Luke Taylor Westward Bound
Luke and his father return to see their farm facing a new threat--carpetbaggers from the North who threaten to seize their land while Luke and his father resist. Luke has to kill a carpetbagger to defend his father. Luke races against time, Union soldiers, and bounty hunters on his way to join a wagon train in Independence, Missouri. With only a packhorse, a few days supply of food, and a stowaway dog, Luke heads west on a tense, adventure filled journey of survival.