This collection of frontier tales includes three about the lives and times of Jesse and Frank James and Cole Younger and his brothers, all frontier outlaws whose exploits have become legend. Home Place is an early episode in the life of Ben Allison. Jefferson's Captains narrates a little-kwn incident in the lives of explorers Lewis and Clark. The True Friends is a partly comic story about two friends who wake up after a drinking spree to find themselves in jail - with one of them convicted of multiple murder. And Comanche Passport and The Skinning Of Black Coyote are both stories set along the Santa Fe Trail.