Among the Shoshones

Among the Shoshones

Wilson, Elijah Nicholas ("Uncle Nick")

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Place Published: Salt Lake City, UT
Publisher: Skelton Publishing Company
Date Published: 1910
Edition: Early printing
Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Good
Book Id: 45720


247pp. Octavo [21 cm] in decorative red cloth. Rubbing and light wear to boards, corners bumped and moderately exposed, fraying to spine at tips, small hole to spine cloth, light soiling to rear board; ink inscriptions dated 'Xmas 1912' on front endpapers, pencil scribble on front free endpaper and opposite first page of Chapter I, ink name on rear pastedown; small dampstain to textblock upper corner bleeds slightly into margins, occasional smudging throughout, inkstains to margins of a few pages, occasional short tears, light toning to text. B&W plates. Spine and cover titles read: "'Uncle Nick"' among the Shoshones".


Lacks the content which appeared on pages 194-200 of the first issue. Later revised by Howard R. Driggs and reissued as "The White Indian Boy: The Story of Uncle Nick Among the Shosones." This work has had enduring popularity for more than a century and is still in print today. Wilson, Wyoming was named in honor of Elijah. Howes writes of this work: "Blunt, unrestrained narrative of a trapper, Indian fighter, etc., of the Rocky Mountains, from Wyoming and Montana to Idaho and Utah." Graff states: "A good narrative of Rocky Mountain trapping." Flake/Draper 9910. Graff 4702. Howes W520.