Trail of the Spanish Bit(1980)
(The first book in the Spanish Bit Saga series)
A novel by Don Coldsmith
Set in the New World of the early 16th century, Coldsmith's acclaimed novels recreate a time, a place and a people that have been nearly lost to history. In The Spanish Bit Saga we see history in the making through the eyes of those proud Native Americans who lived it. These are evil times for the people of the pueblo. The Spanish padres are trying to force them to abandon their spirit ways. And a powerful leader named Pope is stirring up the young warriors to resist. For Red Feather and the Elk-dog People, who are on their way to santa Fe with sixteen pack horses loaded down with prime furs for trade, the trail will end in unexpected violence. Red Feather and his son White Fox will be seized and thrown into a Spanish prison. And soon, the safety and the very survival of his clan and the people of the pueblo will hang on Red Feather's ability to escape.
Used availability for Don Coldsmith's Trail of the Spanish Bit
November 2003 : USA Library Binding
May 1987 : USA Mass Market Paperback