A Double Spur Awarda�"Winning Author
Freedom following the Civil War destruction of the plantation where Isaac a��Ikea�\x9d Casey was born and raised plunges the young man into a world of violence and uncertainty. A chance encounter with a shipa�TMs captain provides Ike with a non-paying job aboard a cargo vessel. At journeya�TMs end, he finds himself in Texas. There, he is approached by a recruiting officer of the Ninth Regiment of Cavalry of the United States Army. Joining on the promise of three-square meals a day, decent clothing, and $13 per month in pay, Ike begins an odyssey that will take him from a lifetime of passive servitude to one of strength and confidence as a member of the fabled Buffalo Soldiers.