Columbus, OH: Long's College Book Co., 1951.
Hardcover. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Facsimile reprint with new Preface by J. Cecil Alter. iv, 244 pp, with Introduction by Hilma S. Sieber, six full-page b/w plates by Russell and two photographic portraits. Very near fine copy with a touch of foxing to the top edge of the text block and mild bump to lower corners, in near fine dust jacket with one faint stain on the lower front panel. Memoir of William Thomas Hamilton (1822-1908), who became an Indian fighter in the 1850s and traveled extensively in California, the Northwest, and the Plains. In 1858 he set up a trading post in what became Missoula, Montana and, while trading, held various jobs as county sheriff, Indian agent, and army scout. Referencing the first edition, Graff (1759) comments that Hamilton was renowned as a skilled sign-talker and that he "tells some mighty fine stories." See also Yost 24; Howes H-139; Rader 1755.