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Dakota

Dakota

Matt Braun

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HE CAME WEST HAUNTED BY DEATH AND GRIEF...
In 1884, a Harvard-educated legislator from New York set off for Dakota Territory. Staggered by the deaths of his mother and wife on the same tragic night, Teddy Roosevelt was returning to a place he had visited the year before, a place that had struck him with its fierce beauty and its bounty of big game and big opportunity. By the Little Missouri River, Teddy Roosevelt established a ranching empire, and soon stood at the center of a storm...

AND IN A VIOLENT LAND, HE WAS REBORN...
Less than a decade after an Indian rebellion and the Battle of the Little Big Horn, Dakota was being settled by the brave, the ambitious, and the restless. While some men were grabbing power, some were getting away with murder. For Roosevelt, using local cowboys and transplanted Easterners as his ranch hands, this was a place to make his mark, to make a stand and to look a killer in the eye. And this was a time to bring wild Dakota into the heart of America...

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Roosevelt wouldn't allow himself to believe they were dying.
The night train from Albany rattled along through the darkened countryside. Dimmed lanterns swayed overhead, lighting the passenger coach, his features reflected in the grimy...

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Praise for Dakota

“Matt Braun is one of the best!” —Don Coldsmith, author of The Spanish Bit Series

“He tells it straight-and he tells it well.” —Jory Sherman, author of Grass Kingdom

“Matt Braun is a master storyteller of frontier history.” —Elmer Kelton, author of Pumpkin Rollers

“Matt Braun is head and shoulders above all the rest who would attempt to bring the gunmen of the Old West to life.” —Terry C. Johnston, author of The Plainsmen series

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About the author

Matt Braun

MATT BRAUN was a fourth generation Westerner, steeped in the tradition and lore of the frontier era. His books reflect a heritage rich with the truths of that bygone time. Raised among the Cherokee and Osage tribes, Braun learned their traditions and culture, and their philosophy became the foundation of his own beliefs. Like his ancestors, he spent most of his life wandering the mountains and plains of the West. His heritage and his contribution to Western literature resulted in his appointment by the Governor of Oklahoma as a Territorial Marshal.

Braun was the author of forty-seven novels and four nonfiction works, including Black Fox, which was made into a CBS miniseries. Western Writers of America awarded Braun the prestigious Spur Award for his novels Dakota and The Kincaids and the 2004 Wister Award for Lifetime Achievement in Western Literature. Braun passed away in 2016.

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