Most families have one member who is a loner. Jubal Sackett is the loner of the Sackett clan. While his sister and brothers live around friends and family Jubal prefers the life of a nomad exploring America on foot. He learned from his father Barnabas how to survive and live in the wilderness. This story finds Jubal traveling west alone. He meets Keokotah, of the Kickapoo tribe, who also prefers his freedom and they travel together for a while and become friends. Louis L’Amour really had a way of describing the wilderness and wild life that is long gone now. I didn’t know there were wild parakeets living in America. Sadly they are extinct now.