Very Good. 1575791625 1999 signed first edition, Pine Hill Press (Freeman, South Dakota), 9 3/8 x 12 1/4 inches tall brown faux leather hardbound, no dust jacket (as issued), brown faux leather, gilt lettering to front cover and spine, copiously illustrated with black-and-white photographs and drawings, iv, 314 pp. Printed errata note on label to front pastedown. Very slight staining to fore page edges. Signed by the author on the title page. Otherwise, a very good to near fine copy-clean, bright and unmarked-of this scarce local history, the last of four acclaimed histories by Harold Hutton (1912-2001), lifelong resident of northern Rock County, Nebraska. Hutton's earlier works were Doc Middleton: Life and Legends of the Notorious Plains Outlaw, Vigilante Days and The History and Genealogy of the Hutton Family. OCLC (No. 44777627) locates only seven copies at institutions worldwide-one at the Library of Congress in Washington, one at Harvard, one in Indiana and four in Nebraska. Note that this is a heavy and oversized book, so additional postage will be required for international or priority orders. ~SP03~ 'The River That Runs'-a translation of the name that American Indians gave to the rocky, rapid flowing river that winds across northern Nebraska, the Niobrara-is full of maps, photos and quoted first-hand accounts, detailing the full history of the land and people of the Niobrara River. It covers the area's Indian tribes, pioneers, gold-seekers and outlaws, ending with a note on present-day conservation issues. Contents: Ancient Niobrara; The Fur Trade; The Warren Explorations and a Biographical Sketch; Timber-r-r-r; The Sawyers Trail: The Niobrara-Virginia City Wagon Road; The Gold Rush; The Niobrara Forests; The Big Ranches; Bullets and Blood; Outlaws and Bounty Hunters; Some Indian Families; River Towns; Conclusion; Appendix A: Names of Inhabitants in the Niobrara Watershed of Present Rock, Brown, Keya Paha and Cherry Counties, and Part of Boyd County, then Unorganized Territory Attached to Holt County, as Listed in the U.S. Census of 1880; Appendox B: Names of the Inhabitants of 'Sioux Country, ' Unorganized Territory Attached to Cheyenne County, Comprising Present Sheridan, Dawes, Box Butte and Sioux Counties, as Listed in the U.S. Census of 1880; Index.
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