The Bozeman Trail

By: Van Burgh, Lillian

Price: $80.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Good


Octavo (22 cm), 12 leaves, printed on one side. Second edition. Signed and dated 1928 by author on first leaf. Staplebound brown paper wrappers, includes four black and white photos. Newspaper clipping regarding origins of pamphlet tipped in. Pages are toned, wrappers are split and detached at spine, with chipping and edge wear. Final leaf is wrinkled. Van Burgh's long-form poem commemorates the 236-mile ride of John Phillips through a blizzard from Fort Kearny to Fort Laramie to get reinforcements after the 1866 "Fetterman Massacre" in which Red Cloud's band of Lakota (a group that included a young Crazy Horse) killed all 81 soldiers under Captain William Fetterman's command. OCLC/WorldCat lists only a handful of copies. Scarce in the trade.

Title: The Bozeman Trail

Author Name: Van Burgh, Lillian

Categories: Western History,

Publisher: Commercial Printers: 1927

Binding: Staplebound

Book Condition: Good

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 23289