American Frontier: Pioneers, Settlers & Cowboys, 1800-1899by William C. Davis, Carole Clements (Editor)
The story told here is above all about land and people: the vast plains between the Mississippi River and the rocky Mountains; the pioneers, freighters, trappers, entrepreneurs, buffalo hunters, miners, soldiers, sodbusters, gamblers, cowboys, lawmen, gunfighters-individual and collective men and women prepared to fight hostile elements to create a place for themselves- and the Indians of the Great Plains whose land would be usurped and who would ultimately be displaced. The American Frontier portrays the lives of these ordinary men and women through artifacts from the magnificent collections of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming. Gathered together and displayed for the first time in over thirty outstanding color spreads, they provide a startling, timely and memorable evocation of frontier America. William C. Davis' fascinating text is complemented by maps, color artworks and over 260 archive photographs.
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