Even a hero needs a friend and Bright Moon, a Chickasaw warrior and scout, soon befriends Sergeant McGowan in PATRIOT'S COURAGE. Bright Moon fights on the side of the Americans in General Anthony Wayne's army. Most of the time, the scout is called on to serve as a translator since he can speak the languages of many of the native tribes. He is adept at tracking, too. In his spare time, he likes to whittle.