Savage Indian attacks. A lone, war-crazed Blackfoot stalking them. The courts of Queen Victoria and Russia's Czar plotting to thwart their valiant gamble for the future of a new nation. Bitter winter coming. Yet America's first wagon train pushes its way westward through the Rockies. Ahead is Oregon, the Promised Land--and the endless miles of hardhip and danger, treachery and death that stand between them and their beloved goal.