by David Thompson

The Great Lakes territories is full of Indians both peaceful and bloodthirsty, and when Davy Crockett saved a Chippewa maiden from warriors of a rival tribe, his travels became a deadly struggle to save his scalp. If Crockett couldn't defeat his fierce foes, the only remains he would leave behind would be his legend and his coonskin cap.

Determined to see the legendary splendor of the Great Plains, Davy Crockett sets out with only his rifle as company. The frontiersman barely survives a mammoth buffalo stampede when he gets anbushed by a band of Sioux warriors.

Davy Crockett may have met his match when he gets caught between two warring tribes on one side and a dangerous band of white men on the other, all of them willing to die, and kill, for a group of stolen women. It's up to Crockett to save the women, his friend, and his own hide if he wants to live to explore another day.

Taking a canoe down the Mississippi River had seemed like a good idea to Davy Crockett and his friend Flavius. But they hadn't counted on running into hardcases out to grab everything they had or hostile Indians who wanted their scalps. And that all seemed like a stroll in the woods compared to what was waiting for them up ahead.

When Davy saw the tracks of a solitary wagon heading off into the uncharted plains, he just had to follow them to make sure the travelers knew what they were in for. But the brave frontiersman didn't know that the trail would lead him straight into a battle with savage Pawnee warriors out for blood.

No other pioneer could have hoped to survive the dangers that Davy faced when he and his old friend Flavius tried to cross the vast Western prairies. A roaring wildfire and a rampaging buffalo stampede were excitement enough for Flavius, but Davy knew their troubles were just beginning when they came face-to-face with the rulers of the prairies--the Comanche.

When Davy Crockett and his old friend Flavius led a small party of settlers into San Antonio, all he expected was a sleepy Texican town. He didn't realize San Antonio lived in terror of the vicious freebooters who pillaged the countryside and laughed even at the Spanish army. But when the bandits kidnapped one of Davy's party, they may have taken on more than they could handle.

On a trip through the swamp country along the Gulf of Mexico, Davy and his old friend Flavius meet up for the first time with Jim Bowie, a man who would soon become a legend of the West--and who is destined to play an important part in Davy's dramatic life. Neither Davy or Jim know the meaning of the word "surrender", and when they run afoul of a deadly tribe of cannibals, they know it will be a fight to the death.