The 1760s were troubled times on the frontierin Western Pennsylvania.Both Pennsylvania and Virginia were squabbling over theterritory. The settlers not only had the mammoth job ofclearing the land in order to plant crops but they had to beever vigilant for Indian attacks. The French had been dri-ven out of the region, which they needed to connect theland above the Great Lakes to the land they claimed in thedeep South, Louisiana. The Indian tribes were beingpushed further and further west away from their ancestralhome. Life was anything but simple... Sam Hossler spent over 50years hunting, fishing and hikingover the hills described in thebook. His love of the outdoorsand history eventually led to thiswork. Hossler has been a writerover 35 years, is a member andpast president of thePennsylvania Outdoor WritersAssociation and a member of the Outdoor WritersAssociation of America as well as the Professional OutdoorWriters Registry. The 14 illustrations in this book are frompaintings by world-class wildlife artist Jack Paluh.Visit hisweb site www.jackpaluh.com.