Wade Topp The Beginning
by Howard J. Walz
Of African ancestry, Wade Topp is a young man in a new land. Traveling to the western frontier with his family by wagon train, he becomes the sole survivor of a sioux massacre. Rosie, a mountain man takes him on as a riding partner until the man's death six years later.
A solitary traveler for the next year, he comes upon an indian maid and her seven year old daughter the following spring.