Lot 672

"The Bloody Bozeman", By Dorothy Johnson

Estimate: $100 - $200

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Included in this lot is the 1st Edition book, "The Bloody Bozeman: The Perilous Trail to Montana's Gold", by Dorothy M. Johnson, edited and hailed by A. B. Guthrie Jr. as "among the very best in the American Trail series." Using many old journals, diaries, letters and pioneers' reminiscences, Johnson has re-created the story of this Trail, marked in 1863 by John Bozeman and John Jacobs, which went right through the Indians' last remaining great hunting country. And it was the Sioux Indians, under the great chief Red Cloud, who fought for every mile. This is a great saga of the Old West, an account filled with the struggles against nature, the battles between red man and white, of victories and defeats, of the discovery of gold, and the hangings of road agents by Vigilantes. Here too is the story of the mysterious death of General Francis Meagher, and the heroic ride of Portuguese Phillip. The Bozeman Trail led to the goldfields of Montana for six years in the 1860s before the army abandoned its three forts along the way, yielding to Red Cloud and his warriors. The Bloody Bozeman weaves an "almost seamless" pattern of destiny and adventure. The book is in good condition, black cloth cover with gilt lettering, dust jacket has some tears, some pages coming loose from the spine, foxing noted throughout. Measures 9.25"L x 6.25"W x 1.25"D