The Life and Times of James Willard Schultz (Apikuni)
Place Published: Norman and London
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Date Published: 1986
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 28836
382pp. Octavo [22 cm] Purple cloth covered boards. Very good. The top edges of the covers have several very subtle stains. There is a small abraded patch in the rear pastedown. The dust jacket is in very good condition, with rubbing. The jacket is also mildly browned and soiled. The paper of the spine is very heavily abraded, obscuring a bit of the title. There is a light moisture stain on the bottom edge of the front panel that measures 1 and 1/2 inches in diameter. The rear panel is very subtly stained, and has a 2 and 1/2 inch long scratch.
Based in part on a manuscript by Harry C. James. James Willard Schultz lived with the Blackfeet, married a Piegan woman, and wrote in detail about his experiences. The Northern Piegan band of the Blackfeet Nation are the modern Indian tribe usually associated with Glacier National Park. Schultz gave Blackfeet names to geographic features in the park. It was the writings of James Willard Schultz that first enticed George Bird Grinnell to the area in 1885. Grinnell later helped to establish the park in 1910.