Who was Constable Charles William Eagle?

Was he really the only Canadian Indian who ever served in the South African Constabulary after the Anglo-Boer War?

His beautiful gravestone at the old cemetery at Ford Edward states that he died from injuries received in an encounter with a lion.

What does Heidelberg have to do with this story and do we really have Eagle's rifle in Louis Trichardt?

There were so many questions around this mysterious figure but fortunately most of the answers are contained in this amazing book.

Many of the illustrations used have never been published before and together with the text create a wonderful picture of the Limpopo Valley, Musina and the Zoutpansberg as it was in the period when Constable Billy Eagle played out the last days of his life.