How many Upper Missouri tribes are still loyal to America, how many went over to the British?
That’s a big concern, as are the falling fur prices.
It used to be that a one-pound beaver pelt would fetch you $4; now it’s down to $2.50.
Times are tough and lots of men are out of work. The uncertainty over the international situation isn’t helping.
Such is the situation we find ourselves in as Manuel’s Money begins.
Yes, I’m pleased to announce that the 10th book of the Mountain Man Series is now on sale.
You can get the book on Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes & Noble.
It comes in at 75,000 words and 219 pages.
It costs $4.99.
The book is divided into six parts.
Mostly, we follow St. Louis trader Manuel Lisa as he heads up the Missouri River to the Mandan villages 1,100 miles away.
We also follow mountain man and fur trapper Edward Rose as he embarks on a solo journey to the Crow.
I tried to leave out the boring parts, but you’ll still get a lot of history on the fur trade, foreign relations, business practices, and what life was like 204 years ago.
There’s a lot of excitement in the book.
Battles with hostile Indians, breaking out of prison camps, jumping into freezing rivers, disrupting the slave trade…there’s a lot of fun stuff in this book.
The excitement will continue, as the Mountain Man Series still has a long way to go, at least 10 more books.
I’m hard at work on the 11th and will get back to it right now.
So until next time, enjoy my latest fiction offering.