Based on a true story!
After the Civil War, the Muldie boys and their father came along way to Kansas to look for land.
They had heard about the Homestead Act, which promised free land to anyone who was willing to settle the West.
They build a dugout house and live through a hard winter, saved from starvation by a band Osage Indians.
Spring comes and daddy moves on to find a better home for them. The three boys are left to fend for themselves, and when at last daddy sends for them the boys must find courage to brave dangers of the wilderness alone.
Courage, Leadership, Responsibility, Teamwork, and Trustworthiness
AR Reading Level 2.6
AR Point .5
Word Count 1619