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History Post-confederation (1867-)

Frontier Farewell

The 1870s and the End of the Old West

by (author) Garrett Wilson

Publisher
University of Regina Press
Initial publish date
Oct 2007
Category
Post-Confederation (1867-), General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780889773615
    Publish Date
    Dec 2014
    List Price
    $34.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780889771932
    Publish Date
    Oct 2007
    List Price
    $29.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780889773639
    Publish Date
    Dec 2014
    List Price
    $18.99

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Description

"'Buffalo!' The old horseman struggled to his feet and boldly began his toast with glass held high, his weather-worn visage conspicuous in the room full of young men. Then 'BUFFALO,' this time more quietly. Then, after a long pause, 'buffalo,' almost in a whisper..."

Thus Garrett Wilson introduces his epic account of the 1870s, a decade that saw unprecedented changes come to the Great Plains of North America: famine, fire, and pestilence--the disappearance of the buffalo--the last stand of the Sioux and the Metis--the Boundary Survey and the "March West" of the North-West Mounted Police--men like Dumont, Walsh, Macleod, and Sitting Bull--all encompassed within a brief 10 years, which saw the disappearance of the Old West, and the birth of a new society.

Told with wit, sensitivity, and panache, Frontier Farewell explodes old myths and brings new perspectives to this pivotal era in the development of the North American West.

About the author

Garrett Wilson has been practising law since 1954. His more than thirty year association with the Regina police has given him thorough insight into the world of criminal investigations, and lead toDeny, Deny, Denyhis bestselling account of the Colin Thatcher murder case. Guilty Addictions is his third book.

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