xvi, 248p. + 24p. plates, first edition. Bit soiled. No dj. Beckwourth, an escaped slave, was a "mountain man, war chief of the Crows, trader, trapper, explorer, frontiersman, guide, scout, interpreter, adventurer, and gaudy liar." - dj. N° de ref. de la librería
Dismissed as a gaudy liar” by most historians and often discredited by writers who deprecated his mixed blood, James Pierson Beckwourth was one of the giants of the early West, certainly deserving to rank alongside Kit Carson, Bill Williams, Louis Vasquez, and Jim Bridger.
Sometime around 1800 James Beckwourth was born a slave in Frederick County, Virginia, the natural son of Sir Jennings Beckwith and a slave girl. In 1810 Sir Jennings moved with his family to the wilderness of St. Louis, Missouri, where Jim was educated and eventually apprenticed to a blacksmith. His father recorded a Deed of Emancipation in his name on three different occasions, sending young Jim out into the world with his blessings.
Jim Beckwourth’s apprenticeship as a fur trapper was served with General William Ashley’s grueling 1824 winter expedition to the Rocky Mountains. Except for a short stint as an army scout during the Seminole campaign, Jim spent the remainder of his long, eventful life in the West, dying among the Crow Indians whom he loved. He was fur trapper, trader, scout war chief of the Crow Nation, explorer, hotelkeeper, dispatch carrier, storekeeper, prospector, Indian agent for the Cheyennes in short, a mountain man extraordinaire.
In his old age Beckwourth dictated an autobiography to T.D. Bonner, a man more interested in making money with Jim’s adventures than in accurately recording his life. Beckwourth was later disparaged because of the inaccuracies that crept into Bonner’s account.
About the Author:
Elinor Wilson, who grew up in Trinidad, Colorado, ?at the foot of the equestrian statue of Kit Carson,? searched out every scrap of information available to her to prove that Jim Beckwourth was certainly no liar, but was, instead, a man of towering physical strength, indomitable courage, excellent judgment, and without peer in his knowledge of Indian ways. Mr. Wilson, a professional writer, was a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley.
Título: Jim Beckwourth; black mountain man and war ...
Editorial: University of Oklahoma Press
Año de publicación: 1972
Descripción University of Oklahoma Press. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Dust Cover Missing. Book has a small amount of wear visible on the binding, cover, pages. Nº de ref. de la librería G0806110120I3N11
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Descripción University of Oklahoma Press, 1973. Estado de conservación: Good. 1st. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP70317328
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Descripción University of Oklahoma, 1972. 1st edition and vg with no dw. No marks. Nº de ref. de la librería 27285
Descripción Universtiy of Oklahoma Press, 1972. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fair. 1st Edition. Stated First Edition. Not price clipped. DJ is torn and taped along the edges. Small pencil mark on the inside cover, o/w clean. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE-12601084109
Descripción University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, 1972. Hard Cover (x-lib). Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: DJ Very Good. First Edition. Ex-library with usual markings and labels. Dust jacket in plastic sleeve, glued to end papers. Size: Octavo. Nº de ref. de la librería 01003848
Descripción U of Oklahoma, Norman, 1972. HARDCOVER. Estado de la sobrecubierta: very good. First edition. 248pp b/w illustrations octavo cloth toned patch to ffep, very good in slightly worn dustwrapper. Nº de ref. de la librería 69234
Descripción University of Oklahoma Press, 1973. Estado de conservación: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Nº de ref. de la librería 0806110120-2-4
Descripción University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, 1972. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Good. vii-xvi. 248pp. frontispiece. illustrated. minor edgewear to d/j. previous owner's name sticker and library label to the inside. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Nº de ref. de la librería 031185