A non-fiction history regarding the events that led to John E. Carr, named a Cowboy of 1902 for his participation in the roundup. The roundup described as the world’s largest roundup of cattle covered an area equal in size to the combined area of several east coast states in what then was the unfenced open prairie of western South Dakota. The 401 page, 83,250-word book documents the who, what, when, where and why of that great undertaking and its calamitous impact on the inhabitants of the area. It also documents the immigration of his Scottish ancestors into north central Nebraska and the cattlemen that they became, the lives of the homesteaders, the vigilantes who maintained law and order in the vast area north of the Niobrara River, and Sioux Indian Nations to the north.