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The Blackfoot Trail

3.79 of 5 stars 3.79  ·  rating details  ·  29 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Despite his apathy toward white folks, mountain man Joe Fox reluctantly agrees to lead a group of settlers through the Rockies to Oregon. Taken aback by their appreciation, he soon finds himself enjoying their company -- especially the attentions of young Callie Simmons. That is, until her parents warn Joe to keep his distance. But they should have worried about Max Starbe ...more
Hardcover, Large Print, 355 pages
Published June 1st 2010 by Thorndike Press (first published 2009)
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Carlton Noble
What is up with the rape? I do not understand why there needs to be rape in a story. Don't give me that it is what happened back then because nearly every other western author tells about how women, especially women that are almost children, were treated with respect and nobody would mess with them for fear of retaliation from even criminals. Is is necessary to have rape of a woman that is almost a child in order for a book to be good? Really, I like this authors stories but find his attraction ...more
Joe Fox was found beside a dead woman at age three, probably his mother. Raised as a member of the Blackfeet, obviously his father had been white.
He spoke only one word, "Joe" and that became his name, the Fox the name of the creek beside which he'd been found.

While away at eighteen, a Crow war party attacked the village and his parents were among the dead. He led a war party of Blackfeet that tracked and found the attackers. In the battle, he killed two.

Going up into the mountains to find a vis
At first I thought it was about the Donner saga all over, but this was different.
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