The second novel in Sheba Hargreaves’ beloved and acclaimed Oregon Pioneer Trilogy, back in print for the first time in over 70 years.
Jim Faxon, a Bostonian trader and botanist, searches the wild, untamed Oregon frontier for Multnomah, a mysterious “white squaw” rumored to have been taken and raised by an isolated Indian tribe years earlier. His long and rigorous quest, through the secret passage over Neah-Kah-Nie peak, and down the rough Tillamook coast, and eastward again through the mountains to the “lake in the crater,” is fraught with danger, struggle and violence and leads to a shocking discovery.
“Romance and adventure mix in this tale, whose background in time and place will be of interest to all who love accuracy in recording pioneer history.” Birmingham News
“There’s enough Indian lore and natural history thrown in all along the trail to upholster a half a dozen stories, but Hargreaves store of such information appears almost inexhaustible. A charming tale of love and adventure.” Spokane Chronicle
“A love story of pioneer Oregon made glamorous by Indian lore and magic, the fragrance of untraveled forests and the high romance of pioneering adventure.” Eau-Claire Leader-TelegramSheba Hargreaves / Historical, Western