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Children's non-fiction book aimed at the 8-12 age group.
Journey back to another century and visit the untamed American West -- the land of the Gold Rush and home to many Native American tribes. See what life was like in a covered wagon, in a frontier town, or on a cattle ranch. Confront dangerous outlaws and the hardships of living in an unsettled land. Plenty of realistic illustrations, as well as period photographs and paintings, dramatize the gritty truths of the mythic Wild West. A splendid gift for any child fascinated by the stories and legends of this period. Includes a biographical section, a glossary, and an index.
The book starts with the arrival of the white man on the Western frontier and hits upon some major historic events but mostly concentrates on daily living of the western Indians, of life on the trail in a covered wagon, of ranchers and cowboys, of building a frontier home, town and forts. Then enter the exciting days of outlaws and lawmen, stagecoach and train robberies. Finally the coming of the train, the finding of oil and the end of the West with a conclusion on the legend of the west being reborn with rodeos, books, TV Shows and movies.