RARE The Horsemen of the Plains: A Story of the Great Cheyenne War by Joseph A. Altsheler, Every Boy's Library Boy Scout Edition, 1910
Synopsis: The story of America has always been one of 'frontiers.' During the 18th century 'the west' was in that part of the continent we term the east today and the threat to settlers from hostile indigenous Indian tribes was from those who inhabited that densely forested wilderness of lakes and mountains. Inexorably and inevitably the tide of European pioneers-the new Americans-pushed westward towards the Pacific Ocean. The drive to open new country, to found new states, build homes and farms became an exodus of almost biblical proportions-the 'Manifest Destiny.' After the Civil War between the Northern and Southern states immigrant wagon trains would push the emergent nation into and across the great plains of the interior of the continent-the home of enormous herds of American buffalo and the Indian tribes who subsisted on them. These were the Plains Indians, born hunters and warriors who some called 'the finest light cavalry on earth' for their skill in horsemanship and who were fiercely defensive of their traditional and sacred way of life. True to pattern when an advanced society encroaches upon a primitive culture there came the inevitable conflict which could only be settled in blood.
- 1910 copy of The Horsemen of the Plains: A Story of the Great Cheyenne War by Joseph A. Altsheler
- Every Boy's Library Boy Scout edition
- hardcover, no dust jacket
- some discoloration on the spine, though otherwise exceptional condition, especially for being over a century old!