By Terry C. Johnston
Johnston writes gritty, uncooked, historically-accurate frontier fiction. the following, he maintains the saga of the good Indian Wars as veteran Indian fighter Seamus Donegan joins the search for loopy Horse, the elusive Cheyenne warrior leader who's placing the cavalry to disgrace. Johnston brilliantly recreates the boring Knife conflict of 1876.
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That blessed state-when thought is stilled. There are only a few occasions when the miracle can occur. When deep in prayer, when engaged in love, when lost in anger, and when committed to battle. To be filled with faith, with lust, with ireit is all the same: one is filled. Without a thought I urge my mount, I must be first in battle, first to burst upon the enemy, first to kill. Racing, my steed leaping over the barricade, I am inside the camp, my sword swirling as I grip my mount and see my adversary as he, as mindless as myself, comes racing to meet me.
Nor were we wrong to, for we had divine proof. According to the Buddhist faith, we would pass through three ages-we had, in fact, already done so. First had been the era when there was divine law and enlightenment; then came the period when the laws existed but there was no more enlightenment; and, finally, this time, when the law itself dissolves and there is no enlightenment because we have fallen away in the far reaches of time from the Lord Buddha's example. Radiating from so long ago, his divine light can no longer reach us.
I was to be found there, grinning away with all the rest, for I had just returned from the excitement of battle. I had chosen my man (or been chosen-that sometimes happened as well) and we had chased each other about the field. With my sword 46 ·:· Memoirs of the Warrior held high, two hands gripping its handle as my two thighs gripped the heaving side of my mount, I experienced the full glory of battle. How can I best describe it to you who have perhaps never felt it? First, perhaps by suggesting that the glory of battle is no empty phrase.
A Cold Day in Hell: The Spring Creek Encounters, the Cedar Creek Fight With Sitting Bull's Sioux, and the Dull Knife Battle, November 25, 1876 by Terry C. Johnston