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Two Great Scouts And Their Pawnee Battalion. The Experiences Of Frank J. North And Luther H. North, Pioneers In The Great West, 1856-1882, And Their Defence Of The Building Of The Union Pacific Railroad by George Bird Grinnell

Two Great Scouts And Their Pawnee Battalion. The Experiences Of Frank J. North And Luther H. North, Pioneers In The Great West, 1856-1882, And Their Defence Of The Building Of The Union Pacific Railroad

by George Bird Grinnell

Publication: The Arthur H Clark Company, 1928, Cleveland

First edition. 8vo. Red cloth, titles stamped in gilt on the spine, 299 pp., teg., frontispiece [folding map], introduction, index. The North Brothers created a band of Indian scouts which protected the surveying and construction of the Union Pacific Railroad during the plains Indians wars. According to Grinnell, "Captain North and his brother Frank North, were in the class with Bridger and Carson." AHC 114 says, "The North Brothers were two of the most important scouts in the history of the West. Based on hitherto unpublished sources, this study details their role in the building of the Union Pacific Railway, among other exploits." Original prospectus laid-in. Fine, bright, tight copy.

Inventory Number: 47055

$450.00