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.