The Gold Cache
"Exciting adventures in their search for buried gold." -The Publishers Weekly (1917)
"James Willard Schultz...the author of 'The Gold Cache,' is fortified for true western stories by years of experience as an Indian trader...rapidly moving western action, told as only a man such as Schultz could write, a man who has seen the things he depicts." -Arizona Republic, Dec. 6, 1917
"J.W. Schultz, one of the few old-time Indian traders and buffalo hunters left alive---is an Indian himself by adoption, and the stories of adventure that he writes give a picture of life on the plains as accurate as it is thrilling." -Nashville Banner, Sept. 30, 1917
In 1917, famed author and adopted Blackfeet tribe member James Willard Schultz would publish one of the finest examples of his telling of true western stories in his book titled, "The Gold Cache," narrating the adventures of a trader and some Blackfoot Indians who travel far in search of buried gold.
The Gold Cache tells the story of a man who was shown 25 gold pieces, said to be but a small part of a great cache of similar coins. With Indian pal and a young Spaniard he goes on horseback in quest of the golden hoard. The dangers of the way and hostile Indians add excitement.
The ever potent lure of buried treasure carries the hero into a series of dangerous experiences with the Indians leading to the finding of gold. The people covered in this book are old favorites with Mr. Schultz's readers. Lone Chief who shows young Tom Fox twenty dollar gold pieces, which he calls buttons, saying that he found a thousand of these on a trip through the South country. He could not carry them so he buried the rest.
The adventures of Tom and his pals in search of the treasure makes a thrilling story. From start to finish the picture is one of rapidly moving western action, told as only a man such as Schultz could write, a man who has been and seen the things he depicts.