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The Killing of Monday Brown

by Prowell, Sandra

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Published
1994
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1st edition
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Walker and Company, NY, 1994. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "Lauded by 'The New York Times Book Review', this sizzling mystery explores crime on an Indian reservation. The victim, Monday Brown, is a white man who pillaged the Native American culture for profit. The suspect is Matthew Wolf, a young Crow traditionalist who'd do anything to… Read more
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Hillerman Country: A Journey Through the Southwest with Tony Hillerman

by Hillerman, Tony, Photographs by Barney Hillerman

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Published
1991
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Fine
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1st edition
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HarperCollins Publishers, NY, 1991. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. ""This book contains 200 spectacular pictures from all over Hillerman country. The text among the pictures is a combination of history and excerpts from Hillerman novels."" [Pub. Info] HIllerman is considered New Mexico's foremost author with his 'Navaho' novels, based in the Southwest, being his most well-known and for which… Read more
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Daniel Boone: The Life and Legend of an American Pioneer

by Faragher, John Mack

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Published
1992
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1st edition
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Henry Holt, NY, 1992. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Winner of the LA Times Book Prize for History 1993. "In the first and most reliable biography of Daniel Boone in more than fifty years, award-winning historian Faragher brilliantly portrays America's famous frontier hero. Drawing from popular narrative, the public record, scraps of documentation from Boone's own hand, and a… Read more
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The Raven: The Story of Sam Houston

by James, Marquis; Introduction by Henry Steele Commager

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?
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The Bobs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis, IN, ?. Hardcover. Fine /General wear to extremities; large chip with paper loss at bottom right corner of cover; small tear at top left of front cover. Chipping with paper loss at top and botrtom of spine, small tear also at top; small tear at top of back cover.. "This is the stuff of… Read more
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The Orphan Trains: Placing Out In America

by Holt, Marilyn Irvin

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Published
1993
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1st edition
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University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln NE, 1993. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "Between 1853 and 1929 at least two hundred thousand children and several thousand adults participated in a migration unique in America's history. 'Placing Out,' a relocation system that attempted to find homes in the West for the urban poor, is perhaps best known today by the 'orphan… Read more
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Undaunted Courage: Merryweather Lewis, Thomas Jefferson and the Opening of the American West

by Ambrose, Stephen

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Published
1996
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1st edition
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Simon & Schuster, NY , 1996. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine . "Ambrose has pieced together previously unknown information about weather, terrain, and medical knowledge at the time to provide a vivid backdrop for the expedition. Lewis is supported by a rich variety of colorful characters, first of all Jefferson himself, whose interest in exploring and acquiring… Read more
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Oh What a Slaughter: Massacres in the American West: 1846-1890

by McMurtry, Larry

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2005
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Simon & Schuster, NY, 2005. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "In Oh What a Slaughter, Larry McMurtry has written a unique, brilliant, and searing history of the bloody massacres that marked - and marred - the settling of the American West in the nineteenth century, and which still provoke immense controversy today. Here are the true stories of the West's most… Read more
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Klondike Mike: An Alaskan Odyssey

by Denison, Merrill

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Published
1948
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Very Good
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Leslie O. Johnson Publisher, Seattle, WA, 1948. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good . "Klondike Mike Mahoney is one of the few men who went to Alaska in the big gold rush, struck it rich, and managed to come out with his stake intact. But the young Canadian giant who wandered so casually up White Pass in 1897 was unusual… Read more
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Nothing Like It In The World: The Men who Built the Transcontinental Railroad (1863-1869)

by Ambrose, Stephen

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Published
2000
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Near Fine
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1st edition
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Simon & Schuster, NY , 2000. 1st edition . Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine. "Nothing Like It in the World' gives the account of an unprecedented feat of engineering, vision, and courage. It is the story of the men who built the transcontinental railroad - the investors who risked their businesses and money; the enlightened politicians who understood its importance;… Read more
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Knopf, NY, 1968. 1st edition . Hardcover. Fine/Fine . "From the prehistoric peoples who inhabited the Americas at the end of the last Ice Age to the American Indian of the 20th century, this book encompasses the whole historical and cultural range of Indian life in North, Central, and South America. In full, fascinating detail, Alvin Josephy… Read more
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A Son of the Middle Border

by Garland, Hamlin; illustrations by Alice Barber Stephens

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Published
1922
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Fine
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McMillan Company, NY, 1922. Hardcover. Fine. "A classic of American realism, A Son of the Middle Border (1917) is the true coming-of-age odyssey of a farm boy who - informed by the full brute force of a homesteaders' life on the vast unbroken prairie - would become a preeminent American writer of the early twentieth century. Pulitzer Prize… Read more
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Book of the Fourth World: Reading the Native Americans Through Their Literature.

by Brotherston, Gordon

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1992
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Cambridge University Press, UK, 1992. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "At the time of its 'discovery', the American continent was identified as the Fourth World of our planet. Today the term has been taken up again by its 'Indian' or native peoples to describe their own world - both its threatened present condition and its political history, which stretches back thousands… Read more
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The Yellowlegs: The Story of the United States Cavalry

by Wormser, Richard

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Published
1966
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Fine
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1st edition
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Doubleday & Company, NY, 1966. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Inscribed by author.. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. Told in Terms of its Bold and Colorful Leaders from Light-Horse Harry to Black Jack Pershing. "The story of America's Horse Soldiers is extraordinarily rich and colorful - indeed, often flamboyant - personalities and exciting action, and Richard Wormser has done it full… Read more
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Taos Pueblo

by Wood, Nancy; Introduction by Vine Deloria, Jr

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Published
1989
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Fine
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1st edition
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Alfred A. Knopf, NY [A Borzoi Book], 1989. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "Nancy Wood has known Tao Pueblo in northern New Mexico for more than twenty-five years, becoming involved with its people, its history, its ancient and enduring culture." [Dust Jacket] The black-and-white photography of Nancy Wood combined with some historical photographs create an image of the Pueblo… Read more
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Creek Mary's Blood

by Brown, Dee

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Published
1980
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Book Club edition
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Holt Rinehart and Winston, NY, 1980. BCE. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "Creek Mary's Blood' ...is a powerful, beautifully wrought and ultimately tragic saga about four generations of American Indian life. Against a background of the Revolutionary War period in Georgia and the Carolinas, the forced 'removal' west of the Mississippi in the 1830s and life on the Great Plains during… Read more
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Young Men and Fire: A True Story of the Mann Gulch Fire

by Maclean, Norman

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Published
1992
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As New
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1st edition
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University of Chicago, IL, 1992. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine . "On August 5, 1949, a crew of fifteen of the [US] Forest Service's elite airborne firefighters... stepped into the sky above a remote forest fire in the Montana wilderness. Two hours after their jump, all but three of these men were dead or mortally burned... [Maclean's] description of… Read more
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The Rockies

by Lavender, David

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Published
1968
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Harper & Row, NY, 1968. Hardcover. Near-fine/Near-fine. "From the time of Coronado's discovery to the era of modern ski resorts and sport climbing routes, adventurers have been lured irresistibly to the Rocky Mountains. In this book distinguished writer David Lavender traces the colorful history of the Rockies, focusing on the period that began in 1859 with the first… Read more
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Frederic Remington: Selected Writings

by Remington, Frederic; compiled by Frank Oppel

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Published
1981
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1st edition
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Castle Books, Seacaucus NJ, 1981. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/No jacket. "Memoir/Essays. Many Black and white illustrations and paintings by Frederic Remington are throughout the book. Enjoy these 43 exciting stories and articles about the early West. Appearing in the leading magazines of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Remington's actual eyewitness accounts of the taming of the… Read more
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Angle of Repose

by Stegner, Wallace

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Published
1971
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1st edition
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Doubleday, NY, 1971. 1st edition. hardcover. Fine/Fine. "An American masterpiece and iconic novel of the West by National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Wallace Stegner - a deeply moving narrative of one family and the traditions of our national past. Lyman Ward is a retired professor of history, recently confined to a wheelchair by a crippling bone… Read more
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The Ancient Child

by Momaday, N. Scott

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Published
1989
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1st edition
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Doubleday, NY , 1989. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "...Momaday shapes the ancient Kiowa myth of a boy who turned into a bear into a timeless American classic. 'The Ancient Child' juxtaposes Indian lore and Wild West legend into a hypnotic, often lyrical contemporary novel--the story of ... Set, a Native American raised far from the reservation by his… Read more
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