The Old West

  • Pioneer Mother of California

    "...on the 28th of April, 1852 my mother loaded all her worldly possessions, consisting of a stock of provisions and...

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  • A Trip Across the Plains in 1854

          Every account of the American western emigration is valuable, no matter how short. The pioneers never expected...

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  • Noted Negro Women

    "A race, no less than a nation, is prosperous in proportion to the intelligence of its women." (M.A. Majors, 1893)...

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  • Mrs. Whitman’s Letters: 1843~1847

    The devoutly Christian Marcus and Narcissa Whitman left home and family to establish a mission in the far west territories....

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  • Western Women

    "The purpose of this book is to record woman’s part in working out the plan of our Western civilization; no...

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  • On the Border with Crook

    Very likely the most important first-hand account of the Indian Wars you'll ever read. Captain John Gregory Bourke's classic volume...

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  • Early Life Among the Indians

    For fifty-four years in the 19th century, Benjamin Armstrong spent his life with first nation Native American tribes, learning their...

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  • Wild Life on the Plains

    This is an enhanced version of Custer's "My Life on the Plains" with additional chapters. Whatever you think of George...

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  • Early Western Days

    "I tried to be brave for the sake of my husband and child, and at three o'clock there came to...

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  • Frontier Days

    From service in the Civil War to presiding over the trial of Wild Bill Hickok's killer to raising sheep, Judge...

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  • Eldorado: Adventures in the Path of Empire

    American poet, literary critic, translator, adventurer, and travel author, Bayard Taylor (1825 – 1878) led a remarkable life and left...

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  • Ten Years in Nevada

    In this true story during America's westward expansion, Mary Matilda McNair Mathews tells the tale of going west for no...

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