Wolf & the Buffalo
- Elmer Kelton, Lawrence Clayton PH.
- Paperback | 426 pages
- 152.4 x 226.06 x 25.4mm | 589.67g
- Publication date
- 15 Jun 2006
- Texas Christian University Press,U.S.
- Publication City/Country
- Fort Worth, United States
From the author of "The Far Canyon" and "The Good Old Boys" comes this poignant story of a freed slave who goes west with the army and confronts much more than the hostilities of the Comanche and Kiowa.The Civil War has ended and Gideon Ledbetter is feed from slavery. Like many, he has no land, no money, and no means to make a living. Gideon is drawn into the army by a recruiter who paints an alluring picture of cavalry life out in the west. The Indians called the black men "Buffalo" soldiers, as their tightly twisted hair reminded them of the large animals that they hunted for survival. Gideon is drawn into a conflict with a Comanche warrior, Gray Horse Running, which leads to a shattering confrontation on the plains of west Texas. This is the story of two men drawn together amid the blood and the fury of a conflict not of their making.