Bismarck, North Dakota; (1926): Capital Book Co. Octavo. Item #027970
324 pages, 11 unumbered leaves of plates(including frontispiece and map), includes bibliographical references (p. 311-313), index. Lewis Crawford was the head of the State Historical Society of North Dakota and has preserved the ideas of Ben Arnold who he called "a restless spirit". He was uneducated but "an expert marksman, a good packer, could cover a trail like an Indian, and had an ability to find his way in the night that was uncanny." He learned to speak the Sioux language which led to his becoming a valuable army scout. The last few chapters deal with the Sioux uprising as the white settlers poured into the Black Hills. A near fine copy bound in blue cloth, spine lettering gilt, parts of dust jacket laid in at rear. Very nice. [Howes C-872; 6-Guns 509; Herd 607].