The conclusion, "Tecumseh: The Dream of Confederacy," profiles the Shawnee leader (1765-1813) who attempted to unite all of the American tribes into an alliance to fight against the invasion of their land. Also profiled is Tecumseh's brother Tenskwatawa, who was known as the Shawnee Prophet.
Part 3, "Long Knives," recalls the daring endeavor of Lt. Col. George Rogers Clark (1752-1818), in 1777, to capture British forts in Illinois and Indiana with only 175 men in the brutal months of winter. Clark was the brother of explorer William Clark, of the Lewis and Clark expedition.
Part 1, "Rogers' Rangers," follows the exploits of the paramilitary force that scouted for the British during the French and Indian War (1754-1763) under the leadership of Robert Rogers, who developed America's first commando tactics. Included: comments from historians.