This updated, live-action re-creation of life and conditions in early America includes maps and period graphics to give the geographical and historical importance of frontier life in United States history. Pioneer settlers from the east were an independent, self-sufficient people. They traveled westward through the wilderness living off the land. When they moved into the land called Kentucky, they depended upon the handmade flintlock rifle for survival. The details involved in the care, use, and crafting of this important tool are clearly explained. The self-sufficiency of the pioneer family is an important legacy in United States history and culture.