It has come to my attention that some terms I have used and will use may not be clear. This will help.
Badmen; lawbreakers, scum, and generally undesirable.
Bad man; A bad man to push. Someone who refuses to be bullied.
Little Beaver; A term of endearment towards a young person that the mountain men think show promise
Curly Wolf; A man known to be more than a little rough and tumble around the edges. Cunning and half wild when he has to be.
Palaver; to sit and hash things out
ruminate; To think seriously about something