The Canyon of Bones and North StarSkye's West
Richard S. Wheeler
Two Skye's West novels by Spur Award-winner and legendary Western writer Richard S. Wheeler in one volume.
The Canyon of Bones
Mountain man Barnaby Skye takes work guiding wealthy Englishman Graves Mercer on an exploration of the Yellowstone and Missouri River valleys. Mercer has come to the American wilderness seeking thrilling, preferably salacious, material for British tabloids. He takes an ancient bone that's sacred among certain tribes—and the act may cost the party their lives.
Barnaby Skye faces radical change as the wilderness vanishes, buffalo are slaughtered, and the government puts the tribes on reservation land. His family's struggle to adapt takes them from Montana to Wyoming, wrestling with the tide of settlers and the new settlements that dot the western plains and mountains.
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It was time to take another wife. Barnaby Skye had been thinking about it for a long time, and knew he could not put it off. White streaked his hair and the trimmed beard he wore these days. His youth was gone.