Long ago, when the western part of the United States was still a wilderness, a young boy, called Kit, not yet twenty years old, went from his home in the East to learn about the new country. He wanted to know what lay beyond the Rocky Mountains.

Kit's father had taught him to shoot straight, but he learned more about hunting and trapping in the country of the Indians.

Kit was always calm in times of danger. He was strong and brave. Most of the Indians liked and respected him for his honesty.

For many years, Kit lived in the West. He taught other white men many things. Probably the most important thing he taught them was how to get along with the Indians.