Rachel recounts how she and her family left Illinois to move to Nebraska, where they built and lived in a sod house on the prairie.
Little Eagle raises a baby buffalo as a pet and friend until he realizes what friendship means.
In 1870 sixteen-year-old Rose Witherspoon leaves home to become a teacher in Iowa.
Eleven-year-old Willa Blake, who wants to be stagecoach driver, learns to handle the reins at her parents' hotel in Wyoming Territory, in a story that also offers information on stagecoaches in the American West.
A young girl and her father, prospering in their new life in Texas, join the volunteers at the Alamo to fight against the forces of Mexican General Santa Anna.
A young cowboy from Texas describes his experiences on his first cattle drive along the Chisholm Trail from Texas to Kansas.
After gold is discovered in California in 1849, a boy and his father leave their Massachusetts home to prospect for gold in the hills outside of Sacramento.