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Gilded Girls: Women Entertainers of the Old West by Chris Enss & JoAnn Chartier
The curtain rises and authors JoAnn Chartier and Chris Enss shine the spotlight on 14 entertaining women who sang, danced, acted in plays, performed equestrienne feats, and captured the hearts of the miners and homesteaders of the Frontier West. These "gilded girls" who performed in the mining...  more

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Covered Wagon Women: Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails, 1840-1849 by Kennet...
The women who traveled west in covered wagons during the 1840s speak through these letters and diaries. Here are the voices of Tamsen Donner and young Virginia Reed, members of the ill-fated Donner party; Patty Sessions, the Mormon midwife who delivered five babies on the trail between Omaha and...  more

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Women of the Sierra (Women of the West) by Anne Seagraves
This book is an eclectic history of the women pioneers of the Sierra Nevada region in the western United States. The book includes an Acknowledgments page, a Foreward,  an Introduction, a Map, a Table of Contents, and numerous interesting photographs and illustrations. Each...  more

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The Frontier in American History by Frederick Jackson Turner
The Frontier in American History By Frederick Jackson Turner

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Under the Texas Sun: Adventures of a Texas Cowpuncher by Anna Manns Dana
If Mark Twain had written about Texas, this might have been his book. A young boy, thrown into his mother's family when his father dies of Civil War wounds, early grows to be a young man herding cows on Texas' frontier ranges. But it is not Mark Twain's story; it is Malcolm Graham...  more

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African Creeks: Estelvste and the Creek Nation (Race and Culture in the American West...
Among the Creeks, they were known as Estelvste--black people--and they had lived among them since the days of the first Spanish entradas. They spoke the same language as the Creeks, ate the same foods, and shared kinship ties. Their only difference was the color of their skin. This book tells...  more

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Black, White, and Indian: Race and the Unmaking of an American Family by Claudio Saun...
Deceit, compromise, and betrayal were the painful costs of becoming American for many families. For people of Indian, African, and European descent living in the newly formed United States, the most personal and emotional choices--to honor a friendship or pursue an intimate relationship--were...  more

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Confederate Privateers (Classics in Maritime History) by William Morrison Robinson
The exploits of the Confederacy's "gentlemen adventurers".

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Pioneer Jews: A New Life in the Far West by Harriet Rochlin & Fred Rochlin
When people think of the Jewish immigrant experience, it's usually the Lower East Side of New York that comes to mind. But, in fact, thousands of Jews lived in western mining towns and on ranches and trading posts in the late nineteenth century. In this "colorful history of Jewish settlers in...  more

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Nine Years Among the Indians, 1870-1879: The Story of the Captivity and Life of a Tex...
"Lehmann's memoir is quite fantastic-sounding at times, but is regarded as one of the best of that rare breed of book, the first-person 'captivity story' . . . One of the values of Lehmann's book is its no-holds-barred, unapologetic tone." Rocky Mountain News As a young child, Herman Lehmann...  more

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The Comanche Barrier to South Plains Settlement by Rupert N. Richardson (Author) &...
When as a young academic in 1933 Rupert Richardson wrote the definitive work on Comanche Indians in the Texas South Plains, his primary sources included Comanche Indians themselves, their champions (few) and victims (many).

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Imperfect Union: How Jessie and John Fremont Mapped the West, Invented Celebrity, and...
Steve Inskeep tells the riveting story of John and Jessie Frémont, the husband and wife team who in the 1800s were instrumental in the westward expansion of the United States, and thus became America's first great political couple John C. Frémont, one of the United...  more

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Killing Crazy Horse: The Merciless Indian Wars in America (Bill O'Reilly's Killing Se...
The latest installment of the multimillion-selling Killing series is a gripping journey through the American West and the historic clashes between Native Americans and settlers. The bloody Battle of Tippecanoe was only the beginning. It's 1811 and President James Madison has ordered the...  more

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Outlaw Tales of the Old West: Fifty True Stories of Desperados, Crooks, Criminals, an...
This collection of fifty outlaw tales includes well-knowns such as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Frank and Jesse James, Belle Starr (and her dad), and Pancho Villa, along with a fair smattering of women, organized crime bosses, smugglers, and of course the usual suspects: highwaymen, bank...  more

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Frontier Grit: The Unlikely True Stories of Daring Pioneer Women by Marianne Monson
Discover the stories of twelve women who heard the call to settle the west and who came from all points of the globe to begin their journey. As a slave, Clara watched helpless as her husband and children were sold, only to be reunited with her youngest daughter, as a free woman, six decades...  more

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The Ladder of Rivers The Story of I. P. (Print) Olive by Harry E. Chrisman
Paperback,laminated pictoral cvr,1995 Cr Dawson Historicial Society,Revised ed,range cattle industry depected thru story of I. P. (Print)Olive,460 numbered pgs w/fold out map inside back cvr, Bibliography, Biography,Dawson County Historical Society Publishers,

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Covered Wagon Days: From the Private Journals of Albert Jerome Dickson by Albert Jero...
Albert Jerome Dickson was fourteen years old in 1864 when he left LaCrosse, Wisconsin, in a small caravan of covered wagons headed for Montana Territory. Thousands of emigrants had preceded him on the Oregon Trail, but none ever described the journey in sharper detail. Covered Wagon Days...  more

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The Adventures of the Mountain Men: True Tales of Hunting, Trapping, Fighting, Advent...
Incredible stories from those who thrived in the Wild West. The “mountain men? were the hunters and trappers who fiercely strode the Rocky Mountains in the early to mid-1800s. They braved the elements in search of the skins of beavers and other wild animals, to sell or barter for goods. The...  more

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Vanished Arizona: Recollections of the Army Life by a New England Woman by Martha Sum...
"Vanished Arizona: Recollections of My Army Life" is the story of Martha Summerhayes, a Nantucket woman who married a cavalry officer and moved with him to various Army forts in the late 19th century. It is a very personal story of Army life in Indian country, raising children under trying...  more

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Mr. Penrose: The Journal of Penrose, Seaman by William Williams
Long neglected as the first American novel, Mr. Penrose narrates the adventures of a British youth who flees an unhappy home life to seek his fortune on the high seas. Having learned the sailor?s trade, Penrose survives a series of nautical mishaps, only to be cast adrift on the Mosquito Coast....  more

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Wyatt Earp : The Life Behind the Legend by Casey Tefertiller
"Quite impressive. I doubt if there has been or will be a more deeply researched and convincing account." —Evan Connell, author Son of the Morning Star: Custer and the Little Bighorn "The book to end all Earp books—the most complete, and most meticulously researched." —Jack...  more

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When the Heavens Frowned by Joseph Leander Cline
In 1892, Joseph L. Cline, the brother of Dr. Isaac Monroe Cline, joined his sibling in the service of the Weather Bureau in Galveston. Eight years later, he became one of the town's heroes.Working in conjunction with his brother, Cline was responsible for sending out the last message to...  more

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Gunfighter: An Autobiography by John Wesley Hardin & John Wesley Hardin
The imprisonment of outlaw John Wesley Hardin in Texas marked the end of his journal, which remains the only authentic autobiography of a Cowboy. After his first murder at age 15, Hardin proceeded to live a life on the run, the archetypal wanted man, pursued by lynch mobs, bounty hunters and...  more

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David Crockett: The Lion of the West by Michael Wallis
"Vivid, Comprehensible . . . cuts through decades of mythmaking." ?Texas Monthly Popular culture transformed his memory into ?Davy Crockett,? and Hollywood gave him a raccoon hat he hardly ever wore. In this surprising New York Times bestseller, historian Michael Wallis has cast a fresh look at...  more

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Kingdom of Nauvoo: The Rise and Fall of a Religious Empire on the American Frontier b...
An extraordinary story of faith and violence in nineteenth-century America, based on previously confidential documents from the Mormon Church.Compared to the Puritans, Mormons have rarely gotten their due, often treated as fringe cultists or marginalized polygamists unworthy of serious...  more

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American Character : Curious Life of Charles Fletcher Lummis and the Rediscovery of t...
Charles Fletcher Lummis began his spectacular career in 1884 by walking from Ohio to start a new job at the three-year old Los Angeles Times. By the time of his death in 1928, the 3,500 mile "tramp across the continent" was just a footnote in his astonishingly varied career: crusading...  more

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Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir by Deborah A. Miranda
This beautiful and devastating book--part tribal history, part lyric and intimate memoir--should be required reading for anyone seeking to learn about California Indian history, past and present. Deborah A. Miranda tells stories of her Ohlone Costanoan Esselen family as well as the experience of...  more

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Father Forgive Them: The Rachel Plummer Story by Garlyn Webb Wilburn
On a warm, clear day in the spring of 1836 seventeen-year-old Rachel Parker Plummer and her eighteen-month-old baby boy were abducted from their home in central Texas by a raiding party of Comanche and Kiowa Indians. She was, at that time, three months pregnant. Separated from her son and three...  more

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Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire: A Story of Weal...
In the tradition of The Lost City of Z and Skeleton in the Zahara, Astoria is the thrilling, true-adventure tale of the 1810 Astor Expedition, an epic, now forgotten, three-year journey to forge an American empire on the Pacific Coast. Peter Stark offers a harrowing saga in which a band of...  more

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Sierra Stories: Tales of Dreamers, Schemers, Bigots, and Rogues by Gary Noy
The Hidden History of High Country The Sierra Nevada has long been the domain of dreams, attracting the heroic and delusional, the best of humanity and the worst. Along with towering granite mountains, crystalline lakes, and spiky conifer forests, the Sierra is also home to tales so outlandish...  more

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The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman (Women in the West) by Margot Mifflin
In 1851 Olive Oatman was a thirteen-year-old pioneer traveling west toward Zion with her Mormon family. Within a decade, she was a white Indian with a chin tattoo, caught between cultures. The Blue Tattoo tells the harrowing story of this forgotten heroine of frontier America. Orphaned when her...  more

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Tombstone: The Earp Brothers, Doc Holliday, and the Vendetta Ride from Hell by Tom Cl...
On the afternoon of October 26, 1881, eight men clashed in what would be known as the most famous shootout in American frontier history. Thirty bullets were exchanged in thirty seconds, killing three men and wounding three others. The fight sprang forth from a tense, hot summer. Cattle...  more

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Lord Grizzly by Frederick Manfred
True-life adventurer Hugh Glass, a 19th century explorer of the Old West, was deserted by his party after being mauled by a bear. Manfred tells of the ten missing years in Glass's life, his superhuman struggle to survive, and his all-too-human quest for revenge.

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Blood and Thunder: The Epic Story of Kit Carson and the Conquest of the American West...
Praise for Blood and Thunder“Kit Carson’s role in the conquest of the Navajo during and after the Civil War remains one of the most dramatic and significant episodes in the history of the American West. Hampton Sides portrays Carson in the larger context of the conquest of the...  more

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Ride the Devil's Herd: Wyatt Earp's Epic Battle Against the West's Biggest Outlaw Gan...
Wyatt Earp is regarded as the most famous lawman of the Old West, best known for his role in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona. But the story of his two-year war with a band of outlaws known as the Cowboys has never been told in full. The Cowboys were the largest outlaw gang...  more

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An Ordinary Woman : A Dramatized Biography of Nancy Kelsey by Cecelia Holland
In the spring of 1841, a courageous young woman named Nancy Kelsey set out her husband, Ben, and infant daughter, Martha Ann, from their Missouri homestead on a harrowing track that would lead her into the pages of history. With a small band of pioneers, Nancy and Ben blazed a trail across a...  more

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Crazy Horse and Custer : The Parallel Lives of Two American Warriors by Stephen E. Am...
On the sparkling morning of June 25, 1876, 611  men of the United States 7th Cavalry rode toward the  banks of the Little Bighorn in the Montana  Territory, where 3,000 Indians stood waiting for battle.  The lives of two great warriors would soon...  more

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Murder and Mayhem in Scott County, Iowa (Murder & Mayhem) by John Brassard Jr.
Scott County is one of the oldest counties in Iowa. It is where the Blackhawk Treaty was signed and where the first railroad bridge across the Mississippi River was built. But Scott County has also been witness to many shameful deeds. Travel down Utica Ridge Road, where young Grace Reed paid the...  more

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Billy the Kid: The Endless Ride by Michael Wallis
"Countless books have been written about the infamous outlaw...this is surely one of the best."—Publishers Weekly, starred reviewIn this revisionist biography, award-winning historian Michael Wallis re-creates the rich anecdotal saga of Billy the Kid (1859-1881), a young man who became a...  more

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My Life as an Indian: The Story of a Red Woman and a White Man in the Lodges of the B...
A fascinating memoir of a white man who gained access to the private lives of the Blackfeet Indians. First published in 1907, My Life as an Indian is the memoir of J. W. Schultz?s life as a young white man among the Piegan Blackfeet in the Montana Territory. Inspired by the journals of Lewis...  more

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The Three-Cornered War: The Union, the Confederacy, and Native Peoples in the Fight f...
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Soldiers Falling Into Camp: The Battles at the Rosebud and the Little Big Horn by Rob...
Joseph Marshall III, an Ogala/Sicangu Lakota Sioux, details the oral tradition of how his tribal ancestors fought the 7th Cavalry at the Battles of the Rosebud and the Little Big Horn. Two of Mr. Marshall's great-uncles were there on that fateful June day in 1876. Professor Frederick...  more

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Ben Thompson: Portrait of a Gunfighter (A.C. Greene Series) by Thomas C Bicknell &...
Ben Thompson was a remarkable man, and few Texans can claim to have crowded more excitement, danger, drama, and tragedy into their lives than he did. He was an Indian fighter, Texas Ranger, Confederate cavalryman, mercenary for a foreign emperor, hired gun for a railroad, an elected lawman,...  more

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Custer by Larry McMurtry
In this lavishly illustrated volume, Pulitzer Prize winner Larry McMurtry, the American West?s greatest chronicler, delivers a defining portrait of the life and legacy of the West?s most legendary figure, George Armstrong Custer. On June 25, 1876, George Armstrong Custer and his 7th Cavalry...  more

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Chief Joseph & the Flight of the Nez Perce: The Untold Story of an American Tragedy b...
Hidden in the shadow cast by the great western expeditions of Lewis and Clark and the westward moving pioneers lies another journey, every bit as poignant, every bit as dramatic, and every bit as essential to an understanding of who we are as a nation––the 1800–mile journey of...  more

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Chief Joseph & the Flight of the Nez Perce: The Untold Story of an American Tragedy b...
Hidden in the shadow cast by the great western expeditions of Lewis and Clark lies another journey every bit as poignant, every bit as dramatic, and every bit as essential to an understanding of who we are as a nation -- the 1,800-mile journey made by Chief Joseph and eight hundred Nez Perce...  more

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Toward the Setting Sun: Pioneer Girls Traveling the Overland Trails by Mary O'Brien B...
Driven by the promise of prosperity, thousands of men and women traveled west in the mid-1800s. Accompanying them were their children, wide-eyed and excited about the adventures that awaited as they headed toward the setting sun. Little did they know how treacherous and grueling the trip would...  more

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A Texas Ranger by N. A. Jennings
Eighteen-year-old Napoleon Augustus Jennings came to Texas in 1874 and joined a special force of Texas ranger charged with border patrol under the command of L.H. McNelly. At this time the South Texas region was home to hundreds of outlaws and riffraff, and some three thousand Mexican guerrillas...  more

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The World of the American West [2 volumes]: A Daily Life Encyclopedia (Daily Life Enc...
What was life really like for ordinary people in the Old West? What did they eat, wear, and think? How did they raise their children? How did they interact with government? What did they do for fun? This encyclopedia provides readers with an engaging and detailed portrayal of the Old West...  more

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To California by Sea: A Maritime History of the California Gold Rush by James P. Delg...
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The Mountain Men: The Dramatic History and Lore of the First Frontiersmen by George L...
To know how the West was really won, start with the exploits of these unsung buckskin survivalists.

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Indians, Fire, and the Land in the Pacific Northwest by Unknown Author
Early explorers to the Pacific Northwest expected to encounter a land of dense forests. Instead, their writings reveal that they were often surprised to discover spacious meadows, prairies, and open spaces. Far from a pristine wilderness, much of the Northwest landscape was actively managed and...  more

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A Glorious Defeat: Mexico and Its War with the United States by Timothy J. Henderson
Why Mexico Went To War With The United States The war that was fought between the United States and Mexico from 1846 to 1848 was a major event in the history of both countries: it cost Mexico half of its national territory, opened western North America to U.S. expansion, and brought to the...  more

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A Country of Vast Designs: James K. Polk and the Conquest of the American Continent b...
When James K. Polk was elected president in 1844, the United States was locked in a bitter diplomatic struggle with Britain over the rich lands of the Oregon Territory, which included what is now Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Texas, not yet part of the Union, was threatened by a more powerful...  more

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Forging a President: How the Wild West Created Teddy Roosevelt by William Hazelgrove
"There are few sensations I prefer to that of galloping over these rolling limitless prairies, with rifle in hand, or winding my way among the barren, fantastic and grimly picturesque deserts of the so-called Bad Lands." ?Theodore Roosevelt He was born a city boy in Manhattan; but it wasn't...  more

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Cannibalism, Headhunting and Human Sacrifice in North America: A History Forgotten by...
This riveting volume dispels the sanitized history surrounding Native American practices toward their enemies that preceded the European exploration and colonization of North America. We abandon truth when we gloss over the clashes between Native Americans and Europeans, encounters of parties...  more

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THE HAND GUN STORY by John Walter
The Handgun Story traces the fascinating history of the 'one hand gun' from its crude fourteenth-century origins to the sophisticated products of today. As technology has progressed, handguns have got smaller and deadlier, to be carried in holsters, pockets and even lady's mufflers. Today they...  more

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Dreams of El Dorado: A History of the American West by H. W. Brands
From a New York Times-bestselling author, a sweeping history of the American West In Dreams of El Dorado, H. W. Brands tells the thrilling, panoramic story of the settling of the American West. He takes us from John Jacob Astor's fur trading outpost in Oregon to the Texas Revolution, from the...  more

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Brave Hearts: Indian Women of the Plains by Joseph Agonito
Brave Hearts: Indian Women of the Plains tells the story of Plains Indian women through a series of fascinating vignettes. They are a remarkable group of women ? some famous, some obscure. Some were hunters, some were warriors and, in a rare case, one was a chief; some lived extraordinary lives,...  more

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Lady at the OK Corral: The True Story of Josephine Marcus Earp by Ann Kirschner
Lady at the O.K. Corral: The True Story of Josephine Marcus Earp by Ann Kirschner is the definitive biography of a Jewish girl from New York who won the heart of Wyatt Earp. For nearly fifty years, she was the common-law wife of Wyatt Earp: hero of the O.K. Corral and the most famous lawman...  more

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Crazy Horse: The Strange Man of the Oglala by Mari Sandoz
For the American Indians the 19th century was a disaster. It started promisingly enough; there seemed to be land for everyone. But the trickle of immigrants flowing westward increased to a flood, and the two cultures glowered at each other with hatred. Crazy Horse was one of the last Indian...  more

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Captivity of the Oatman Girls: Being an Interesting Narrative of Life Among the Apach...
The story of the Oatman girls, Olive and Mary Ann, is one of the most famous accounts of the abduction of white women by indigenous Indians in the annals of the history of the American western frontier. The Oatman's, led by their patriarch Royce, were a family of nine. Members of the Mormon...  more

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Indian Heroes and Great Chieftains by Charles A. Eastman
INDIAN HEROES AND GREAT CHIEFTAINS presents intriguing biographical sketches of 15 great Native American leaders, mostly Sioux, including portraits of Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, and Spotted Tail. Charles Eastman traces their historical importance to both the white man and Native people. ...  more

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Spotted Tail's Folk: A History of the Brule Sioux (Civilization of the American India...
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Bighorse the Warrior by Tiana Bighorse
"I want to talk about my tragic story, because if I don't, it will get into my mind and get into my dream and make me crazy." When the Navajos were taken from their land by the federal government in the 1860s, thousands lost their lives on the infamous Long Walk, while those who...  more

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Geronimo and the End of the Apache Wars by Unknown Author
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Blood on the Saddle: The Life of Doc Scurlock by David Garrett & Mica Pharris
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Sacajawea by Harold P. Howard
In the saga of early western exploration a young Shoshoni Indian girl named Sacajawea is famed as a guide and interpreter for the Lewis and Clark Expedition to the Far Northwest between 1804 and 1806. Her fame rests upon her contributions to the expedition. In guiding them through the...  more

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The American Railroad Network, 1861-1890 by George Rogers Taylor & Irene D. Neu
Rapid population growth in the Great Plains and the American West after the Civil War was the result not only of railroad expansion but of a collaboration among competing railroads to adopt a uniform width for track. The American Railroad Network, 1861-1890 shows how the consolidation of smaller...  more

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Country and Western Songbook by Robert Dolezal (Editor)
The book is a compendium of country and western songs from the turn of the century to the present. You will find the parlor songs of the 1900's, the first commercial favorites of the 1920's, the railroading and prison songs so popular in the '30s, the lost love and cheating songs of...  more

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My People The Sioux by Luther Standing Bear
?one of the most engaging and veracious accounts we have ever had.? - Van Wyck Brooks Born in the 1860s, the son of a Lakota chief, Standing Bear was in the first class at Carlisle Indian School, witnessed the Ghost Dance uprising from the Pine Ridge Reservation, toured Europe with Buffalo...  more

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American Indian Food and Lore by Carolyn Niethammer
This books is about American Indian Food and lore. It contains 150 authentic recipes. The book shows how daily meals are still being prepared according to traditional methods. Included are more than fifty plants most frequently used by the Indians.

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Calamity Jane by Roberta Sollid
Stories about Calamity Jane have fascinated readers for generations. This book, one of the first authoritative factual sources, separates the mythical, romanticized Calamity depicted in dime novels and Hollywood films from the real, flesh-and-blood woman. After thirty-five years, it is...  more

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War on the Run: The Epic Story of Robert Rogers and the Conquest of America's First F...
Often hailed as the godfather of today?s elite special forces, Robert Rogers trained and led an unorthodox unit of green provincials, raw woodsmen, farmers, and Indian scouts on ?impossible? missions in colonial America that are still the stuff of soldiers? legend. The child of marginalized...  more

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Lincoln's Bishop by Gustav Niebuhr
In the tradition of Doris Kearns Goodwin's Team of Rivals comes Gustav Niebuhr's compelling history of Abraham Lincoln's decision in 1862 to spare the lives of 265 condemned Sioux men, and the Episcopal bishop who was his moral compass, helping guide the president's conscience.More than a...  more

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Revolver: Sam Colt and the Six-Shooter That Changed America by Jim Rasenberger
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The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of a Donner Party Bride (P.S.) by Dan...
In April of 1846, Sarah Graves was twenty-one and in love with a young man who played the violin. But she was torn. Her mother, father, and eight siblings were about to disappear over the western horizon forever, bound for California. Sarah could not bear to see them go out of her life, and so...  more

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A Victorian Gentlewoman in the Far West: The Reminiscences of Mary Hallock Foote by M...
Starting with her nostalgically remembered childhood on a Quaker farm on the Hudson River, Mary Hallock Foote tells the story of her training as an artist in the 1860s and of her marriage to a mining engineer whose jobs took the young couple west in the closing days of the frontier. She left...  more

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El llano estacado: Exploration and Imagination on the High Plains of Texas and New Me...
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Wagons West: The Epic Story of America's Overland Trails by F.J. MCLYNN
Wagons West The Epic Story of America's Overland Trails by McLynn, F.J. ( Author ) ON Mar-06-2003, Paperback - McLynn, F.J. - Vintage

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Wagons West: The Epic Story of America's Overland Trails by Frank McLynn
In all the sagas of human migration, few can top the drama of the journey by midwestern farmers to Oregon and California in the years 1840-49. Seeking the promised land, these travelers trekked two thousand miles by covered wagon from Missouri to their destinations on the Pacific coast. Although...  more

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Wagons West: The Epic Story of America's Overland Trails by Frank McLynn
Frank McLynn has penned a year-by-year account of the pioneering efforts to conquer and settle the American West. Wagons West is a stirring history of the years from 1840 to 1849 - between the era of the fur trappers and the beginning of the gold rush. In all the sagas of human migration, few...  more

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An Ordinary Woman: A Dramatized Biography of Nancy Kelsey by Cecelia Holland
With her stunningly realistic and exhaustively researched novels, Cecelia Holland has earned unanimous acclaim as one of the finest historical novelists of our time. Her subjects range from the dawn of prehistory and the turbulent middle ages to the rough-and-tumble pioneer days of her own...  more

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Once They Were Hats: In Search of the Mighty Beaver by Frances Backhouse
Beavers, those icons of industriousness, have been gnawing down trees, building dams, shaping the land, and creating critical habitat in North America for at least a million years. Once one of the continent?s most ubiquitous mammals, they ranged from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and from the Rio...  more

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Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the ...
In the tradition of "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee", a stunningly vivid historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West, centering on Quanah, the greatest Comanche chief of them all, "Empire of the Summer Moon" spans two...  more

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Roaring Camp: The Social World of the California Gold Rush by Susan Lee Johnson
Historical insight is the alchemy that transforms the familiar story of the Gold Rush into something sparkling and new. The world of the Gold Rush that comes down to us through fiction and film--of unshaven men named Stumpy and Kentuck raising hell and panning for gold--is one of half-truths. In...  more

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Across the Great Divide: Cultures of Manhood in the American West by Unknown Author
From Custer and Geronimo to John Wayne and the Marlboro Man, American notions of masculinity have been deeply interwoven with our ideas about the West. But there's more to the relationship between manhood and the frontier than a simple tale of cowboys and Indians, ruggedness and civilization....  more

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I Am the Grand Canyon: The Story of the Havasupai People by Stephen Hirst
I Am the Grand Canyon is the story of the Havasupai people. From their origins among the first group of Indians to arrive in North America some 20,000 years ago to their epic struggle to regain traditional lands taken from them in the nineteenth century, the Havasupai have a long and colorful...  more

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Cult of Glory: The Bold and Brutal History of the Texas Rangers by Doug J. Swanson
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Texas Women on the Cattle Trails (Sam Rayburn Series on Rural Life) by Unknown Author
Texas Women on the Cattle Trails tells the stories of sixteen women who drove cattle up the trail from Texas during the last half of the nineteenth century. Some were young; some were old (over thirty). Some took to the trails by choice; others, out of necessity. Some went along to look at the...  more

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The Last Conquistador: Juan De Onate and the Settling of the Far Southwest (Oklahoma ...
This book chronicles the life and frontier career of Don Juan de Oñate, the first colonizer of the old Spanish Borderlands. Born in Zacatecas, Mexico, in the mid-sixteenth century, Don Juan was the prominent son of an aristocratic silver-mining family. In 1598, in his late forties,...  more

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The Life and Adventures of Nat Love by Nat Love
We witness Nat s days in slavery, his attachment to his mother and family which yields to the temptation of the West. We are carried through his introduction to the range where he becomes an expert cowboy and marksman. After winning a shooting contest in Deadwood, South Dakota in 1876, his...  more

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Across the wide Missouri by Bernard DeVoto
About the Rocky Mountain fur trade during the years of its climax 1833 through 1838 with special focus on the expedition headed by a Scottish sportsman, William Drummond Stewart, accompanied by a talented artist, Alfred Jacob Miller--includes his pictorial history of the early west.

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And Prairie Dogs Weren't Kosher: Jewish Women in the Upper Midwest Since 1855 by Lind...
Linking the personal and the historical, Schloff integrates oral accounts, diaries, letters, and autobiographies with original research and interpretation to shed vital new light on the Jewish experience in America's heartland. The book uses the voices of four generations of Jewish women who...  more

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Covered Wagon Women: Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails 1853-1854 (Covered W...
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Heart of the Trail: Stories of Covered Wagon Women by Mary Barmeyer O'Brien
Updated and expanded for its twentieth anniversary?the beloved book that tells the stories of the women who traveled West. In Heart of the Trail Mary Barmeyer O'Brien beautifully captures the triumphs and tribulations of women who crossed the American frontier by wagon during the great Western...  more

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Lost Bird of Wounded Knee: Spirit of the Lakota by Renee sansom Flood
In December 1890 the U.S. Seventh Cavalry massacred a band of Lakota men, women, and children at Wounded Knee, South Dakota. Miraculously, after a four-day blizzard, an infant was found alive under the frozen body of her dead mother. The dashing brigadier general (and future Assistant Attorney...  more

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Calamity Jane and Her Siblings by Jan Cerney
The mere mention of Calamity Jane conjures up images of buckskins, bull whips and dance halls, but there?s more to the woman than the storied legend she became. Born Martha Canary, she was orphaned as a child and assumed the responsibility of caring for her siblings. Much too young and ambitious...  more

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The Other Custers: Tom, Boston, Nevin, and Maggie in the Shadow of George Armstrong C...
Not one, not two, but three Custer brothers died at the Little Bighorn?and so did their only sister's husband. Most do not realize that not one, not two, but three Custer brothers died with the 7th Cavalry at the hands of the Sioux and Cheyenne at Little Bighorn in 1876. So too did their...  more

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Wild Bunch Women by Michael Rutter
Explore the lives of the pistol-packing, hell-raising, high-spirited gals who hung out with Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch outlaw gang.

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Crazy Horse by William B. Matson
The Lakota warrior's life & legacy : the Edward Clown family The Edward Clown (Crazy Horse) family, nearest living relatives to the Oglala Lakota war leader, presents the family tales and memories told to them about their famous grandfather. In many ways the oral history differs from...  more

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West from Appomattox: The Reconstruction of America after the Civil War by Heather Co...
The story of Reconstruction is not simply about the rebuilding of the South after the Civil War. Instead, the late nineteenth century defined modern America, as Southerners, Northerners, and Westerners gradually hammered out a national identity that united three regions into a country that...  more

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Doc Holliday: The Life and Legend by Gary L. Roberts
He was a study in contrasts: the legendary gunslinger who made his living as a dentist; the emaciated consumptive whose very name struck fear in the hearts of his enemies; the degenerate gambler and alcoholic whose fierce loyalty to his friends compelled him, more than once, to risk his own...  more

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Gatewood and Geronimo by Louis Kraft
The two pre-eminent warriors of the Apache Wars between 1878 and 1886, Lieutenant Charles B. Gatewood of the Sixth United States Cavalry and Chiricahua leader Geronimo, respected one another in peace and feared one another in war. Within two years of his posting to Arizona in 1878, Gatewood...  more

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The Custer Myth by W. A. Graham
Introduction by Brian C. Pohanka, 65 b/w photos 22 drawings 10 maps 7 x 10 "The Custer Myth is truly a source book. Students of the Indian Wars will be forever indebted to Colonel Graham for his compilation and to Fred Dustin for his comprehensive bibliography." -The New York Times...  more

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Basin and Range by John McPhee
The first of John McPhee’s works in his series on geology and geologists, Basin and Range is a book of journeys through ancient terrains, always in juxtaposition with travels in the modern world—a history of vanished landscapes, enhanced by the histories of people who bring them to...  more

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Native Americans of California and Nevada by Jack D. Forbes
Ethnographic study of Indian culture from the prehistoric to present day times, covering an area that today includes California and Nevada. A fascinating history of Indian-white relations with a section on the multicultural approach to Indian education.

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How the West Was Drawn: Mapping, Indians, and the Construction of the Trans-Mississip...
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The Fights on the Little Horn: Unveiling the Mysteries of Custer's Last Stand by Gord...
Winner of the 2014 John Carroll Award, presented annually by The Little Big Horn Associates, as their Literary Award for the best book/monograph during the preceding year. Winner 2014 G. Joseph Sills Jr. Book Award This remarkable book synthesizes a lifetime of in-depth research into one of...  more

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My Life on the Plains by George Armstrong Custer & Milo Milton Quaife (Editor)
A personal narrative of the most famous cavalry leader America ever produced. A vivid picture of the American West, the rigors of life for the settlers, and the horrors of Indian warfare.

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Dreams of El Dorado: A History of the American West by H. W. Brands
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Webb Garrison's Civil War Dictionary: An Illustrated Guide to the Everyday Language o...
In the 140-plus years since the American Civil War, the American language has changed dramatically. As the meanings of many words have become obscure or lost, links with the vibrant language of the Civil War era have dissolved, and much of that which had meaning to our forefathers no longer...  more

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Entertaining Women: Actresses, Dancers, and Singers in the Old West by Chris Enss
The Gold Rush West was dotted with mining boomtowns and bustling new cities that sprang up overnight around strikes. Fortunes were made and lost daily, lawlessness was commonplace, and gambling dens, saloons, brothels, and dance halls thrived, but after a while the miners and merchants began to...  more

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German Pioneers on the American Frontier: The Wagners in Texas and Illinois by Andrea...
German Pioneers on the American Frontier is a case study of two brothers, Julius and Wilhelm Wagner, who immigrated to the United States from Baden, Germany. Julius immigrated as part of an early communist group, the "Darmstadters" or "Forty", who established the utopian settlement of Bettina in...  more

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Maria von Blucher's Corpus Christi: Letters from the South Texas Frontier, 1849-1879 ...
In 1849, a young German bride and her husband stepped off a ship in Corpus Christi Bay to establish their home in the new frontier settlement. For the next three decades Maria von Blücher wrote letters home describing the hardships of droughts and Indian and bandit raids, the chaos of the...  more

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Wanderers Between Two Worlds: German Rebels In The American West, 1830-1860 by Dougla...
Wanderers Between Two Worlds: German Rebels in the American West, 1830-1860 by Douglas Hale In the 1830s a small band of visionary university students launched an audacious, but abortive, rebellion against the German Confederation in an effort to achieve unity and freedom for their country....  more

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Die Kettner Briefe: The Kettner Lettners: A Firsthand Account of a German Immigrant ...
?Die Kettner Briefe? consists of 39 letters exchanged between Franz Kettner and his family in Germany from 1850 to 1875. The letters, printed in German with their English translations, read like a good adventure novel with each letter providing a much anticipated new chapter. The story is...  more

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Eagle in the New World: German Immigration to Texas and America by Theodore Gish (Edi...
Discusses the German emigration from the homeland to the settlement in the Texas Hill country.

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The European Texans (Texans All) by Allan O. Kownslar
"The European Texans highlights the contributions of those who immigrated to Texas from Europe. Allan O. Kownslar introduces readers to the life and culture of French, English, Scottish, Irish, Dutch, Belgian, Swiss, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, German, Wend, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Italian,...  more

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An Immigrant Miller Picks Texas: The Letters of Carl Hilmar Guenther by Carl Hilmar G...
After Carl Hilmar Guenther, 22, sailed from Germany in 1848 to seek his fortune, he began an odyssey of more than two years through the new United States. He tried construction and factory work in New York, did farming and milling in Wisconsin and Ohio, was a carpenter on a plantation in...  more

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Friedrichsburg: Colony of the German Furstenverein (Jack and Doris Smothers Series in...
Founded in 1846, Fredericksburg, Texas, was established by German noblemen who enticed thousands of their compatriots to flee their overcrowded homeland with the prospect of free land in a place that was portrayed as a new Garden of Eden. Few of the settlers, however, were prepared for the harsh...  more

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German Seed in Texas Soil: Immigrant Farmers in Nineteenth-Century Texas by Terry G. ...
Terry Jordan explores how German immigrants in the nineteenth century influenced and were influenced by the agricultural life in the areas of Texas where they settled. His findings both support the notion of ethnic distinctiveness and reveal the extent to which German Texans adopted the farming...  more

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New World View: Letters from a German Immigrant Family in Texas (1854-1885) by Unknow...
New World View: Letters from a German Immigrant Family in Texas, 1854-1885 is a bilingual and annotated edition of a collection of letters written by a 19th century German immigrant family in Texas. Christian Friedrich Bergmann and his family belonged to the large wave of German immigrants that...  more

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Texas, with Particular Reference to German Immigration & the Flora, Fauna, Land and I...
Written during an expedition to the German settlements of the Republic of Texas in the 1840s, this travelogue of bygone Texas was penned by the Father of Texas Geology. Roemer wrote about the geology and the land, as well as the habits and customs of the people of Texas...and he wrote it well....  more

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Helen J. Stewart: First Lady of Las Vegas by Sally Zanjani & Carrie Townley Porte...
Known as the mistress of the Mormon Trail, Helen J. Stewart not only paved the way for women in the west, but also was instrumental in laying the groundwork for the future of Las Vegas.Born in the Midwest in the mid-1800s, uprooted and transplanted as a young girl into the frenzied gold rush...  more

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Lost in the Yellowstone: "Thirty-Seven Days of Peril" and a Handwritten Account of Be...
In 1870, Truman Everts visited what would two years later become Yellowstone National Park, traveling with an exploration party intent on mapping and investigating that mysterious region. Scattered reports of a mostly unexplored wilderness filled with natural wonders had caught the public?s...  more

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Lost In the Yellowstone: Truman Everts's Thirty Seven Days of Peril by Lee H. Whittle...
The incredible true adventure of the only person known to have survived so long while lost in Yellowstone wilderness. When Truman Evert visited the Yellowstone area in 1870, the Yellowstone belonged to myth. Scattered reports of a mostly unexplored wilderness filled with natural wonders...  more

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The Journey Of Crazy Horse: A Lakota History by Joseph M. Marshall
Most of the world remembers Crazy Horse as a peerless warrior who brought the U.S. Army to its knees at the Battle of Little Bighorn. But to his fellow Lakota Indians, he was a dutiful son and humble fighting man who—with valor, spirit, respect, and unparalleled leadership—fought...  more

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Fort Union and the Upper Missouri Fur Trade by Barton H. Barbour
In this book, Barton Barbour presents the first comprehensive history of Fort Union, the nineteenth century's most important and longest-lived Upper Missouri River fur trading post. Barbour explores the economic, social, legal, cultural, and political significance of the fort that was the...  more

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Son of the Morning Star: Custer and the Little Bighorn by Evan S. Connell
A runaway bestseller in hardcover and paperback, Son of the Morning Star will now bring the adventurous tale of General George Armstrong Custer to a new, even wider audience. Ties in to a two-part CBS television miniseries airing this summer. "A new American classic."--Time.

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Iron Empires: Robber Barons, Railroads, and the Making of Modern America by Michael H...
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Rising From The Plains by John McPhee
Bestselling author McPhee takes us on another exciting geological excursion with this engaging account of life--past and present--in the high plains of Wyoming.

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Leaders of the Sioux: The Lives and Legacies of Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse and Red Clo...
*Includes pictures of Sitting Bull and Red Cloud, depictions of Crazy Horse, and important people and places in their lives. *Explains several Lakota oral legends, including the origins of the names Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse. *Explains the Battle of the Little Bighorn and their roles in it....  more

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We Need to Dream All This Again: An Account of Crazy Horse, Custer and the Battle of ...
In this "dramatic narrative in both prose and poetry," Chief Crazy Horse and his tribe battle Colonel Custer for control of the Black Hills. Pomerance adds modern touches and shifts between Washington and Little Bighorn in what PW called a "stunning evocation of Indian-white...  more

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"Boots and Saddles"; or, Life in Dakota with General Custer (Dodo Press) by Elizabeth...
Elizabeth Custer, nče Bacon (1842-1933) was the wife of General George Armstrong Custer (1839-1876). After his death, she became an outspoken advocate for her husband?s legacy. In 1876, Lieutenant Colonel Custer campaigned against the Sioux. From Fort Abraham Lincoln in what is now North Dakota,...  more

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Shotguns and Stagecoaches: The Brave Men Who Rode for Wells Fargo in the Wild West by...
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Soiled Doves: Prostitution in the Early West (Women of the West) by Anne Seagraves
Soiled Doves tells of the grey world of prostitution and the women who participated in the oldest profession. Colorful, if not socially acceptable, these ladies of easy virtue were a definite part of the early West. Wearing ruffled petticoats with fancy bows, they were glamorous and plain, good...  more

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One Vast Winter Count: The Native American West before Lewis and Clark (History of th...
A Selection of the History Book Club, Military Book Club, and Reader's Subscription Book ClubOne of Publishers Weekly's Best Books of 2003This magnificent, sweeping work traces the histories of the Native peoples of the American West from their arrival thousands of years ago to the early years...  more

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Wicked Women: Notorious, Mischievous, and Wayward Ladies from the Old West by Chris E...
This collection of short, action-filled stories of the Old West?s most egregiously badly behaved female outlaws, gamblers, soiled doves, and other wicked women by award-winning Western history author Chris Enss offers a glimpse into Western Women?s experience that's less sunbonnets and more...  more

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Lions of the West by Robert Morgan
From Thomas Jefferson?s birth in 1743 to the California Gold rush in 1849, America?s Manifest destiny comes to life in Robert Morgan?s skilled hands. Jefferson, a naturalist and visionary, dreamed that the United States would stretch across the continent from ocean to ocean. The account of how...  more

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Lions of the West: Heroes and Villains of the Westward Expansion by Robert Morgan
From Thomas Jefferson?s birth in 1743 to the California Gold Rush in 1849, America?s westward expansion comes to life in the hands of a writer fascinated by the way individual lives link up, illuminate one another, and collectively impact history. Jefferson, a naturalist and visionary,...  more

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The Dead March: A History of the Mexican-American War by Peter Guardino
By focusing on the experiences of ordinary Mexicans and Americans, The Dead March offers a clearer historical picture than we have ever had of the brief, bloody war that redrew the map of North America.Peter Guardino invites skepticism about the received view that the United States emerged...  more

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Big Bear: (Mistahimusqua) (Canadian Biography) by Jim Miller
Big Bear, chief of a Plains Cree community in western Canada in the late 19th century, was a transitional figure between the height of Plains Indian culture and the modern era. During the 1870s and early 1880s, Big Bear became the focal point of opposition for Cree and Saulteaux bands that did...  more

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According to Kate: The Legendary Life of Big Nose Kate, Love of Doc Holliday by Chris...
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'Horses Worn to Mere Shadows': The Victorio Campaign 1880 by Robert N. Watt
This study, following on from the author's acclaimed book 'I Will Not Surrender a Hair of a Horse's Tail', commences with Victorio?s return to New Mexico in January 1880. The US army?s January to February campaign illustrates the operational decoy strategy employed by Victorio to protect his own...  more

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Mochi's War: The Tragedy of Sand Creek by Chris Enss & Howard Kazanjian
Colorado Territory in 1864 wasn't merely the wild west, it was a land in limbo while the Civil War raged in the east and politics swirled around its potential admission to the union. The territorial governor, John Evans, had ambitions on the national stage should statehood occur--and he was...  more

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Albert Bierstadt: Witness to a Changing West (The Charles M. Russell Center Series on...
As one of America?s most prominent nineteenth-century painters, Albert Bierstadt (1830?1902) is justly renowned for his majestic paintings of the western landscape. Yet Bierstadt was also a painter of history, and his figural works, replete with images of Plains Indians and the American bison,...  more

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The Poker Bride: The First Chinese in the Wild West by Christopher Corbett
When gold rush fever gripped the globe in 1849, thousands of Chinese immigrants came through San Francisco on their way to seek their fortunes. They were called sojourners, for they never intended to stay. In The Poker Bride, Christopher Corbett uses a little-known legend from Idaho lore as a...  more

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Journal Of A Trapper: Nine Years in the Rocky Mountains, 1834-1843 by Osborne Russell
?Perhaps the best account of the fur trapper in the Rocky Mountains when the trade there was at its peak.? Aubrey L. Haines In 1834, Osborne Russell joined an expedition from Boston, under the direction of Nathaniel J. Wyeth, which proceeded to the Rocky Mountains to capitalise on the...  more

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Journal of a Trapper: Nine Years in the Rocky Mountains, 1834-1843 by Osborne Russell
An accurate, firsthand description of the life led by a trapper in the Rocky Mountains.Ever wonder how everyone made it west? They used trails beaten by such men as Osborne Russell. In 1830, sixteen-year-old Russell left his farm in Maine and ran away to the sea. He didn?t like it. He ended up...  more

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Adventures of the Woman Homesteader: The Life and Letters of Elinore Pruitt Stewart (...
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Jim Bridger, Mountain Man by Stanley Vestal
Even among the mighty mountain men, Jim Bridger was a towering figure. He was one of the greatest explorers and pathfinders in American history. He couldn't write his name, but at eighteen he had braved the fury of the Missouri, ascending it in a keelboat flotilla commanded by that stalwart...  more

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The Portable North American Indian Reader by Frederick W. Turner
The Portable North American Indian Reader compiles myths, tales, poetry, and oratory from the Iroquois, Cherokee, Winnebago, Sioux, Blackfeet, Hopi, and many other tribes. In addition, Frederick Turner includes a number of "culture contact" selections -- explorers' accounts,...  more

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Days on the Road: Crossing the Plains in 1865, The Diary of Sarah Raymond Herndon by ...
Sarah Raymond was an unmarried woman of twenty-four who, in May 1865--barely a month after the end of the Civil War -- mounted her beloved pony and headed west alongside the wagon carrying her mother and two younger brothers. They traveled by wagon train over the Great Plains toward the Rocky...  more

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Devil's Gate: Brigham Young and the Great Mormon Handcart Tragedy by David Roberts
The Mormon handcart tragedy of 1856 is the worst disaster in the history of the Western migrations, and yet it remains virtually unknown today outside Mormon circles.Following the death of Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormon church, its second Prophet and new leader, Brigham Young, determined to...  more

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Mr. Jefferson's Hammer: William Henry Harrison and the Origins of American Indian Pol...
Often remembered as the president who died shortly after taking office, William Henry Harrison remains misunderstood by most Americans. Before becoming the ninth president of the United States in 1841, Harrison was instrumental in shaping the early years of westward expansion. Robert M. Owens...  more

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Narrative of My Captivity Among the Sioux Indians by Fanny Kelly & Clark Spence (...
Fanny Kelly's story of her forced stay among the Sioux Indians is among the best of "Captivity Stories" a popular genre in the nineteenth century. It details her capture and ordeals, while at the same time painting a vivid picture of a way of life that was soon to disappear.

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Conversations With Pioneer Women (Oregon country library) by Fred Lockley
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African American Women of the Old West by Tricia Martineau Wagner
The brave pioneers who made a life on the frontier were not only male—and they were not only white. The story of African-American women in the Old West is one that has largely gone untold--until now. The story of ten African-American women is reconstructed from historic documents found in...  more

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Horse Color by D. Phillip Sponenberg
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The Red River Trails: Oxcart Routes Between St. Paul and the Selkirk Settlement, 1820...
The many difficulties and occasional rewards of early travel and transportation in Minnesota are highlighted in this book, along with the state's relations with what became western Canada and insights into the development of business in Minnesota. The meeting of Indian and European cultures...  more

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Sunshine on the Prairie: The Story of Cynthia Ann Parker by Jack C., Jr. Ramsay
SUNSHINE ON THE PRAIRIE is the story of CYNTHIA ANN PARKER, captured by a band of Comanches as a nine-year-old while living in Fort Parker with her family. It was 24 years before she was "re-captured" by her "white family". This is the intriguing story of why she did not want to be rescued from...  more

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Black Elk: The Life of an American Visionary by Joe Jackson
Black Elk, the Native American holy man, is known to millions from the book Black Elk Speaks, which has been read as a spiritual guide and philosophical manifesto. Meanwhile the man Black Elk has faded from view, even though his dramatic life converged with momentous events in the American West,...  more

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Collected Stories by Willa Cather
The most complete collection available of Willa Cather's remarkable short fiction, Collected Stories brings together all the stories published in book form during her lifetime along with two additional volumes compiled after her death. These nineteen...  more

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Tejano Empire: Life on the South Texas Ranchos (Clayton Wheat Williams Texas Life Ser...
Texans of Mexican descent built a unique and highly developed ranching culture that thrived in South Texas until the 1880s. In Tejano Empire historian Andrés Tijerina describes the major elements that gave the Tejano ranch community its identity: shared reaction to Anglo-American in-migration,...  more

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The Osage: An Ethnohistorical Study of Hegemony on the Prairie-Plains by Willard H. R...
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Custer's Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America by T.J. Stiles
Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for History From the winner of two Pulitzer Prizes and a National Book Award, a brilliant biography of Gen. George Armstrong Custer that radically changes our view of the man and his turbulent times. In this magisterial biography, T. J. Stiles paints a...  more

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Wicked River: The Mississippi When It Last Ran Wild by Lee Sandlin
A riveting look at one of the most colorful, dangerous, and peculiar places in America’s historical landscape: the strange, wonderful, and mysterious Mississippi River of the nineteenth century.  Beginning in the early 1800s and climaxing with the siege of Vicksburg in 1863, Wicked River...  more

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Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery by Kenneth Burns & Dayton Du...
The companion volume to Ken Burns's PBS documentary film, with more than 150 illustrations, most in full color. In the spring of 1804, at the behest of President oThomas Jefferson, a party of explorers called the Corps of oDiscovery crossed the Mississippi River and started up the...  more

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Mapping Texas: A Cartographic Journey, 1561?1860 by John S. Wilson
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The Naturalist in La Plata (Dover Books on Animals) by W. H. Hudson
Celebrated nature classic offers unusual perspective on treeless grasslands of Argentina. Detailed, accurate observations of desert pampas, wildlife, animal defense mechanisms, more.

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Pomo Indians of California and Their Neighbors by Vinson Brown & Douglas Andrews
The Pomo Indians once occupied a large part of northern California, living in this beautiful area for hundreds of years without spoiling it. Comes with a color map of their territory.

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Southwestern Indian Arts & Crafts by Mark Bahti
Illustrated with color and B&W photos of Sand Painting, Kachina Carving, Basketry and other Indian crafts and maps. Past history and present information about Indian art.

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The Diary of a Forty-Niner by Chauncey L. Canfield (Editor)
In August 1906, Chauncey Canfield committed to his publisher a found text: the diary, ostensibly verified, of one Alfred T. Jackson, a pioneer miner who joined the Gold Rush from his home in Norfolk, Connecticut, migrating to Rock Creek, Nevada County, California, where he cabined and worked....  more

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Queer Cowboys: And Other Erotic Male Friendships in Nineteenth-Century American Liter...
Brokeback Mountain exploded the myth of the American cowboy as a tough, gruff, and grizzled loner. Queer Cowboys exposes, through books by legendary Western writers such as Mark Twain, James Fenimore Cooper, and Owen Wister, how same-sex intimacy and homoerotic admiration were key aspects of...  more

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Bedside Book of Bad Girls: Outlaw Women of the Midwest by Chris Enss
Take a step back in time with the Bedside Book of Bad Girls: Outlaw women of the Midwest. Join author Chris Enss as she digs up and reveals startling facts about some of the most fascinating renegade women of the Midwest. Meet Flora Mundis, the horse thief who disguised herself as a man;...  more

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Love Lessons from the Old West: Wisdom from Wild Women by Chris Enss
From Calamity Jane?s relentless pursuit of Wild Bill Hickok to Emma Walters, who gave it all up for the dashing Bat Masterson?and learned to regret it, these romantic stories from the Old West are still familiar and entertaining to readers today. Meet Agnes Lake Hickok, the intrepid wife of Wild...  more

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The Many Loves of Buffalo Bill: The True of Story of Life on the Wild West Show by Ch...
“What we want to do is give our women even more liberty than they have. Let them do any kind of work that they see fit, and if they do it as well as men, give them the same pay.”—William F. Cody, 1899 With rough-riding cowboys, sure shots, and fantastic reenactments of...  more

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Violence over the Land: Indians and Empires in the Early American West by Ned Blackha...
American Indians remain familiar as icons, yet poorly understood as historical agents. In this ambitious book that ranges across Utah, Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado, and eastern California (a region known as the Great Basin), Ned Blackhawk places Native peoples squarely at the center of a dynamic...  more

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CUSTER by Jeffry D. Wert
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Buffalo Days: Stories From J. Wright Mooar (Texas Heritage) by James Winford Hunt &am...
"Because he has been criticized as a destroyer, a ruthless killer, and wastrel of a great game resource of a Nation, the buffalo hunter appeals to the bar of history for his vindication. . . . Within four years we opened up a vast empire to settlement, and put the Indians forever out of...  more

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John B. Armstrong: Texas Ranger and Pioneer Ranchman (Canseco-Keck History) by Chuck ...
"Texas, by God!" cried notorious killer John Wesley Hardin when he saw a Colt .45 pointed at him on a train in Florida. At the other end of the pistol stood Texas Ranger John B. Armstrong. Hardin's arrest assured Armstrong a place in history, but his story is larger, fuller, and even more...  more

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John Ringo, King Of The Cowboys: His Life and Times from the Hoo Doo War to Tombstone...
Few names in the lore of western gunmen are as recognizable. Few lives of the most notorious are as little known. Romanticized and made legendary, John Ringo fought and killed for what he believed was right. As a teenager, Ringo was rushed into sudden adulthood when his father was killed...  more

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American Rifle: A Biography by Alexander Rose
George Washington insisted that his portrait be painted with one. Daniel Boone created a legend with one. Abraham Lincoln shot them on the White House lawn. And Teddy Roosevelt had his specially customized. Now, in this first-of-its-kind book, historian Alexander Rose delivers a colorful,...  more

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The Company: The Rise and Fall of the Hudson's Bay Empire by Stephen Bown
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Journal of a Mountain Man (Classics of the Fur Trade) by James Clyman
A scrupulously detailed account of the development of the West through James Clyman's eyes, surviving life in the plains and mountains, then with the overland emigrants.

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The Shooters: A Gallery of Notorious Gunmen from the American West by Leon Claire Met...
With a scholar's authority and a storyteller's passion, Leon Metz chronicles the lives of famous gunfighters like Billy the Kid, Wyatt Earp, and Wild Bill Hickok, as well as lesser known desperadoes who left just as many corpses and whiskey bottles in their wake. Rich in detail, and...  more

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"I Am a Man": Chief Standing Bear's Journey for Justice by Joe Starita
In 1877, Chief Standing Bear?s Ponca Indian tribe was forcibly removed from their Nebraska homeland and marched to what was then known as Indian Territory (now Oklahoma), in what became the tribe?s own Trail of Tears. ?I Am a Man? chronicles what happened when Standing Bear set off on a...  more

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The Wagon Box Fight: An Episode of Red Cloud's War by Jerry Keenan
One of the best known Indian battles of the post Civil War West, the Wagon Box Fight has long attracted the interest of writers and students of the Indian Wars. In addition to a complete description of the engagement, this completely revised collector's edition features an introduction and much...  more

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The Log Cabin: Homes of the North American Wilderness by Alex W. Bealer
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It Happened in Texas: Stories of Events and People that Shaped Lone Star State Histor...
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The Encyclopedia of Lawmen, Outlaws, and Gunfighters (Facts on File Crime Library) by...
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John Wesley Hardin: Dark Angel of Texas by Leon Metz
Thus spoke one lawman about John Wesley Hardin, easily the most feared and fearless of all the gunfighters in the West. Nobody knows the exact number of his victims-perhaps as few as twenty or as many as fifty. In his way of thinking, Hardin never shot a man who did not deserve it. Seeking to...  more

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Sidesaddles and Geysers by M. MARK MILLER
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America in the Gilded Age: From Abraham Lincoln to Theodore Roosevelt by Sean D. Cash...
Examines the economic, industrial, social, and political development of the United States during the period from 1865 to 1901.

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Disappointment River: Finding and Losing the Northwest Passage by Brian Castner
?Masterful.? Disappointment River is a historical narrative and travel memoir that at once transports readers back to the heroic age of North American exploration and places them in a still rugged but increasingly fragile Arctic wilderness in the process of profound change. Fourteen years...  more

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The Survival of the Bark Canoe by John McPhee
In Greenville, New Hampshire, a small town in the southern part of the state, Henri Vaillancourt makes birch-bark canoes in the same manner and with the same tools that the Indians used. The Survival of the Bark Canoe is the story of this ancient craft and of a 150-mile trip through the Maine...  more

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The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, And The Battle Of The Little Big Horn by Nathan...
Little Bighorn and Custer are names synonymous in the American imagination with unmatched bravery and spectacular defeat. Mythologized as Custer's Last Stand, the June 1876 battle has been equated with other famous last stands, from the Spartans' defeat at Thermopylae to Davy Crockett at...  more

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Texas: Mapping the Lone Star State through History: Rare and Unusual Maps from the Li...
A stirring trip through the history of the Lone Star State through gloriously detailed, fascinating maps from the Library of Congress  - 50 full-color historical maps from the Library of Congress- Informative captions on each map?s origins- Essays by Texas author Don Blevins on how maps reflect...  more

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Indian Boyhood by Charles Eastman
Chronicles first 15 years in life of a native Santee Sioux Indian in mid-19th century: childhood memories, training in the hunt, woodlore, religious practices, work of the medicine men, games, initiation rites, etc. 13 illustrations.

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Sacagawea's Son: The Life of Jean Baptiste Charbonneau (Lewis & Clark Expedition) by ...
When the explorers Lewis and Clark asked the Shoshone woman Sacagawea and her husband, French trapper Toussaint Charbonneau, to act as interpreters for their expedition, the couple brought along their two-month-old son, Jean Baptiste. Over the course of the two-year journey, baby Baptiste won...  more

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Thomas Jefferson & the Stony Mountains: Exploring the West from Monticello by Donald ...
Although he did not travel farther inland than the slopes of the Appalachians, Thomas Jefferson must take his place alongside Zebulon Pike, Kit Carson, Jim Bridger, and Lewis and Clark -- the men who blazed the great western trails.  Donald Jackson lucidly recounts Jefferson's...  more

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First Peoples: A Documentary Survey of American Indian History by Colin G. Calloway
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The Old Iron Road : An Epic of Rails, Roads, and the Urge to Go West by David Haward ...
In the summer of 2000, David Haward Bain and his family left their home in Vermont and headed west in search of America’s past. From Omaha to San Francisco, Bain and his family retraced the entire route of the first transcontinental railroad. Following abandoned railroad tracks and the...  more

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Atlas of Indian Nations by National Geographic & Anton Treuer
Atlas of Indian Nations is a comprehensive resource for those interested in Native American history and culture. Told through maps, photos, art, and archival cartography, this is the story of American Indians that only National Geographic can tell.   In the most comprehensive atlas of Native...  more

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Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes by Carl Waldman
An alphabetical encyclopedia covering the history, culture, and present status of more than 150 Indian tribes of the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

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Black Heroes of the Wild West (Contribution Series) by Ruth Pelz
This beautifully illustrated book helps correct the mistaken idea that there was no African-American presence on the frontier. Blacks settled in North America before the arrival of the Mayflower. Estevan came with Spanish explorers in 1527 and explored the southwest; Jean Baptiste Point Du Sable...  more

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Mountain Men and Fur Traders of the Far West by Unknown Author
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A Trail of Many Tales: The Discovery of the Fish Lake Cutoff Along the Old Spanish Tr...
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Marietta Wetherill: Life With the Navajos in Chaco Canyon by Marietta Wetherill
First published in 1992 and now available only from the University of New Mexico Press, this is a firsthand account of life at a famous archaeological ruin. Married to Richard Wetherill, the rancher and amateur archaeologist who ran a trading post in Chaco Canyon from 1896 until he was murdered...  more

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Meriwether Lewis: The Assassination of an American Hero and the Silver Mines of Mexic...
This new full-length biography of Meriwether Lewis is presented within the context of the turbulent times of the early American Republic. The author discusses intrigues to seize the Floridas and Louisiana from Spain with the help of France or Britain, and makes the case for General James...  more

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Lewis and Clark's West: William Clark's 1810 Master Map of the American West by Willi...
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The Mammoth Book of Westerns by Jon E. Lewis (Editor)
This outstanding Western collection includes stories by a wide array of contemporary and legendary writers, such as Larry McMurtry, Frederic Remington, Mari Sandoz, Christopher Tilghman, Mark Twain, and more, with a foreword by Rick Bass. Acknowledgements -- Foreword -- Introduction -- The...  more

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Life in the Far West: A True Account of Travels across America's Wilderness by George...
George Frederick Ruxton was an explorer and adventurer extraordinaire. Born in England in 1820, he followed in his family?s footsteps and entered the military at the age of thirteen. He quickly became a decorated soldier, serving in Spain, where he fought for Queen Isabella II in the Carlist...  more

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Gold!: The Story of the 1848 Gold Rush and How It Shaped a Nation by Fred Rosen
On January 24, 1848, as carpenter James Marshall worked on building a sawmill at John Sutter's Fort, east of Sacramento, California, he accidentally discovered a pea-sized nugget of gold in a ditch. Just like that, the scope of the American myth changed. From 1848 to 1850, 90,000 people trekked...  more

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TRAIL by Louis Charbonneau
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A Hard Won Life: A Boy on His Own on the Montana Frontier by H. Norman Hyatt
Based on the hand-written memoir of Fred Van Blaricom, this true story recounts a life of hardship and hope in the Montana Territory during the late 1800s. Told in Fred's affable voice and rich with historical detail, A Hard Won Life is a coming-of-age story packed with adventures and grounded...  more

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Montana Women Homesteaders: A Field of One's Own by Sarah Carter
In Montana Women Homesteaders: A Field of One s Own, Sarah Carter introduces the voices and images of women who filed on 160- or 320-acre homestead plots in Montana. Single, widowed, divorced, or deserted, women varied in ages, educational levels, and ethnic backgrounds, but all proved up on...  more

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Polk: The Man Who Transformed the Presidency and America by Walter R. Borneman & ...
In Polk, Walter R. Borneman gives us the first complete and authoritative biography of a president often overshadowed in image but seldom outdone in accomplishment. James K. Polk occupied the White House for only four years, from 1845 to 1849, but he plotted and attained a formidable agenda: He...  more

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The Cowboy Way - an Exploration of History and Culture by Paul H. Carlson
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Cowboy Culture : The Last Frontier of American Antiques by Michael Friedman
The American cowboy's unique life-style inspired tools, clothing, amusements, advertising, and more which are avidly sought by collectors today. They are presented here with over 1000 color photographs identified in text and captions. Each section of this beautiful new second edition is more...  more

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Sugar Creek: Life on the Illinois Prairie by John Mack Faragher
Follows the development of a rural Illinois community from its origins near the beginning of the nineteenth century, looks at community activity, and tells the stories of ordinary pioneers.

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Atlas of the Great Plains by Stephen J. Lavin & J. Clark Archer & Fred M. She...
The Great Plains, stretching northward from Texas into Canada, is a region that has been understudied and overlooked. The Atlas of the Great Plains, however, brings a new focus to North America’s midcontinent. With more than three hundred original full-color maps, accompanied by extended...  more

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The Cheyenne Wars Atlas by Combat Studies Institute
The Cheyenne people made up one of the largest tribes in the region during the mid 19th century. Prior to the 18th century, the Cheyenne lived in the Great Lakes region until stronger tribes in that area forced them westward. Over time, the Cheyenne migrated toward the Black Hills and the Platte...  more

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Murder, Morality and Madness: Women Criminals in Early Oregon by Diane L. Goeres-Gard...
Murder Morality and Madness: Women Criminals in Early Oregon takes a peek at an often overlooked part of Western history. The Victorians were quite adept at keeping immoral or bad behavior a secret. Goeres-Gardner does a wonderful job in uncovering the secret past of abuse, neglect and double...  more

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Curtis (Midsize) by Hans-Christian Adam
For over thirty years, photographer Edward Sheriff Curtis (1868-1952) traveled the length and breadth of North America, seeking to record in words and images the traditional life of its vanishing indigenous inhabitants. Like a man possessed, he strove to realize his life's work, which culminated...  more

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Singing Cowboy Stars/Book and Cd by Robert W. Phillips
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Free Land by Rose Wilder Lane
In the 1880s, when adventure lay in the conquest of the prairies, David Beaton and his bride came to Dakota to claim three hundred acres of grassland. Rose Wilder Lane tells of their struggle to survive with such force that Free Land has become a classic frontier novel. The young couple...  more

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Florence Adler Swims Forever by Rachel Beanland
Atlantic City, 1934. Every summer, Esther and Joseph Adler rent their house out to vacationers escaping to “America’s Playground” and move into the small apartment above their bakery. Despite the cramped quarters, this is the apartment where they raised their two daughters,...  more

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I Married Wyatt Earp: The Recollections of Josephine Sarah Marcus Earp by Josephine S...
This book is now limited to an existing stock after which it will go out of print. All copies purchased new directly from Amazon.com will be AUTOGRAPHED by the co-author/editor, Glenn G. Boyer. The combination of going out of print and the autograph, will make this publication a rare collectors'...  more

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The Cowboy Girl: The Life of Caroline Lockhart (Women in the West) by John Clayton
In 1901, Philadelphia's celebrity female journalist stepped off a train in Blackfoot, Montana, and into a world of living legends. The miners and frontiersmen, Indians and trappers that Caroline Lockhart met there inspired this beautiful, single, strong-willed woman to live a life she had only...  more

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Cheyenne Autumn by Mari Sandoz
In the autumn of 1878 a band of Cheyenne Indians set out from Indian Territory, where they had been sent by the U.S. government, to return to their homeland in the Yellowstone country. This saga of their heart-breaking fifteen-hundred-mile flight is by the author of "Crazy Horse: The...  more

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Grass of the Earth: Immigrant Life in the Dakota Country (Borealis Books) by Aagot Ra...
This is an engaging, richly detailed biography of a family of Norwegian immigrant homesteaders in eastern North Dakota in the late 1800s. Educator and world traveler Aagot Raaen wrote this reminiscence late in her life. Like Giants in the Earth and Old Jules, Grass of the Earth deals frankly...  more

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Dictionary of Native American Mythology (Oxford Paperback Reference) by Sam D. Gill &...
Passed down from generation to generation, the myths and rituals of Native Americans form a rich religious and cultural base from which all members of each society can create and maintain a sense of community, physical and emotional health, identity, family, and self. Such traditions, handed...  more

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Women's Indian Captivity Narratives by Kathryn Zabelle Derounian-Stodola (Editor)
Enthralling generations of readers, the narrative of capture by Native Americans is arguably the first American literary form dominated by the experiences of women. The ten selections in this anthology span the early history of this country (1682-1892) and range in literary style from fact-based...  more

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Jesse James: Last Rebel of the Civil War by T. J. Stiles
In this brilliant biography T. J. Stiles offers a new understanding of the legendary outlaw Jesse James. Although he has often been portrayed as a Robin Hood of the old west, in this ground-breaking work Stiles places James within the context of the bloody conflicts of the Civil War to reveal a...  more

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Nauvoo Polygamy: "... but we called it celestial marriage" by George D. Smith
When Joseph and Emma Smith arrived in Ohio in 1831, several families offered them lodging, as did the Whitneys, whose five year-old daughter, Sarah Ann, and her eleven-year-old neighbor, Mary Elizabeth Rollins, would later play a role in Mormon polygamy. The Smiths soon moved in with the...  more

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Mark Twain's America: A Celebration in Words and Images by Harry L. Katz & Librar...
Mark Twain is an American icon. We now know him as the author of classics, but in his day he was a controversial satirist and public figure who traveled the world and healed post-Civil War America with his tall tales, witty anecdotes, and humorous but insightful novels and stories. Twain's...  more

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Hollywood's West: The American Frontier in Film, Television, and History (Film and Hi...
American historians such as Frederick Jackson Turner have argued that the West has been the region that most clearly defines American democracy and the national ethos. Throughout the twentieth century, the ?frontier thesis? influenced film and television producers who used the West as a backdrop...  more

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Wet Britches and Muddy Boots: A History of Travel in Victorian America (Railroads Pas...
What was travel like in the 1880s? Was it easy to get from place to place? Were the rides comfortable? How long did journeys take? Wet Britches and Muddy Boots describes all forms of public transport from canal boats to oceangoing vessels, passenger trains to the overland stage. Trips over long...  more

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After Promontory: One Hundred and Fifty Years of Transcontinental Railroading by Unkn...
Celebrating the sesquicentennial anniversary of the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in the United States, After Promontory: One Hundred and Fifty Years of Transcontinental Railroading profiles the history and heritage of this historic event. Starting with the original Union...  more

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