The chisholm trail
An Extraordinary Saga of the Trail-blazing Cowboys Who Made Their Fortune Driving Longhorns From Texas to the Great Frontier. Young Tenatse Chisholm, half-breed son of Indian scout Jesse Chisholm, is a hellraiser with a Colt, a Henry rifle, a Bowie knife, and his fists. In New Orleans, Ten fell hopelessly in love with a beautiful Priscilla LeBeau. Her father hates him, manages to drive him from New Orleans with a price on his head. But Ten Chisholm vows to clear his name and win Priscilla from a father who has promised her in payment of his gambling debt. The only riches Texas had left after the Civil War were five million maverick longhorns and brains, brawn, and boldness to drive them north to where the money was. Now Ralph Compton brings this violent and magnificent time to life in an extraordinary epic series based on the history-blazing trail drives. Armed only with a Colt, Henry rifle, a Bowie knife, and courage as big as the West, Ten Chisholm, the bold, half-breed son of Indian scout Jesse Chisholm, leaves New Orleans with a price on his head. His only crime loving the beautiful daughter of a powerful New Orleans gambler who has promised her to a wealthy man she hates. When a team of battle toughened cowboys and ex-soldiers, and a vow to return to Priscilla and make her his wife, Ten rides into the harsh Texas brakes and the heart of Comanche country. Now, he must round up wild longhorns and set off across the Red River, through a thousand miles of swollen rivers, angry Comanches and treacherous outlaw attacks on a brazen quest to open a new trail to Kansas on the savage frontier.