More than 20,000 American Indians served in the Civil War, yet their names remain largely unknown. Sibert Award–winning author Sally M. Walker uncovers their untold tales with gripping firsthand accounts from the frontlines.
Filled with archival photographs, maps, and diagrams, Deadly Aim features dramatic stories about soldiers like Company K, the elite group of sharpshooters, and Daniel Mwa-ke-we-naw, an Anishnaabek who killed more than 32 rebels in a single battle despite having been wounded three times.
Sally M. Walker provides a fascinating look at the Civil War through the perspective of the American Indian soldiers. With nuance and care, the book portrays the experiences of these soldiers who were subjected to broken treaties, loss of tribal lands, and racism, yet still served with honor and heroism in the line of duty.