St. Paul, Pioneer Press Company, 1883. 1st. Original cloth. First Edition. 8vo. , - pp. Large folding map of Montana and Wyoming tipped in at rear. Three inserted sepia plates after photographs by L. A. Huffman; textual illustrations. Original dark green cloth with beveled boards; gilt lettering to front cover & spine; all edges stained red; brown endpapers. Minor wear to extremities; small marks to front cover else a fine copy of the scarce first edition. Two short closed tears to map at point of connection to rear free endpaper; slight age toning to pages else a fine, exceptionally nice copy of the scarce first printing. Item #18171
An Accurate, Comprehensive History of the Country Drained by the Yellowstone River--Its Indian Inhabitants--Its First Explorers--The Early Fur Traders and Trappers--The Coming and Trials of the Emigrants. A full account of all expeditions, military and civil - the discovery of the geysers and wonders of the national park - fights with Sioux by wolfers, trappers and gold-seekers - the Sioux War of 1876-77, in which General Custer was killed - Nez Perce War of 1877 - the advent of the Northern Pacific and building of towns - the mineral and agricultural wealth - and future of the country. (Adams,Rampaging Herd 2312; Decker 878; Eberstadt 107: 381c; Graff 4166; Holliday 1096; Howes T300; Luther, Custer High Spots).