A ell researched book of the mountain man times.
"A wonderful book. Well-researched fur trade setting, cultures in interaction and conflict. The characters are believable and complex individuals...a great love story ... a special understanding of American Indian mysticism." Don Coldsmith
A well researched novel taking place in 1825's. I really enjoyed it and highly recommend it to any one who has an interest in the mountain man era.
During the winter of 1825, Richard Hamilton---a timid Harvard philosphy student--arrives in St. Louis on business for his father. Robbed and beaten, desperate to save his life, he reluctantly joins the crew of the MARIA, a fur trader's keelboat. Bound for the beautiful, wild, and dangerous Indian country of the Upper Yellowstone River, the native Bostonian begins the education and adventure of a Lifetime.
Amazing reverse trip up the river system instead of down. I sort of follow the natural history and anthropology bits and give these sorts of plots a miss. I wasn't sorry i read it though, all in all not a bad read.
During the winter of 1825, Richard Hamilton,a timid Harvard student, arrives in St. Louis on business for his father. Robbed and beaten, he joins the crew of the Maria, a keelboat. Bound for the dangerous Indian country of the Yellowstoe River, Richard begins the adventure of a lifetime.