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Buckskin Brigades

Buckskin Brigades

Written by L. Ron Hubbard

Narrated by Bruce Boxleitner


Buckskin Brigades

Written by L. Ron Hubbard

Narrated by Bruce Boxleitner

ratings:
4/5 (6 ratings)
Length:
2 hours
Released:
Oct 21, 2002
ISBN:
9781592124275
Format:
Audiobook

Description

It’s 1806 and the United States is pushing westward. Now, one white man raised by Indians - Yellow Hair - undertakes a treacherous adventure across the uncharted wilderness.

Experience a panoramic journey across the pages of American history - in this thrilling story of a proud, courageous man pushed to the limits of endurance...and of a country on the threshold of a bloody conflict that will change it forever.

A Galaxy Press audio production.

Released:
Oct 21, 2002
ISBN:
9781592124275
Format:
Audiobook


About the author

With 19 New York Times bestsellers and more than 350 million copies of his works in circulation, L. Ron Hubbard is among the most acclaimed and widely read authors of our time. As a leading light of American Pulp Fiction through the 1930s and '40s, he is further among the most influential authors of the modern age. Indeed, from Ray Bradbury to Stephen King, there is scarcely a master of imaginative tales who has not paid tribute to L. Ron Hubbard.



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  • (5/5)
    Buckskin Brigades

    Pulp Western where the white fur traders are the bad guys.

    The book starts out with a random diary entry from the Lewis & Clark Expedition, which expedition was sent by the President to explore the newly purchased Louisiana territories. The author’s implied question of course is how can you buy something that is already owned by the native peoples of the continent?

    Through a pulp and sometimes sarcastic style, we have caricatures of men who are greedy, sly, deceptive and all around nasty people to be around. Their only concern is how to use our hero, Yellow Hair, as a chip in the game of furs and trading as the Nor’westers struggle against the Hudson Bay Company.

    I would have liked to have seen more information on Yellow Hair’s origins. His father, a late survivor of the politicos back East, made friends with and consulted with the Pikuni tribes and upon his death, his son, Michael, was raised by the Pikunis as Yellow Hair.

    Yellow Hair is an impetuous youth, who desires a woman (a sits-beside-me woman) and has some struggles with the council of tribes. His eventual foray into the world of white fur traders makes for some compelling literature.

    Spoiler: My favorite scenes include when Bright Star comes across a skeleton with yellow hair and thinks this is proof that Yellow Hair is dead. She does love him, though doesn’t show it, and is quite despondent. Will she kill herself? Will she marry the man she’s been chosen to marry?

    End Spoiler.

    The battle scenes are the most compelling. Trapped, surrounded by cannon and men with guns, Yellow Hair calls his enemies cowards, come and get me you Redcoats! The typical pulp hero.

    Bottom Line: An interesting look at the beginning of the Western expanse in the Canadian/American north, a struggle for survival and some pretty funny cultural clashes. We have the greedy frontiersman, the dandy, the toady, and enough caricature and fighting to satisfy any Western reader. Recommended.
  • (2/5)
     A book of a white boy raised by indians and seeing Lewis and Clark as they traveled thru to the pacific. He know he was different even though never treated differently by his Native American family and clan