Devil's Backbone

The Modoc War, 1872-3

The Plainsmen Series (Volume 5)

Terry C. Johnston

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Devil's Backbone

Terry C. Johnston

 

The Modoc Indians and American officials had been flirting with war in the Oregon Territory for some time. When Modoc chief Keintpoos murdered a Civil War hero during negotiations, the U.S. Army launched a deadly offensive against the rebel tribe. Besieged in the natural stronghold of the Lava Beds near Tule Lake, the Modocs waged bloody war for seven long months.

Sergeant Seamus Donegan, on the trail of his uncle, Ian O'Rourke, arrived at Tule Lake just as the conflict erupted. Soon Donegan and the brooding O'Rourke found themselves embroiled in what would be the costliest war in frontier history...
 

 

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Terry C. Johnston

Terry C. Johnston was born on the first day of 1947 on the plains of Kansas, and lived all his life in the American West. His first novel, Carry the Wind, won the Medicine Pipe Bearer's Award from the Western Writers of America, and his subsequent books appeared on bestseller lists throughout the country.

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Devil's Backbone
The Modoc War, 1872-3
Terry C. Johnston

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Paperbacks
July 2013
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ISBN: 9781466849822
ISBN10: 1466849827
448 pages
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August 1991
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ISBN: 9780312925741
ISBN10: 0312925743
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 448 pages
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