Author Pens Explosive First Installment of Historical Fiction Series

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New book follows the early adventures of the Buffalo Soldiers during the Indian Wars

The truth will help us to easier find peace amongst ourselves and make our nation stronger

At the end of the Civil War, one of the significant issues that plagued the new Congress was the threat to colonization from the many Indian tribes of the American west. It was in response to this threat that the U.S. Congress passed an act that required the formation of (4) new regiments to add to the strength of the regular army. Based on this theme, author Robert J. Harper pens the first installment of his historical fiction series, The Buffalo Soldier Chronicles: Incident on the Arikaree.

Readers are brought back to the 1800s, where the Congress—besieged with requests from citizens to do something to save their lives from the renegade Indian population, rogue white men, and Mexican bandits—formed four new regiments. In this first volume, daring exploits and adventures of the Ninth and the Tenth U.S. Cavalries are described in an informative yet entertaining fashion. Spiced with maps and illustrations, readers will have an inside glimpse of the tragic yet victorious incident on the Arikaree, and learn why these two Cavalries came to be among the most effective fighting regiments in the history of the U.S. military.

In The Buffalo Soldier Chronicles: Incident on the Arikaree, Harper shares the truth of how this great nation, America, was fought for and won. “The truth will help us to easier find peace amongst ourselves and make our nation stronger,” he states.

The adventures of the Buffalo Soldiers and their over twenty-two years of continuous service on the plains and in the rugged desert mountains of the American West will continue in Harper’s next installment, The Buffalo Soldier Chronicles: The Red River War. For more information on this book, log on to

About the Author
Robert J. (Bob) Harper makes his home in a rural canyon outside Redlands, California. A building inspector and construction consultant who acts and writes on the side, the author has a love for reading and history. He has been studying the history of Black Cowboys since 1977 and speaking on the subject since the early 1990s. After writing and debuting his award-nominated one-man show “The Buffalo Soldier” in 2001, Harper has been working towards this, his first in a series of historical novels on the adventures of these brave but little known men who were in fact indispensable in helping to end the Indian Wars and bring peace to the American West.

The Buffalo Soldier Chronicles * by Robert J. Harper
Incident on the Arikaree
Publication Date: July 14, 2010
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 243 pages; 978-1-4535-0112-2
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 243 pages; 978-1-4535-0113-9
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4535-0114-6

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