in the hearts of the Sioux nation.
Robert James Steelman (1914-1994) worked for the Army as a civil electronics technician from 1936-1949 before publishing his first novel in 1956.
Robert Steelman / Historical, Western