Synopses & Reviews
Drawn from his own personal family history, Zane Grey captures the brutality and the compassion of the early pioneers and the Indian nations that they were dispossessing. The book follows the life and adventures of two brothers, Jim a Christian missionary and Joe a gregarious newcomer to frontier life. Joe studies the ways of forest woodcraft, while Jim struggles to strengthen and protect the already established Morvian Indian mission. All of this is set against the intrigue of Indian politics, war and the rampaging murders and kidnappings of the white renegades Simon and Jim Girty.