On 22 April 1889, the American government opened the new Oklahoma territories to settlement. In this volume, Lucky Luke acts as a government agent and ensures that every candidate for settlement is treated fairly. He has to deal with jealousy, corruption and greed. As in other Lucky Luke volumes, readers discover different aspects of the United States' conquest of the Wild West.
Born and raised in Belgium, author Morris moved to the United States in 1946 for six years. There, he worked for MAD magazine and met Rene Goscinny, with whom he collaborated from 1955 until his own death in 1977. Goscinny also created the IznogoudA series with illustrator Tabary, published in English by Cinebook, and the hugely successful AsterixA series with illustrator Uderzo.