Author: James Alexander Thom
Two centuries ago, with the support of the young Revolutionary government, George Rogers Clark led a small but fierce army west from Virgina to conquer all the territory between the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. He battled the British, forged friendships with the French and Spanish settlers, and made teaties with many Indian tribes who revered the lanky, red-haired white man and called him Long Knife. He fell in love with the woman of his dreams, the beautiful Spanish maiden Teresa de Leyba. And George Rogers Clark was, in the end, bitterly betrayed by the same government he had so nobly served.