Edward Rose was a larger-than-life American frontiersman who was born in the late 1700s. This early American adventurer - part African American, part Cherokee and part White - was often called "Five Scalps" by the Crow. Rose is mentioned several times in the book Woman War Chief. Before Pine Leaf began living with the Crow, the tribe had already adopted Rose and revered him as a good hunter and warrior. You can learn more about the book on the website: http://www.FiveScalps.com.
The adventure-filled lives of Woman Chief
and Five Scalps overlapped for awhile. In fact, after her
capture, Five Scalps mentored Pine Leaf. These legendary
warriors and leaders lived, hunted and fought while living
with the Sparrow Hawk (River Crow) tribe, even though neither of them was actually Crow by birth. Eventually Rose left the Crow to work full-time for expedition companies as a hunter, interpreter and guide.
The people he worked with called him Rose. According to a lieutenant who worked with
Edward Rose on the Missouri River Expedition, Rose had several
deep scars on his face. Perhaps the most noticeable
scar involved the loss of part of his nose. Rose
obtained most of his scars while fighting. This same
lieutenant described Rose as strong, athletic and fearless,
a man who demonstrated untiring perseverance. Edward Rose
trapped and hunted alongside Jim Bridger and other well-known mountain men.
Five Scalps, Jerry's second historical novel, focuses on Edward Rose's exploits and adventures from the time he left Kentucky until his death on the frozen Missouri River. You can purchase a signed copy of Five Scalps from Jerry. You can also order a copy of the eBook from Smashwords.com.