Peter Becomes a Trail Man

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Peter's 1853 journey over the Santa Fe Trail in search of his father brings hardship and adventure as his old trapper guide leads the wagon train from St. Louis to Santa Fe. An exciting story that also provides an acurate picture of the era.

In the 1850s, twelve-year-old Peter takes his dog and heads west on the Santa Fe Trail to find his father, guided by "Uncle" Seth, who leads their wagon train through an Indian attack, desertion...

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USA 2002 Hardcover 1st Edition New in new dust jacket. This mint, SIGNED, unread, First Edition, HARDBACK, University Of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, 2002, has a mint, ... unclipped dust jacket that is now protected in an extra, bespoke, clear acid-free slipcover. There is a dedication on the title page by the author The sketches and maps are by Pat Oliphant. The book size is 6, 25" w x 8.27" h with biographical sketches, a bibliography and 191 pristine pages on high quality paper. ISBN 0826328954. At the time of first listing this was only the second SIGNED copy on the top 20 Internet book sites. THE PAWNEES ATTACK. "Finally Ash Creek appeared, and Peter and Uncle Seth crossed the sandy bed without difficulty, despite the fact that on the near side bank was steep. Then there was trouble. There was the sound of a crash. Looking back, they saw that the right rear corner of Aleck's wagon was low and the wagon stopped. With much yelling and cursing, several men took hold and managed to get it back up the slope Read more Show Less

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Overview

Peter's 1853 journey over the Santa Fe Trail in search of his father brings hardship and adventure as his old trapper guide leads the wagon train from St. Louis to Santa Fe. An exciting story that also provides an acurate picture of the era.

In the 1850s, twelve-year-old Peter takes his dog and heads west on the Santa Fe Trail to find his father, guided by "Uncle" Seth, who leads their wagon train through an Indian attack, desertion by greenhorns, a buffalo stampede, and other hardships.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780826328953
  • Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2002
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 192
  • Age range: 11 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.22 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Meet the Author

William C. Carson lives in Santa Fe. He first came to New Mexico as a boy in the 1930s with his family, tracing the journey of his great-great-grandfather, who traveled over the Santa Fe Trail in 1852 to become the second governor of the territory of New Mexico. The book comes from an earlier story by William G. B. Carson.

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Table of Contents

Contents
Chapter One PETER STARTS A FIGHT
Chapter Two MRS. MORRIS DOES NOT APPROVE
Chapter Three PETER MAKES BIG PLANS
Chapter Four THE GREAT ADVENTURE BEGINS
Chapter Five UP THE WIDE MISSOURI
Chapter Six PETER GETS A NEW OUTFIT
Chapter Seven STARTING OUT ON THE TRAIL
Chapter Eight CATCH UP! CATCH UP!"
Chapter Nine BROWNIE BECOMES A HERO
Chapter Ten THE PAWNEES ATTACK
Chapter Eleven A GRIZZLY THREATENS
Chapter Twelve "YOU AIN'T GOT A CHANCE"
Chapter Thirteen SANTA FE - AT LAST
Chapter Fourteen THE GOVERNOR WAS RIGHT
Chapter Fifteen PETER AND BROWNIE REUNITED
Afterward
Introduction to 1965 Edition
Acknowledgements
Biographical Sketches
Selected Bibliography
Illustrations
Maps
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