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Black Fox

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  32 ratings  ·  6 reviews
This is a novel of violence -- of courage, of terror, of all the passions that make men fight to the death for the thing they want most. This time it was land. Texas land.

This is the story of the bitter struggle between the settlers and the proud and fierce Indians who resisted the white man's invasion.

But mostly it is the story of three men -- a white man, a red man, and
Published (first published 1972)
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Jan 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Very good. I was happy to find a book about Britton Johnson. I've read the history of the Elm Creek Massacre, and this book was the closest to the historical events. Britton Johnson was a former slave who managed to begin his own freighting business in Young County, Texas. His family suffered through the comanche and Kiowa raids near Fort Belknap. Eventually they were ransomed back, but he lost one son, killed in the raid. Author Braun has Britt rescue his own family whereas in historical report ...more
May 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
According to the Author's Note, "Though events depicted in "Black Fox" are historically accurate, certain liberties have been taken regarding time & place." It's a story of a freed black man, living in a white man's world, in the plains, at the outbreak of the civil war. He was tempted to join the Kiowas, because of the freedom they had. I think the freedom the Indians had was what the founders of this country wanted for everyone. ...more
Aug 11, 2018 rated it liked it
A little course for me, otherwise well written. Didn't like the ending. ...more
Mar 05, 2012 rated it liked it
It was pretty good as far as Western's go. I will read more of his work and maybe branch out to different authors. He is a good story teller. he handles his action well and has a good hold of his characters and stories. ...more
Oct 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Like most of Matt Braun's novels, this one is grounded in an episode in history. Although I am not an expert, the portrayal of the characters and the times strikes me as authentic. ...more
Sep 23, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A pleasure to read. Highest marks.

And based on a true story? Icing on the cake.
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Matt Braun is an author of fifty-six books, most of which are in the Western genre and has over 40 million copies in print.

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