Bitter Creek

Bitter Creek

Book - 2015
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Lieutenant John Patchen has come to Montana to persuade Chappie Plaquemines, his former gunnery sergeant in Iraq and the son of Gabriel Du Pré's girlfriend, to accept the Navy Cross. First, however, Du Pré and Patchen must find the wounded marine, who was last seen drinking heavily in the Toussaint Saloon. They locate him soon enough, disheveled and stinking of stale booze, but a sobering visit to a medicine man's sweat lodge reveals a much greater mystery: the unsolved case of a band of Métis who were last seen fleeing from General Black Jack Pershing's troops in 1910 before disappearing.
Publisher: New York : Open Road Integrated Media, 2015
ISBN: 9781497676589
1497676584
Branch Call Number: BOWEN P
Characteristics: 252 pages ; 21 cm

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Jun 28, 2017

Best historical novel about the West I have run across. Basically a general condemnation of the many excesses committed by the new settlers of the West against the previous occupants. There are no native Americans, only older settlers and newer settlers and as it has always been the more powerful take what they want.

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