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Give Your Heart to the Hawks

Give Your Heart to the Hawks

A Tribute to the Mountain Men

Win Blevins

Forge Books


For more than thirty years, the mountain men explored the Great American West, opening the gates of the mountains for the wagon trains of pioneers who followed them. Win Blevins' Give Your Heart to the Hawks is a poetic tribute to their incredible adventures. Here, among many, are the stories of:

*John Colter, who, in 1808, naked and without weapons or food, escaped captivity by the Blackfeet and ran and walked 250 miles to Fort Lisa at the mouth of the Yellowstone River

*Hugh Glass, who was mauled by a grizzly in 1823, left for dead by his trapper companions, and crawled 300 miles to Fort Kiowa on the Missouri

*Kit Carson, who ran away from home at age seventeen, became a legendary mountain man in his twenties and served as scout and guide for John C. Fremont's westward explorations of the 1840s

*Jedediah Smith, a tall, gaunt, Bible-reading New Yorker, whose trapping expeditions ranged from the Rockies west to California and who was killed by Comanches on the Cimarron in 1831

Praise for Give Your Heart to the Hawks

"It was an epic time, which lasted hardly more than a third of a century before civilization swarmed west on trails the mountain men had blazed. Now Blevins sees they are paid the awed honor that is due them, in a book which has the drama and suspense of a novel." —Los Angeles Times

"Win Blevins has long since won his place among the West's very best." —Tony Hillerman

"For the lover of the early West, it is good entertainment...with lots of color, suspense and excitement." —The Denver Post

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Win Blevins

WIN BLEVINS, an authority on the Plains Indians and fur-trade era of the West, is the New York Times bestselling author of Give Your Heart to the Hawks, Stone Song, his prize-winning novel of the life of Crazy Horse, plus Charbonneau, Rock Child, RavenShadow, and others.

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