The Wagoner - by C. A. Simonsen
In the spring of 1877, Chief Sitting Bull leads his Lakota people north to safety, in the Wood Mountain region of the North-West Territories. The People seek security and sustenance. They seek a home to call their own.
As Sitting Bull’s people travel north, an inept homesteader called Otto goes south. Unskilled with a rifle and uninformed in the arena of politics, Ott wouldn’t know a Lakota Sioux from a Blackfoot. He is oblivious to the American army’s pursuit of the Sioux peoples. Only one thing is clear to the bumbling homesteader: the need to transport his granpappy’s corpse across the border to its eternal resting place, alongside dear departed Granny.
Nothing short of death will prevent Ott from taking this journey.