Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1962. First printing of the Revised Edition. Fine in green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A small quarto measuring 9" by 6". In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket with light rubbing and wear to the ends of the spine area and to the fore corners of the front panel at the fold to the front flap. With an introduction by William Brandon. 234 pages including an index, bibliography, chapter notes, text and illustrated with 19 illustrations and double page map of the south-western US noting the events of Old Bill Williams life, one of the more important Mountain men of the early 1800's. Born in North Carolina in 1787 Bill Williams started out as a Baptist preacher at the age of 17. He left that calling very shortly and took up living with the Osage Indians. He then joined the first Santa Fe Trail survey party to help negotiate treaties with the Indian tribes who held the land through which the trail had to pass. He then spent seven years in the American South-west trapping, hunting and became a recognized expert at "dealing with the Indians". He ranged over what is now Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Wyoming, Washington and Oregon. His name has been immortalized by the naming of both a river and a mountain in Arizona after him. (Inventory #: TB28533)
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