CMPheadsofstatePoredevel_AKEdward Louis Henry has been a cowhand, saddle bronc rodeo rider, WWII infantry sergeant, reporter, U.S. Foreign Service officer and speechwriter, plus has spent 30 years in advertising. A lifelong horseman and outdoorsman, Henry is active in mountain man rendezvous where he is known by his mountain man moniker, Poredevil. Western history is his passion. His extensive research adds a strong dose of authenticity to his books. He is a member of Western Writers of America and the author of the Temple Buck Quartet and Poredevil’s Beaver Tales. He lives in Bozeman, Montana, with his wife Gloria.

Mr. Henry’s books include The Temple Buck Quartet,  four novels that chronicle the beginnings, growth and ultimate demise of the short-lived Rocky Mountain Fur trade, following the exploits of hardy bands of frontiersmen as they explored, hunted and fought their way through the unexplored and dangerous world of the early Western territories. Poredevil’s Beaver Tales is a delightful collection of poems and stories told in the hip-sprung vernacular of a mountain man.

Edward Henry Louis reading “Snake,” an excerpt from Poredevil’s Beaver Tales.

Home Ground Interview

In the American myth, Mountain Men were loners, fighting Indians and the elements on their own. According to author Edward Louis Henry, in his interview on Yellowstone Public Radio’s Home Ground program, that isn’t quite the way it was. Listen to the author in his own words.