The Epic Saga of The American Frontier 1800 - 1899
By Page Stegner
One of the greatest stories of nineteenth-century America is its expansion into the lands west of the Mississippi. Acclaimed author Page Stegner shows in one sweeping volume how the opening of the western frontier ignited and defined a young nation's spirit of enterprise and discovery. Winning the Wild West is an illustrated celebration of that epoch, rich in the deeds and exploits of legendary and forgotten character, replete with hundreds of never-before-published artifact photos and archival images reproduced in full color.
From Lewis and Clark to the massacre at Wounded Knee, Page Stegner recreates an engrossing, gorgeous panorama of trappers, wagon trains, cattle drives, guns, gold rushes, outlaws, lawmen, settlers, buffalo hunters, railroads, cowboy hats, and barbed wire‹the hard lives of the people and the items they carried that made a new culture, a new society... a new nation.