Forked Tongue Author:Hunter Ingram Western — Captain Morgan Nance was an unusual cavalry officer. He did not believe that the only good Indian was a dead Indian. In this, he was at bitter odds with just about every civilian in the neighborhood. — Actually, his company was there to try and negotiate a peaceful settlement with the Modocs-who sure as hell didn't want to retire to th... more »e reservation assigned to them.
But Morgan Nance knew what he was doing-and he was very good at it. So the Army might have made out all right-if it hadn't been for those murderous civilians. They just couldn't see that one company wasn't there to fight an all out war...« less