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Wah-to-yah and the Taos Trail by Lewis H.…

Wah-to-yah and the Taos Trail (edition 2002)

by Lewis H. Smith (Author)

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Title:Wah-to-yah and the Taos Trail
Authors:Lewis H. Smith (Author)
Info:Adventure Library (2002), Edition: First Thus, 217 pages
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Wah-to-yah by Lewis Hector Garrard



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A 17 year-old traverses the Santa Fe trail to Fort Bent in 1846, and forays towards Taos in a party sent to put down a rebellion. Spends some time with the Cheyenne, and battles the Comanche in SE Colorado. I couldn't help but be reminded of Blood Meridian, set a few years later. A younger, less educated Francis Parkman. The course period language is preserved and in some cases is now shocking. ( )
  kcshankd | Mar 10, 2017 |
Lewis Garrard, a youth of 17, left Independance, MO and took the Sante Fe Trail to Taos, NM in the 1840's. His remarkable ability to observe and make friends with the mountain men and teamsters are recorded here. ( )
  eugenegant | Jan 22, 2008 |
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In the autumn of 1845, a 17-year-old boy, son of a prosperous Cincinnati family, persuaded his parents to let him go on a journey west. He had been inspired by reading Frémont's recently published account of an expedition to the Rocky Mountains, and he set out in a wagon train led by the legendary Céran Saint Vrain, bound for Bent's Fort in the southeastern part of present-day Colorado. For the next months, he lived a life of high adventure, chasing buffalo on horseback, fending off Indian raids, retrieving stolen horses, living with the Cheyenne, yarning around the campfire...scenes we've all seen in movies, but now suddenly made real.

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