(The first book in the Adventures of Fox Running & John Dooley series)
A novel by Rusty Davis
Fox Running learned the hard way that the world was his enemy. As a boy, he lost his Northern Cheyenne home to a blood feud. The army scattered his people as it followed up Custer's attack with furious, lethal blows that smashed a village and slaughtered his family. Fox Running was soon caught in a tangled time where soldiers killed Indians one minute and showed kindness to their children the next. Being Cheyenne in a white world was not what he wanted, but the home he always dreamed of was lost and gone forever. On the wild edges of the frontier, he learned what it meant to be a criminal, and what it meant to show courage. Sent to an Indian school in the East to save his life, he refused to renounce who and what he was. Although one reform-minded woman sought to transform his life, the world refused to allow it, leading Fox Running to stage a daring escape to return to the Plains where he would live free or die. On a quest to fulfill a pledge to a dying friend, he learns how little he is welcome, and how fast he is with his guns. Soon, with newspaper men and others on the trail of the gunfighter they dubbed the Cheyenne Kid, he finds acceptance with his cousins the Lakota, until the world's hatred for an Indian who will not bow leads to tragedy ... and a showdown.
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Used availability for Rusty Davis's Cheyenne Gun
May 2021 : USA Library Binding
April 2020 : USA Hardback