A Panther Crosses Over

A Novel

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Pub Date 08 Mar 2022 | Archive Date 07 Mar 2022
Girl Friday Productions, Agave Americana Books

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A clash of civilizations, two powerful leaders, and a dramatic outcome that ripples through generations.

Following the French and Indian War, white settlers pour over the Appalachians and down the Ohio River. But native tribes of the Northwest Territory have long inhabited this land—and they are willing to fight to remain. Leading the Shawnee is Tecumseh—courageous, discerning, and capable of assembling fifty thousand warriors to rise together to chase the white settlers back east when he commands. How will warriors from Florida to Canada know when the command has come? For twenty years his answer has been the same: “I will stomp my foot.” Against Tecumseh stands an equally talented, implacable, and gifted opponent, William Henry Harrison. The decades-long struggle between cultures, and men, comes to a dramatic head at the Battle of Tippecanoe, with history-shaping consequences.

A Panther Crosses Over is the first book of The American Trilogy series, three novels that reframe the epic legacy of the fight for the American Midwest.

A clash of civilizations, two powerful leaders, and a dramatic outcome that ripples through generations.

Following the French and Indian War, white settlers pour over the Appalachians and down the...


A Note From the Publisher

Foster lives and writes overlooking R.A.T. Beach in Torrance, California. He is the author of the five-star reviewed Alpha Male and the Pushcart Prize–nominated Non Semper Fidelis.

Foster lives and writes overlooking R.A.T. Beach in Torrance, California. He is the author of the five-star reviewed Alpha Male and the Pushcart Prize–nominated Non Semper Fidelis.


Advance Praise

“[Foster is] a brilliant storyteller and weaver of historical fact and fiction; I was so deeply involved from the first pages that I stayed up all weekend to consume this wonderful tale of the Midwest’s founding.”
—Jay Weston, film producer of the Academy Award-nominated Lady Sings the Blues and Buddy Buddy

“Absolutely stunning. A Panther Crosses Over is either time travel or reincarnation, a tactile trip of immense believability.” —Charlie Newton, award-winning author of Traitor’s Gate, Privateers, and Canaryville

“The author does an excellent job of staying true to historical detail while making his characters fully realized individuals who drive the plot to an emotionally satisfying conclusion. Foster deftly presents the conflict from an Indigenous perspective . . . a solid tale with a firm historical grounding that examines early American conflicts.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Foster has written a work of fiction that brings the history to life and enriches and fills in the gaps with the novelist’s art and insight. The tale he tells is Homeric, not just in the savage grandeur of the subject and the complex nobility of the heroes but in the poetry of the smallest details and the hidden mysteries of the hearts and minds of its great cast of (real) characters.” —Chris Flannery, host of The American Story podcast, senior fellow at the Claremont Institute

"4 out of 5 stars" - Seattle Book Review  

“[Foster is] a brilliant storyteller and weaver of historical fact and fiction; I was so deeply involved from the first pages that I stayed up all weekend to consume this wonderful tale of the...


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A Panther Crosses Over
Sam Foster



Once in a while you stumble on a novel that you have no idea why you got involved. This is one such case with a read that suddenly opened up new areas of history to be explored. I must admit to very limited knowledge regarding the plight of the American Indian after the American Revolution and their struggles to maintain their century old customs on land held sacred for generations. Tecumseh, the main character and chief of the Shawnee winds us through a series of hair raising and bloody events in a struggle to find solutions to the political dealings most often not in the Indians favor placed upon them by Indian Agent William Henry Harrison. While Indians are relocated and prayed upon and the white man is scalped and murdered, the numerous tribes plan the ultimate solution only to fall short and suffer the defeat that most of us are familiar with. You will enjoy adding to your knowledge of a sad and often misunderstood time in our countries past. Perhaps it will rekindle a new desire to dig deeper into this tragic era. Author Foster's research and ability to create a excellent group of believable characters builds a fascinating and compelling history lesson!

Spencer Birt

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I enjoyed reading this book and learning more about the state of indigenous Americans at the time between the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. The research was excellent; however, I was never "transported" by this book and actually needed multiple days to read it.

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