The Cherokee called it Tanisi, a land rich in game, beauty and resources. Joshua Colter called it home. Born in Charles Town in Carolina and baptised in the horror of an Indian massacre, Joshua became one of the legendary long hunters and crossed the mountain range that for many years had protected Indian lands from the Atlantic Coast settlements. There he became a reluctant leader in the bitter struggle between the Cherokee nation and the white settlers, and between the settlers and the British crown. The first volume in the Tennessee Frontier series, The Overmountain Men is a saga of adventure in the period from 1757 to 1777. Cameron Judd paints a picture of the pioneering spirit of the men and women who moved west as homesteaders and traders and also of the courage of the Indians who fought to keep their lands.