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This wonderful collection of true tales by a noted storyteller presents a lively, historically accurate, and often surprising picture of America's Wild West. Period images and vivid quotes draw readers into each meticulously researched tale. Kids set out with Lewis and Clark in search of a route to the Pacific join Narcissa Whitman and Eliza Spalding, the first white women to cross the Rocky Mountains ride with the Pony Express shoot it out with the Earps and the Clantons head north to strike it rich in the Klondike and share all kinds of other exciting adventures as Americans push westward. Arranged chronologically, the unfolding tales give readers a highly entertaining history of the American West.