Young Matthew Wilder Left His Home And Headed West To Search For A Fortune In Gold But Instead Of Riches, Matthew Found A Lot Of Trouble First He Met Zeke A Runaway Slave Wanted For Murder Then He Found Himself Torn Between The U.S Army And An Indian Tribe Both Fighting For Land And A Different Way Of Life Now Matthew Must Choose Sides Will He Line Up With The Soldiers Who Represent His Country, Or The Red Men Who Represent A Part Of His Heritage Excellent trade book to be used in a unit on westward expansion Although the reading level is 4.5, the subject matter is absolutely perfect for middle school students This fast paced, exciting novel shows a boy becoming a man on his quest for gold and the truth about what it means for American Indians The characterization of the escaped slave gives us a little insight into slavery I highly recommend this book to 7th 8th graders Update I
This was a very good short story for anyone.
- 69 pages
- Fortune in Men's Eyes (American Family)
- S.D. Jones
- 06 April 2017 S.D. Jones