Frontier Farewell

Frontier Farewell

The 1870s and the End of the Old West

Paperback - 2007
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"'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.
Publisher: Regina, Sask. : University of Regina, Canadian Plains Research Center, 2007.
ISBN: 9780889771932
Characteristics: xviii, 525 pages :,illustrations, maps;,23 cm.
Additional Contributors: University of Regina

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Apr 29, 2016

A definitive account of western Canada's early history, this book recounts the fascinating transition of the old world to the new.
Full of bigger-than-life characters such as James Walsh, James Macleod, Sitting Bull and many others, it describes the birth of a new country in expert detail. The writing is clear and balanced and describes the conflicts from the perspectives of all the parties involved.
A great read for anyone interested in the history of Canada's western plains.

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