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Paulsen, Gary
New York : Delacorte, 1994
IL 5-8  RL  5.5
ISBN 0385311699
Francis Tucket can't believe he has actually gotten the rifle he wanted for his birthday. The wagon train stops for a rest and Francis goes off to practice his shooting. Taken by surprise, Francis is captured by Pawnee Indians. He tries to escape but is not successful. Eventually, a trapper names Jason Grimes convinces the Pawnee to release Francis. Francis stays with Grimes and learns the way of the woodsman. Will he ever get back to his family?
SUBJECTS:     Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.) -- Fiction
                        Pawnee Indians -- Fiction
                        Indians of North America -- Great Plains -- Fiction
                        Overland journeys to the Pacific -- Fiction
                        West (U.S.) -- Fiction


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