These books back in 1934 and 1935 became immediately and deservedly popular. Later Holling's name was better established on literary grounds through his Seabird, Minn of the Mississippi, Pagoo, etc. But his Cowboys and Indians filled a niche nobody has rivalled. Although he has chosen to put his factual information in the guise of stories, the facts are there. What cowboys were really like, what they wore, what they do, on the ranches, at rodeos and so on, is reasonably familiar but not the why of their clothes and their way of life. Sometimes Holling describes the West today; sometimes its earlier days...This is perhaps more true of Indians for he tells might-be-true stories, spanning 100 years, of Indian children in the different regions:- the forests and lakes, the plains, the deserts and mesas, the rivers and the sea coast. And through these stories- and the lovely marginal drawings, one learns about the life of these Indians before the days of reservations. We welcome the availability of these two volumes. The bindings seem a bit perishable in color.