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Bearstone is written by William Hobbs.  The main character is Cloyd.  He and his people, the Utes, have always had a strong relationship with the bears.  Cloyd is sent to work for a man named Walter.  As Cloyd is hiking one day, he finds a bearstone in an ancient burial area.  He decided to keep it for good luck.  Walter suggests that the two of them go up into the mountains to reopen The Pride of the West, which is an old gold mine.  While out riding, Cloyd comes face to face with the last grizzly bear in Colorado.  However, he finds that there is a trophy hunter after the bear.  The rest of the story goes through his challenges of saving the bear and Walter both.  It is suspenseful and there is a sequel to it.