It is the land of Five Civilized Tribes, stolen from its people by a Federal government determined to make Oklahoma the 46th state. Chitto Starr, a full-blood Cherokee, will not go gently into the night. Instead, Chitto ignites an armed rebellion-and brings an honest , determined lawman onto his trail. For Deputy U.S. Marshal Owen McLain, hunting down Starr and his rebels is the last job he wants-and the one he has to do right, or die. Now, the two men are locked in a duel of cunning and violence on a tragic, history-scarred land. And before one of them dies, they must each make a harrowing journey of honor, courage, and war.