THE LAST OUTLAW ~ RICK STEBER'S LATEST!
The Last Outlaw is the true story of Tobe Skiens, a 23-year-old Texas buckaroo, who rides into Eastern Oregon in 1906.
The Last Outlaw
The Last Outlaw is the true story of Tobe Skiens, a 23-year-old
Texas buckaroo, who rides into Eastern Oregon in 1906. He soon takes up the
outlaw trail, stealing horses and running them across a 2,000-mile swath of
desert country. This is a no-man's land that remained wild and outside the
fringe of civilization long after the remainder of the country has been
settled and gentrified. Tobe sells his stolen horses in Texas, Arizona and
New Mexico, and then turns around, steals more horses and drives them north
to Oregon. Stealing horses is the most dangerous and exciting of all
occupations. It is played for the highest of all possible stakes-a man's
The crimes Tobe is accused of quickly escalate from rustling cattle
and horses to kidnapping a young girl and keeping her for more than two
years-even fathering a child with her-and finally the killing of an unarmed
man in a cold-blooded shootout, followed by a posse giving chase for ten
long weeks. Out West here, any of these indiscretions, if a man is caught,
will have him dancing at the end of a short rope.