Indian wars and frontiersman in the story of the American system of her beading (as opposed to the Hudson's Day Company), planned to meet American unregulated business, free competition and exploitation. Colorful and exciting stories of John Colter, Hugh Class, Jodedlah Smith, old Bill Williams, Fitzpatrick, Vanderburgh, Solomon Silver, Blackfoot Smith, Jim Bridger, the Bents and others. How they lived and taught and explored and opened up the West. Good reading for those liking authentic Western material. Plus sale for older boys.