As novelist Elmer Kelton once observed, Fred Grove’s Osage and Sioux heritage and his lifelong love of horses bring to his stories a unique point of view and rare authenticity. Certainly few writers can match him when it comes to Western excitement and sheer storytelling ability. Western Writers of America recognized this when they awarded Grove a total of five Spur Awards, two of which were for stories collected in this landmark volume. But “Comanche Woman” and “When the Caballos Came” are only the most famous of the twelve stories presented here. Each story is a slice of Western history, peopled with characters that live and breathe. Allow yourself to be transported back to the Old West at the hands of a master wordsmith and brilliant storyteller.