COWBOY AND INDIAN TRADER by Joseph Schmedding

COWBOY AND INDIAN TRADER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Life some forty years ago, happily and nostalgically recalled, this is an account of personal experiences, impressions and observations of Texas, New Mexico and Arizona of those days. The author traveled from a North Carolina stock farm to New Orleans, on to the Southwest where he wandered as a cowboy. He tells of the incidents of cattle drives, gambling, freighting, and of his eventual decision to become an Indian trader. At Hubbell post, in Keams Canyon, he met all sorts, ran into hardships and difficulties and was unfairly asked to resign his post by Fall. He carried his fight right to Washington, where he was finally reinstated. There are stories of the Navajos, their customs and communities, the Snake Dance and his personal knowledge of it, ranch life and Mormons, and warm descriptions of the stupendous country be loved so well. True Western market. Definitely regional and documentary.

Pub Date: Jan. 15th, 1950
Publisher: Caxton