The land of the upper Missouri was a wilderness… A land where men fought to the death for a stack of beaver pelts.
Where river men and mountain men hacked their way to unbelievable wealth. Where Indians lurked, ever ready to attack at the first signs of weakness.
Where men like Mike Fink would kill for a drop of whiskey or a cheap woman.
Into this untamed land stepped Jedidiah Smith. Too young to know any better. Too inexperienced to understand caution. And too courageous to turn back.