Publisher description for Ashes of heaven : the Lame Deer Fight--May 7, 1877, and the end of the great Sioux war / Terry C. Johnston.

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The U.S. Army's goal: wipe out the remnant of scattered, starving people on the frontier's Northern Plain. But before Colonel Nelson A. Miles, the Bear Coat, launched his Spring campaign into the heart of Indians country, the commander took one last stab at negotiations--and called on a Cheyenne woman and the famous half-breed pony scout named Johnny Bruguier. Together, they traveled to the valley of the upper Rosebud River to urge the Sioux to surrender. But a personal grudge exploded in the ranks of the U.S.Army. Now, as a man and a woman risk their lives for peace, the culmination of the great Sioux war is set in motion, as the Bear Coat takes on the last of the fierce Lakota warriors...

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Dakota Indians -- Wars, 1876.
Great Plains -- Fiction.