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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Westerns
  • Language:English
  • Series title:The Wyakin Trilogy
  • Series Number:1
  • Pages:124
  • eBook ISBN:9781927532041

Legend of the Wyakin

by David G. Rasmussen

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A young Spanish boy is orphaned and left alone to fend for himself in the savage wilderness of 1865 Montana. Encounters with injustice, intolerance, cholera, a cold-blooded killer, an enormous grizzly, and a young Nez Perce warrior pose daunting challenges for the intrepid Cortez Modrables, the wonderful character at the center of David R. Rasmussen's masterful Legend of the Wyakin.


It's 1865 in the Montana wilderness. Cholera ravages a riverboat bound for Fort Benton and the goldfields beyond, forcing the boat and its disgruntled passengers ashore in the rugged Missouri River Breaks region. Tragedy ensues, leaving a young Jewish immigrant, Cortez Modrables, alone, truly a stranger in a strange land. Will his encounter with an ancient silver-tip grizzly prove Cortez’s undoing? Will his budding friendship with a lone Nez Perce lad prove a boon – or a curse? Legend of the Wyakin, the first volume in a sweeping three-book saga by master Western storyteller David Rasmussen, is a classic tale of adventure that readers young and old are sure to enjoy.

About the author

David Rasmussen has published two other novels beside The Wyakin Trilogy. He weaves historic facts, personalities and places into the lives of believable fictional characters. For "CASTIZO" David draws on his experiences, observations and studies of New Mexico its character and cultures. For "THE MAN WHO MOILED FOR GOLD," David draws heavily from his knowledge of gold rush history, place familiarity, mining and prospecting. For "THE WYAKIN TRILOGY," David has researched extensively the beliefs, culture, local, and history of the Nez Perce Indians and their tragic conflicts with the US Government.