In telling the story of Kit Carson, a vast panoramic tapestry of some of the most exciting moments on the western frontier is woven. Including portraits of the Spanish and Mexican Southwest as well as the Indian nations and the fur trade, this biography of the frontiersman, fur trapper, Army scout and trusted friend to the Indian nations - Kit Carson - focuses primarily on the seventeen years from 1831 to 1848.
Carson was among the foremost of the mountain men engaged in trapping beaver in the pristine wilderness. The Indian nations, also actively gathering pelts to sell, regarded white men as little better than poachers on their land and fiercely defended their sovereignty. It was while trapping that Carson met and fell in love with Singing Grass, an Arapaho woman. He and Singing Grass married and had a daughter. Tragedy struck when Singing Grass died. After her death, Carson's encounter and romance with Josefa Jamarillo introduced him to the society of the Spanish "ricos" in New Mexico.
The Tincup cattle ranch, owned by Raoul Joliffe and his son Mart, is in the high ranges of the Colorado storm country near the Utah border. Trouble starts when Utah sheep rancher John Robineau moves his sheep herd onto Tincup's graze. In the end Robineau's sheep were killed but no human blood was shed. Mart Joliffe feels badly about the... Read more »
In 1836, Kiowa and Comanche raiders massacred Silas Stone's wife and two of his sons and took his two grandsons, John and Jamie, and one granddaughter, Sarai Stone. Silas Stone hired Jacob Logan and Hugh Kane as his agents to find the lost children. After ten years they found the boys, always hoping and praying to find Sarai.
Then in 1851,... Read more »
In the sooty blackness of a Tucson alley, Rim Fannin got word that twenty heavily guarded freight wagons were traveling by night toward Tubac. Still bitter over his father’s murder, Rim takes a job as a mule skinner with White Mountain Freight, suspecting its owner, John Romaine, of having a hand in his father’s death. He wasn’t very good with a... Read more »
Cañon de los Embudos, Mexico - It's 1886 and General George Crook is holding a peace conference with the last wild band of Apache renegades and their chief, Geronimo. The Apaches are expected to lay down their arms and go peacefully to Arizona - until Geronimo disappears into the night with a small band of warriors.
A treaty with Mexico allows... Read more »
The Lost Dutchman was the most fabled gold mine of the 19th century. Jacob Walzer struck gold in the Superstition mountains of southwestern Arizona and hundreds of hopefuls have combed the mountains to find it.
An unlikely caravan consisting of a banker, a seasoned miner, two merchants, a butcher and a smuggler find the exhausted mine, as well... Read more »
Young Toby Lincoln is an orphan fending for himself in the rough Southwest where the law is often bent. Falsely accused and tried for horse stealing, Toby spends two years in a Colorado prison. Once free, Toby heads to New Mexico territory where he makes himself a new life on a ranch owned by Senora Monteverde.
But his hopes for finally... Read more »
1897 - the last great gold rush! More than a hundred thousand raced toward the Yukon and the Klondike - all of them desperate to be first to arrive at the headwaters of the Yukon. Leaving his federal post in Montana, U.S. Deputy Marshall Patrick Kelly becomes a partner in a spectacular enterprise: the disassembly and transportation of... Read more »
Four men's destinies are chained to the huge water wheels irrigating the great rancho of Don Alfredo Correon de Leon y Delgado, deep in Chihuahua. John Hardisty, a cheated prospector, Geoffrey Carruthers, a rather proper English rancher, the crazed Irishman, O'Meara, and Juanito Tomás, son of a powerful Comanche chief, work as slaves turning... Read more »
In telling the story of Kit Carson, a vast panoramic tapestry of some of the most exciting moments on the western frontier is woven. Including portraits of the Spanish and Mexican Southwest as well as the Indian nations and the fur trade, this biography of the frontiersman, fur trapper, Army scout and trusted friend to the Indian nations - Kit... Read more »
Silas Pine rides into Grafton to make a last attempt to reconcile with his estranged son, Noah, who is town marshal. A bank robbery takes place and Pine agrees to track the thieves with a posse under Noah’s leadership. When Noah is killed, presumably by fugitive Ben Massingale, Silas sets out after him. In this desperate pursuit, Pine finds... Read more »