"My mother was a badger, my father was a griz … I can out shoot, out fight, and out ride any man. I have the fastest horse, the sharpest knife, and the finest rifle in the mountains. Hear my challenge echo in the valleys for any man of any nation to try to take my topknot. I will fight to the death for my right to be a free man, to trap the beaver and hunt the elk, to drink from cool streams, to sleep under the stars. I have no road to follow, I make my own… I have no man to answer to accept myself. I fear no creature on God's green earth, for I am a mountain man!!"