Hugh Pendexter is remembered largely as a writer of historicals and Westerns. But he did write about the North as well. His novel Kings of the Missouri (1921) is considered his best. The book is about fur trading both in Canada and the US. Pendexter wrote a lot of short fiction for Argosy and Adventure, and was a pal of Talbot Mundy, another famous Adventure writer. Before writing, Pendexter taught high school in Maine and worked in the newspaper trade.