(From the publisher):
Following the War of Independence against the British Crown, a band of Tennessee settlers begins to carve out a new state in the young nation in the face of opposition from the federal government and bloody resistance from the Chickamauga Indians. In this untamed land Owen Killefer, a lad barely in his teens who sets out for the Chickamauga country to avenge a bloody crime, finds his mettle tested at the hands of both white men and Indians - and he discovers within himself a spirit that is as strong as that of any frontiersman.
The third volume in the Tennessee Frontier Trilogy, The Canebrake Men is a saga of advenure set in the period from 1785 to 1800. It is an unforgettable portrait of the courageous men and women whose vision, passion, and pain gave rise to the new nation. Among these noble frontiersmen are Joshua Colter, who has made a life amid the dangers of the rugged frontier and discovers anew a deep restlessness that stirs his heart to new adventures. The frontiersman John Sevier leads raids against the Indians and is named governor of a would-be state that the federal government never recognizes. And Andrew Jackson, a brash young lawyer with a fiery temper, who meets Joshua Colter as an opponent in a brawl and soon becomes his strong ally and loyal friend.
Original title: The Canbrake Men
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ North America→ Pioneering & Westward Movement
Fiction→ Western→ Native Americans
Fiction→ Western→ Land Rush