THEM’S MY PEOPLE begins with an 1875 era shenanigan about Ben, an old and poor pioneer who is doing all he can to feed his family, either within or outside the law—mostly outside and how he handles this situation as the authorities chase him. The assorted stories cover several decades reaching into the 1960s. They are vivid, colorful, comic, and tragic; they are full of pain, love, friendship, sin, temptation, and salvation. These people handled their problems and their situations in their own time, in their own way, in their own language, and according to their own customs and integrated patterns of human behavior. They are tough; they are hard hitting.