Spine slightly curved, protective plastic loose at top back corner, corners somewhat bumped. Text is slightly yellowed, but clean and unmarked.
"An absorbing true-to-life narrative packed with a fascinating variety of pioneers and adventurers, Mormons and outlaws, trappers and half-breeds. As related by a young American who set out to discover for himself the thrills and dangers of the Westward Trek, here are recreated the strange species of humanity found  years ago in that lawless, uncivilized region; where buffalo still ran wild and dangerous, and marauding bands of Indians made vigilance the price of life. Francis Parkman set out on his well-known journey in 1846, after graduation from Harvard. It was this eyewitness account of his trip, together with a 7-volume panorama on the history of the European struggle for domination over North America, that firmly established Parkman not only as a sociologist and historian, but as an exciting story-teller."" Introduction by A.B. Guthrie, Jr.; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall