A VERY SMALL REMNANT by Michael Straight
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A VERY SMALL REMNANT

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Not fiction that stands in opposition to fact"", but drawn from records and sworn testimony, this is the story of Major Edward Wyncoop's battle with Army brass. Relieved of his command after negotiating a favorable treaty with the Cheyenne in 1864, and persecuted by a superior officer who had slaughtered Cheyenne prisoners of war in violation of the ""treaty, a Senate Committee of Inquiry extablished his innocence and the guilt of the treacherous Colonel Chivington. Wyncoop became an Indian agent for the government in preference to promotion in the Army. A manly, strong style suits this straight-shooting yet percipient novel of honor.

Pub Date: March 18th, 1963
Publisher: Knopf