Half Cherokee and Civil War veteran Captain Skylar Garret returns to the home of Phillip Garret, his white father, seeking an inheritance that he believes to have belonged to his late mother. Intertwined now into the lives of his three half-brothers - one a vocal atheist, one an aspiring minister, and the other a black slave who Phillip Garret doesn't claim - Skylar finds himself in more than a quarrel for money.
"Somewhat Different From His Other Book But Good"
They named him Striker, because the day he was born he was said to have tried to hit the midwife. It's a name the young Cherokee would live up to throughout his early years, carrying with him the anger of watching his parents and best friend die on the Trail of Tears. Landing at Fort Gibson an orphan, Striker spends the next few years with other Cherokee children earning an education, and developing a burning desire to kill white men.
"An Excellent Historical Work of Fiction"