Five Scalps: The Story of Edward Rose

Edward Rose, part Cherokee, Negro and white, grew up on the wharves of Louisville, Kentucky in the late 1700s. After a brutal bar fight where he received several scarring cuts to his face, Rose fled down river to New Orleans where he lived before heading for the Rocky Mountains. Rose was a hunter, fur trapper, and interpreter; he lived many years with the River Crow, who called him Five Scalps. More

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About Jerry A Matney

Jerry A Matney was born in Wise County, Texas, where he was a four-sport athlete. He attended Decatur Baptist College on a football scholarship. After serving in the Marine Corps, Jerry attended Santa Ana College, Long Beach State University and Chapman University.

Jerry served for 34 years as a teacher and school administrator for the Orange County Juvenile Court Schools. He served on the Fountain Valley School Board and as Mayor of Huntington Beach, California. He and his wife Nedra retired to Surprise, Arizona where he continues to write historical novels. You can contact Jerry at

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