The expanding American frontier in the late 1800s created a battleground on which white and Indian cultures inevitably clashed. Slowly an inexorably Native Americans were being pushed from their lands and stripped of their birthright. This engrossing volume documents the lives of the last Cherokee warriors - Ned Christie and Ezekiel Proctor. Both were angry men who struggled against the tide of history and the power of the United States government in an effort to slow the encroaching settlers and preserve the Cherokee heritage.
Author Phillip W. Steele, an authority on Ozark history and culture, spent years reconstructing the elusive history of these men and their turbulent era. He provides revealing insights into the lives of two of the most colorful personalities ever to ride the Oklahoma-Arkansas frontier.