“These Sacred Lands” (Summer 2021) is the thirdedition inthe “I am a Soldier, First and Always” series, Manifest Destiny meets Native American culture in James’ next historical fiction novel. The story of two men, one a U.S. Cavalryman, the other a Lakota Sioux warrior, and the clash of cultures across the Great Plains in the 1870s make an intriguing story. Research is underway and the manuscript in development.
The research is going well, and there is so much material. James toured Wyoming and Montana in the early fall to see the area for himself and capture the setting for the book as accurately as possible. If you have any tips on the research of Sioux Indian tribes, email James or message him on social media.
LAKOTA SACRED LANDS -- BLACK HILLS, SOUTH DAKOTA --
Sacred to the Lakota, the hills are the center of the Lakota world. The Region north of the Big Horn Mountains in Wyoming and Montana is at the center of the story and the conflict between settlers, miners, railroad workers on one side, and the various tribes across the plains.
“I am a Soldier, First and Always” is envisioned as a six to eight-book series. Get on the mailing list for future updates on the series or check the blog on this site.