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Silky and Walt: Adventures on The Great Plains

Calvin C. Clawson

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ISBN 10: 1477615849 / ISBN 13: 9781477615843
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012
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Title: Silky and Walt: Adventures on The Great ...

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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Return to a time in America when millions of buffalo roamed the Great Plains, Native Americans lived free and trappers sought their fortunes by overcoming tremendous obstacles in their search of the beaver. Walt Thornley, a seventeen-year-old farm boy, and Silky Hanson, a thirty-seven-year-old farm hand, become convinced they can find riches in the western Indian Territories of 1840 by trapping beaver and taking buffalo hides. Leaving Independence, Missouri in early May they stop for one last beer in Westport Landing where they meet Jerome, an easygoing alcoholic drifter who convinces the two farmers to let him join their venture. The three would-be trapper-hunters enter the Great Plains with few supplies and less knowledge of how to survive. Misadventures begin occurring at an alarming rate. As their adventures unfold, Silky is unable to adjust to the stringent requirements of traveling on the open prairie: his hostility toward Native Americans and his unwillingness to learn the necessary survival skills traps him into making costly mistakes. Walt, on the other hand, has the energy and youth to learn and adapt to the West; soon he is taking on an ever larger responsibility for leadership.

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Calvin Clawson has published over two dozen short stories and won an award for the National Writers Association for his novel The White Badger. His publication history includes the novel Buffalo Man and four books on mathematics: Conquering Math Phobia, The Mathematical Traveler, Mathematical Mysteries and Mathematical Sorcery. Retired and living in Issaquah, Washington he continues to write historical westerns.

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