By John Wallace Crawford,Paul Hedren,Paul Hedren
"A clean, firsthand narrative of the gold rush and its consequences"—Kansas History
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In 1875, a tender guy from Pennsylvania joined the avoid day trip into the Black Hills of Dakota Territory, from the place he penned letters to the Omaha day-by-day Bee. no longer content material with accompanying sidestep, Captain Jack again to the Black Hills in 1876 for an additional six months.
John Wallace Crawford, who grew to become greater often called Captain Jack, wrote a colourful account of this attention-grabbing time within the American West. His correspondence featured his adventures within the early Black Hills gold rush as he performed the elements of reporter, plainsman, scout, and raconteur. Captain Jack proficient his readers, in nice element and with a watch for the bizarre and interesting, of the relative advantages of the gulches, the vagaries and problems of go back and forth within the zone, the artwork of survival in what was once primarily wasteland, the hardships of inclement climate, difficulty with outlaws, and interactions with American Indians.
Captain Jack met and labored with Buffalo invoice Cody and fast seized the chance to scout for Brigadier normal George criminal on his Indian crusade. Jack’s correspondence from the hunger March and the struggle at narrow Buttes bargains specific and intimate debts of those dramatic episodes of the nice Sioux War.
Award-winning historian Paul Hedren has compiled those virtually unknown letters, writing an creation and essays that position the correspondence within the better context of the Black Hills Gold Rush and the good Sioux warfare. the result's a treasure trove of hitherto hidden basic records in addition to a ripping yarn within the traditions of the previous West.
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Ho! For the Black Hills by John Wallace Crawford,Paul Hedren,Paul Hedren