This picture is entitled, "Dreaming of a hunt." These frontier hunters, trappers, and scouts were such an interesting sort. They were rugged men who had a healthy respect for the wilderness and the dangers within but weren't afraid of much. Solitude was second nature though they sometimes took Indian wives. They weren't at home penned up in a cabin or fort. Farming was almost women's work to them. Some hated the Indians and some, like Boone, found them tolerable, even admirable. A great many of them were multi-lingual. I have one of these fluent, wandering, fearless men in book 2, Red River Daughter. And that, dear reader, is my short but sweet frontier fact.
I'm reading the most amazing book. Love's Pursuit by Siri Mitchell, a fellow Baker Books author. It's been a long time since I've read anything I've liked so much, other than James Thom. When I need a break from my book, I pick up hers. Nothing like writing a good book or reading one!