Title: Wah-to-yah, and the Taos Trail; or Prairie travel and scalp dances, with a look at Los Rancheros from Muleback and the Rocky Mountain Campfire.Publisher: British Library, Historical Print EditionsThe British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom. It is one of the world's largest research libraries holding over 150 million ...
Title: Wah-to-yah, and the Taos Trail; or Prairie travel and scalp dances, with a look at Los Rancheros from Muleback and the Rocky Mountain Campfire.Publisher: British Library, Historical Print EditionsThe British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom. It is one of the world's largest research libraries holding over 150 million items in all known languages and formats: books, journals, newspapers, sound recordings, patents, maps, stamps, prints and much more. Its collections include around 14 million books, along with substantial additional collections of manuscripts and historical items dating back as far as 300 BC.The GENERAL HISTORICAL collection includes books from the British Library digitised by Microsoft. This varied collection includes material that gives readers a 19th century view of the world. Topics include health, education, economics, agriculture, environment, technology, culture, politics, labour and industry, mining, penal policy, and social order. ++++The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: ++++ British Library Garrard, Lewis Hector; 1850. 12 . MFE/33/03009 *1*
Very Good. Garrard, Lewis H. Wah-To-Yah and the Taos Trail: Or Prairie Travel and Scalp Dances, with a Look at Los Rancheros from Muleback and the Rocky Mountain Campfire. Normon, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1962. 298pp. 8vo. Hardcover. Book condition: Very good. Spine rolled. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Price clipped. Rubbing. Edges a little worn..
Near Fine. 4 3/4" x 7 1/2" 302 Pages. No marks or stamps. Flawless interior text pages. In 1846 young Lewis H. Garrard traveled into the wild Rocky Mountain West and left this fresh and vigorous account that contains the genuine article of an Indian trader, the mountain man, their dress and behavior and speech and the country and climate they lived in. With a caravan under command of trader Ceran St. Vrain, Garrard traveled to Bent's Old Fort on the Arkansas. Later he joined the volunteers recruited by William Bent to avenge the death of his brother, Governor Charles Bent of Taos in a bloody Mexican and Indian uprising. Garrard's is our only eyewitness account of the trial and hanging of the revolutionaries at Taos. Into the adventure come such great names as Kit Carson, Lucien Maxwell, Narcisse Beaubien, and Jim Beckwourth. The general reader will relish the chapter entitled 'Wah-to-yah', the Indian name for the Twin Spanish Peaks, which dominate the landscape north of Raton Pass. This deals not with the majestic mountains themselves but with the imagined regions beneath where the garrulous John Hatcher met the Devil. Of that Mountain Man's abundant store of tall tales, this is the most hilarious one. This is one of the very few truly great, authentic classics of the far West. This edition is reprinted from the original 1850 edition This is #5 in The Western Frontier Library. A. B. Guthrie, Jr. is a noted Western writer and former winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Fiction. His enthusiastic introduction to Garrard's book sets the reader on his way in full possession of the background.
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