Tom Bluefoot and the Westward Quest

by Lloyd Harnishfeger



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/17/2019

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 140
ISBN : 9781490793047
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 140
ISBN : 9781490793030

About the Book

Tom Bluefoot and the Westward Quest is the final book in the author’s Tom Bluefoot trilogy. Now in his fifties, protagonist Toom-She-chi-Kwa (Tom Bluefoot) travels west in an attempt to locate his special friend, the escaped slave Simon Grant. On the way, he joins the famous Manuel Lisa, founder of the American Fur Company. Adventures and dangers abound as the group roughly follows Lewis and Clark’s earlier exploration of the Louisiana Purchase. Incidents with the indigenous people vary from friendly to warlike as the company travels the Missouri River and its tributaries far into the north and west. Action peaks as a combined force of Native Americans threatens the traders at Fort Raymond, near what is now the state of Oregon. Readers will enjoy the story as well as learn much about the considerable influence of the fur trade on the expanding United States of America.

About the Author

Lloyd was raised on the family farm near Lima, Ohio. He graduated from Lafayette--Jackson High School, received the Bachelor’s degree from Bluffton University, and a Master’s from Bowling Green State University. He was an art teacher, middle school principal, and Curriculum Director for the Putnam County School System, retiring after thirty-seven years in education. His wife of sixty-two years, Marjorie (Yoakam) Harnishfeger taught public school music.Their daughter, Rebecca Casey, is Chairperson of the music department at Ohio Northern University. Her husband, Clay, teaches advanced sciences at Allen East High School, as well as adjunct courses at O.N.U. Their daughter is a student at Dartmouth.