Jacob Hamblin: Buckskin Apostle
Place Published: Los Angeles
Publisher: Westernlore Press
Date Published: 1961
Edition: A Limited Westernlore Edition, second printing
Condition: Very good
Book Id: 47652
408pp. Octavo [22.5 cm] Red cloth over boards with gilt lettering and decorative stamping on the spine. Frontispiece portrait of Jacob Hamblin reproducing the only known photograph of him. The extremities are gently bumped and rubbed. The jacket, which is sunned at the spine, has a number of small closed and open tears in the edges.
From the dust jacket- "Jacob Hamblin and his little band of stalwarts were the first white men after Escalante to cross the Colorado and penetrate the strange and fearsome land of the Navajo and Hopi- a land which in 1858 was as little known to Americans as the valleys of the moon. For sheer audacity and courage his expeditions stand as epics of history. Apostle to the Indians, peacemaker among the tribes, Indian agent, and chief scout to the Powell Colorado River survey, are only a part of the credits to this man."