Cowpunchers, Indians and horses are the heroes and villains of these tales from the early days of Montana and Wyoming, with bear and buffalo also making an appearance.
The author's philosophy on such varying topics as marriage, whisky and just staying alive will be of interest to all, cowboy fan or not.
Charles M. Russell moved to Montana at the age of 15 and lived there for the rest of his life. 'In the spring I wrangled horses, in the fall I herded beef. I worked for the big outfits and always held my job.' The author's reminiscences are authentic and re-create the humour and excitement at the passing of the Old West.