American Westward Settlement

In this exciting sequel to Desperate Journey, Jonse and his new foster parents set out to make a home on the edge of the wilderness. Together with a group of hardy pioneers, they settle along the banks of the Big Sandy River in Kentucky. The settlers keep ever watchful vigilance against Indian...Read more
Orphaned by an Indian raid, twelve-year-old Jonse Deerfield now lives under the control of his harsh guardian, Roscoe Thurston, in the wild frontier country of Virginia. The possibility of escaping from Roscoe comes unexpectedly when two trappers, Silas and Ezra, save Jonse from two murderous...Read more
Black Robe Peacemaker: Pierre de Smet
In 1867 the President of the United States set up a commission of three generals to end the wars with the Sioux Indians for good—he hoped!—through a just treaty. Only one person in all the United States, the commissioners thought, just might be acceptable by the Sioux for parley: the priest-...Read more
Frontier Priest and Congressman: Father Gabriel Richard, S.S.
A heroic priest meets frontier Detroit: readers are assured of a colorful encounter. The priest is Father Gabriel Richard, who was born in France in the latter half of the 18th century and had experienced the many horrors of the French revolution. After his ordination as a Sulpician priest in 1791...Read more
Simon Brute and the Western Adventure
During France’s days of turmoil in the 1790s, thirteen-year-old Simon Bruté, helping hide priests from the guillotine, little imagines the path his ardent soul will travel. When the Reign of Terror calms down, Bruté goes to Paris; he wins honors at the College of Medicine. But now responding to a...Read more
Judith Lankester
Judith Lankester, 15 years old, and raised in the luxury of her grandmother’s Virginia plantation, has made the arduous journey with her widowed mother and her seven sisters to the home of her grandparents in Indiana. Though her mother, Charity, had married away from the Quaker lifestyle, she had...Read more
Brave Buffalo Fighter
This powerful story, presented in the simple language of 10-year-old Susan Parker, really centers around the characterization of Jerry, Sue's 12-year-old brother. The Parker family, unused to any kind of pioneering life, leaves St. Joseph, Missouri, in 1860, part of a westward-bound wagon train...Read more
Towards Oregon
This first title in The Long Rifle Series is set in the year 1832, when Oregon is still disputed territory, claimed both by English and American settlers. Using real historical characters such as President Andrew Jackson, who was determined that America should become a “two ocean country,” and...Read more
The Lost Wagon
For years, Joe Tower has worked in servitude in the Missouri farm country—first for five years to his grudging father-in-law; then as a hired man working to save a little for his own place; and now in the 1850’s on a small farm owned more by the bank than by him. When he catches a glimpse of...Read more
Long Rifle Vanguard
E.H.Staffelbach’s third book in this series concerned the pioneer expedition to Oregon of 1832. His second, using several of the same characters, concentrated on the struggle to bring Texas into the Union. In this third and final book he returns to Oregon: it is spring 1843 and preparations are...Read more