1893 - THE OREGON TRAIL: SKETCHES OF PRAIRIE AND ROCKY MOUNTAIN LIFE, Parkman
1893 - THE OREGON TRAIL: SKETCHES OF PRAIRIE AND ROCKY MOUNTAIN LIFE, Parkman
1893 - THE OREGON TRAIL: SKETCHES OF PRAIRIE AND ROCKY MOUNTAIN LIFE, Parkman
1893 - THE OREGON TRAIL: SKETCHES OF PRAIRIE AND ROCKY MOUNTAIN LIFE, Parkman
1893 - THE OREGON TRAIL: SKETCHES OF PRAIRIE AND ROCKY MOUNTAIN LIFE, Parkman
1893 - THE OREGON TRAIL: SKETCHES OF PRAIRIE AND ROCKY MOUNTAIN LIFE, Parkman
1893 - THE OREGON TRAIL: SKETCHES OF PRAIRIE AND ROCKY MOUNTAIN LIFE, Parkman
1893 - THE OREGON TRAIL: SKETCHES OF PRAIRIE AND ROCKY MOUNTAIN LIFE, Parkman
1893 - THE OREGON TRAIL: SKETCHES OF PRAIRIE AND ROCKY MOUNTAIN LIFE, Parkman
1893 - THE OREGON TRAIL: SKETCHES OF PRAIRIE AND ROCKY MOUNTAIN LIFE, Parkman

1893 - THE OREGON TRAIL: SKETCHES OF PRAIRIE AND ROCKY MOUNTAIN LIFE, Parkman

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  THE OREGON TRAIL: SKETCHES OF PRAIRIE AND ROCKY-MOUNTAIN LIFE — By Francis Parkman, 8th Edition Hardcover, 1893

 Publisher: Little, Brown and Co. Boston (1893)

In exceedingly well preserved condition. The boards and binding are solid and tight, with minimal shelfwear. The pages are crisp and clean save for previous owner's inscription on the first blank page. The book does not seem to have been read. "The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life (also published as The California & Oregon Trail) is a book written by Francis Parkman. It was originally serialized in twenty-one installments in Knickerbocker's Magazine (1847–49) and subsequently published as a book in 1849. The book is a first-person account of a 2-month summer tour in 1846 of the U.S. states of Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, and Kansas. Parkman was 23 at the time. The heart of the book covers the three weeks Parkman spent hunting buffalo with a band of Oglala Sioux." [Wikipedia] Please see below for more information on the author, Francis Parkman.

Biography

"Francis Parkman Jr. (September 16, 1823 – November 8, 1893) was an American historian, best known as author of The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life and his monumental seven-volume France and England in North America. These works are still valued as historical sources and as literature. He was also a leading horticulturist, briefly a professor of Horticulture at Harvard University and author of several books on the topic. Parkman was a trustee of the Boston Athenćum from 1858 until his death in 1893...

...Parkman is one of the most notable nationalist historians. In recognition of his talent and accomplishments, the Society for American Historians annually awards the Francis Parkman Prize for the best book on American history. His work has been praised by historians who have published essays in new editions of his work by such Pulitzer Prize winners as C. Vann Woodward, Allan Nevins, and Samuel Eliot Morison as well as by other notable historians including Wilbur R. Jacobs, John Keegan, William Taylor, Mark Van Doren, and David Levin. Famous artists such as Thomas Hart Benton and Frederic Remington have illustrated Parkman's books. Numerous translations have been published worldwide." - Wikipedia