Contemplating the multitude of facets that are required to sustain a flourishing of mankind on earth, the author contends that Divine Providence should be accepted as an undeniable reality. Such being the case, it follows that the Hand Of The Creator would be essential in directing events that would consequentially become influential within that flourishing. This novel depicts the development of characters and events, and the manner in which their significance may have culminated at the Battle of Glorieta Pass in New Mexico. It describes how their presence could have directed the unfolding of this highly significant and influential Civil War battle. <p>
Though molded into the context of a novel, historical reference is followed to a large degree in this novel, in order to present the reader with the experience of this incomparable faction of American history. The Western Expansion encompassed the Mormon migration, the buffalo migration, The Pony Express, Wells Fargo, the Telegraph, The Butterfield Stage Line, the railroad, the Indian campaign, the slavery question, and the Civil War. The reader can reflect on the experiences of a youth engulfed in this environment as the youth encounters and contemplates the wild western territories. <p>
Olof Swenson believes that at sixteen years of age, a man should be making his own way in life. Unfortunately, his father has been dictating his and his brother’s paths ever since he decided to unsuccessfully follow the wealth of California gold prospectors. Now it is the Rocky Mountain gold rush and Olof does not want to abandon the two men he loves most. Seemingly with no other choice, he leaves everything behind once again and embarks on yet another gold adventure with his family without any idea of what lies ahead.
As they journey across a dangerous wilderness inhabited by Native Americans and other pioneers, Olof becomes embroiled in a series of internal struggles as he fights to survive the hardships of the trip, attempts to decide what to do about the potential wife patiently waiting for him back home, and fends off attacks from Native American warriors. But when an unfortunate mishap suddenly draws him into the Civil War, Olof’s determination and lifelong convictions are challenged like never before as the battle of Glorieta Pass begins.
In a Buffalo Robe shares the gripping tale of a young man’s experiences as a journey for gold with his family unwittingly leads him straight into a historical Civil War battle.