Absaraka: Home of the Crows

Carrington, Mrs. Margaret I.

Editorial: The Lakeside Press / R. R. Donnelley & Sons, Chicago, 1950
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Título: Absaraka: Home of the Crows

Editorial: The Lakeside Press / R. R. Donnelley & Sons, Chicago

Año de publicación: 1950

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Condición del libro: Near Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: No Dust Jacket

Edición: First Edition Thus. First Printing.


Publisher's full red cloth, gilt lettering on spine, gilt medallion and border on front cover, fore and bottom edges deckle, t.e.g. Illustrated with fold-out map and several B&W illustrations. On July 17, 1866, two soldiers and six wagoners were killed by Sioux Indians. In the next two weeks, fourteen more men died in Sioux attacks. The attacks continued through the summer and fall. On December 21, disaster struck. Recklessly pursuing Indians across a wooded ridge, Brevet Lieutenant Colonel William Fetterman and his company fell into an ambush. It was the worst military blunder of the Indian Wars before the Battle of the Little Big Horn ten years later. Margaret Irvin Carrington, like many officers’ wives, kept a journal of her stay in the outposts of the West. She recorded her impressions of the scenery and the inhabitants of Absaraka, in present-day Wyoming, Montana, and the western Dakotas. As the wife of the commander of Fort Phil Kearny, Colonel Henry B. Carrington, she experienced the sequence of events and the heightening of tensions that led to that bloody December day. She could not have known that her journal would come to such a shocking climax, with her husband's career at stake. Spine and cover mildly rubbed, gilt moderately faded, otherwise fine; unmarked, tight, square, and clean. NEAR FINE. . The Lakeside Classics Series. Vol. 48. Maps and drawings. 16mo 6" - 7" tall. (liii), 354 pp. N° de ref. de la librería 20059

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