Absaraka: Home of the Crows

By: Carrington, Mrs. Margaret I.

Price: $40.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Publisher's full red cloth, gilt lettering on spine, gilt medallion and border on front cover, fore and bottom edges deckle, t.e.g. Illustrated with fold-out map and several B&W illustrations. On July 17, 1866, two soldiers and six wagoners were killed by Sioux Indians. In the next two weeks, fourteen more men died in Sioux attacks. The attacks continued through the summer and fall. On December 21, disaster struck. Recklessly pursuing Indians across a wooded ridge, Brevet Lieutenant Colonel William Fetterman and his company fell into an ambush. It was the worst military blunder of the Indian Wars before the Battle of the Little Big Horn ten years later. Margaret Irvin Carrington, like many officers’ wives, kept a journal of her stay in the outposts of the West. She recorded her impressions of the scenery and the inhabitants of Absaraka, in present-day Wyoming, Montana, and the western Dakotas. As the wife of the commander of Fort Phil Kearny, Colonel Henry B. Carrington, she experienced the sequence of events and the heightening of tensions that led to that bloody December day. She could not have known that her journal would come to such a shocking climax, with her husband's career at stake.. Gilt on spine and cover moderately worn, Minor shelf-wear at head and heel, minor foxing on fore-edge, otherwise fine; unmarked, unread, tight, square, and clean. VERY GOOD+. . The Lakeside Classics Series. Vol. 48. Maps and drawings. 16mo 6" - 7" tall. liii, 354 pp

Title: Absaraka: Home of the Crows

Author Name: Carrington, Mrs. Margaret I.

Categories: History, Rare, Antiquarian, and Collectible Books, Americana,

Edition: First Edition. 1

Publisher: Chicago, The Lakeside Press: 1950

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket

Item: 1.00 lbs

Seller ID: 12243

Keywords: Lakeside History American Indians Native American Indian Wars