The Oregon Trail by Francis Parkman (The Heritage Press)


Hardcover. Condition: Very Good+, Slipcase: Very Good+. 1943. The Heritage Press. Illustrated.

Edited from His Notebooks by Mason Wade. Illustrated by Maynard Dixon.

Initially serialized in twenty-one installments in Knickerbocker's Magazine (1847–49) and subsequently published as a book in 1849. The book is a first-person account of a 2-month summer tour in 1846 of the U.S. states of Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, and Kansas. Parkman was 23 at the time. The heart of the book covers the three weeks Parkman spent hunting buffalo with a band of Oglala Sioux.