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White men, avid for adventure, romance, and wealth, intruded in the 1830s into Western Wilderness where the U.S. Government had exiled the Choctaw Indians.
From the Civil War in Tennessee came a boy-soldier Victor Locke. He arrive ragged, penniless, already a revenge killer. Dangerously ambitious, Locke wanted to become chief of the Choctaws!
Locke boldly eloped with a pretty and savvy Choctaw girl. He opened a store and prospered. He learned the Choctaw talk and counseled tribesman. He won friends and political clout. Locke sired ten children. One son, Victor Junior, having one-quarter Choctaw blood, was eligible to become Chief-and finally did!
But only after years of political rivalry marred by bloody feuds where six-guns and Winchesters left corpses floating in Dead Man's Lake. The Lockes and their women and children, too, had narrow escapes in battles.
Even so, the frontier offered calm moon-lit nights for romantic episodes.
Victor Junior boasted he had "the brain of a white man, and heart of a savage." He proved that by uttering the traditional Choctaw gobble, gobble, gobble death warning and shooting dead one enemy.
This exciting twin-biography offers an authentic rare window into the spectacular action-filled lives of two daring and reckless singular frontier stalwarts whose sharp minds and deadly trigger fingers markedly changed Indian Territory and Oklahoma history.
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