Gold may be a precious commodity today, but in the 1800s, it inspired several people to try a "hand" at finding the priceless element in the mountains of North America and Canada. The gold mines of Canada were where many mining stories were formed, especially among the Mountain Indians of Canada. In the new historical book by Rock Hunter, Gold War: The Lost Gold Mines of Canada's Mountain Indians, the geographic history of gold in Canada is expounded on through short stories. Legends are also examined, such as the story of the Indian Slumach and how his mysterious gold mine in the wilderness has never been located. Besides the historical significances of the gold mines in Canada, particularly in Princeton and British Columbia, Rock also discusses the geography of gold and how it forms with the recesses of the earth, which leads into a creation and evolution debate worth hearing.