He was a master hunter, a renowned warrior and a dauntless leader of the Métis. At a volatile time in western Canada, Gabriel Dumont stood as the living sword of the Métis, prepared to make war or peace as might be good for his people. Dumont came of age during the era of the great buffalo hunts, when entire communities moved according to the migrations of the herds. A crack shot at an early age, Dumont earned his first rifle when he was 11, a weapon he would put to deadly use against buffalo and Sioux alike. Dumont assumed the mantle of leadership in his early 20s, guiding his people through the traumatic disappearance of the buffalo. During the 1885 North-West Rebellion, Dumont proved a ruthless warrior whose tireless resistance and brilliant military strategy exacted a heavy toll on his Canadian adversaries. In a fresh and engaging narrative that rings with authentic voice, Tim Chodan and Dan Asfar recount the story of this great Métis general, from his childhood in a land of abundance to his later years in exile in the United States following the failure of the North-West Rebellion.