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The Resource Life in the Far West, by George Frederick Ruxton, (OverDrive electronic resource)

Life in the Far West, by George Frederick Ruxton, (OverDrive electronic resource)

Label
Life in the Far West
Title
Life in the Far West
Statement of responsibility
by George Frederick Ruxton
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this classic of western Americana, George Frederick Ruxton, who died in St. Louis in 1848 at the youthful age of twenty-seven, brilliantly brings to life the whole heroic age of the Mountain Men. The author, from his intimate acquaintance with the trappers and traders of the American Far West, vividly recounts the story of two of the most adventurous of these hardy pioneers - Killbuck and La Bonté, whose daring, bravery, and hair-breadth escapes from their numerous Indian and "Spaniard" enemies were legend among their fellow-frontiersmen. With Ruxton, we follow Killbuck and La Bonté and their mountain companions - Old Bill Williams, "Black" Harris, William Sublette, Joseph Walker, and others - across the prairies and forests, west from picturesque old Bent{u2019}s Fort, into the dangerous Arapaho country near the headwaters of the Platte. We share with them the culinary delights of their campfires - buffalo "boudins" and beaver tails - and hear from their own lips, in the incomparable mountaineer dialect, hair-raising stories of frontier life and humorous tales of trading camp and frontier post
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
TLC
Dewey number
  • 978/.02
  • 978/.02
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Classics of the Old West
Label
Life in the Far West, by George Frederick Ruxton, (OverDrive electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Cover title
  • Reprint. Originally published: Edinburgh and London : W. Blackwood and sons, 1849
  • Electronic book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781510701397
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
1eab3054-73aa-400a-9862-a0832855aa56
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)927160378
Label
Life in the Far West, by George Frederick Ruxton, (OverDrive electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Cover title
  • Reprint. Originally published: Edinburgh and London : W. Blackwood and sons, 1849
  • Electronic book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781510701397
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
1eab3054-73aa-400a-9862-a0832855aa56
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)927160378

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