Have you noticed the cover on the front of my second novel, The Second Mrs. Earp? It is a sketch adapted from a photo of my grandmother Reidhead.
The woman in the straw hat is my great-grandmother, Alma Dustin Perkins. When she was 5 years old she survived a massacre by the Sioux. Her parents, grandmother and infant brother were brutally slaughtered by Little Crow in June of 1863.