Frontier scouts helped bring the railroads to the prairie by finding meat for the workmen, heading off hostile Native Americans, scouting the route, and protecting railroad personnel. Luther North's life of adventure as a scout gives the reader a glimpse of one important link in the winning of the West.
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Excellent depository of information on the longest living of the legedary North brothers. Great backdrop gives the work the essential 'feel' of the high plains. The editing could have been tighter before it had gone to print but an excellent scholarly work.