Author Title Summary AR Call # Page s Adams, Peter. Early loggers and the Tells how the pioneers cut down the trees 634.9 ADA 64 sawmill to clear their land and the various ways the trees were used. Also discusses the first sawmills. Alter, Judy Extraordinary women of the Chronicles the exploits and achievements 920 ALT 288 American West of more than fifty women in the past and present of America's West, including the guide and interpreter Sacajawea, journalist Jessie Benton Fremont, and author Willa Cather. Armstrong, Black-eyed Susan : a novel Ten-year-old Susie and her father love 5.1 F ARM 120 Jennifer living on the South Dakota prairie but her mother misses their old life in Ohio. Arrington, Bluestem With their father away and their mother 4.1 F ARR 140 Frances traumatized by some unknown event, eleven-year-old Polly and her younger sister are left to take care of themselves and their prairie homestead. Bauer, Marion Land of the buffalo bones : Fourteen-year-old Polly Rodgers keeps a 5.9 F BAU 221 Dane the diary of Mary Ann diary of her 1873 journey from England to Elizabeth Rodgers, an Minnesota as part of a colony of eighty English girl in Minnesota people seeking religious freedom, and of their first year struggling to make a life there, led by her father, a Baptist minister. Beatty, Patricia Lacy makes a match A 13-year-old living in a turn-of-the-century F BEA 222 California mining town determines to marry off her adoptive brothers and discover the identity of her real parents. Bentley, Judith Brides, midwives, and Describes the roles of women pioneers in 978 BEN 96 widows settling the West. Bentley, Judith Explorers, trappers, and Describes some of the roles of early 978 BEN 96 guides pioneers. Bial, Raymond Frontier home Describes the challenges that American 976 BIA 36 settlers faced when they left the farms and towns in the East in their Conestoga wagons and headed for the prairie. Provides a record of pioneer tools, homes, and daily life that testifies to the indomitable spirit of the early settlers. Blashfield, Jean The California Gold Rush Describes adventures and disasters in the 5.5 979.4 BLA 48 F. lives of people who rushed to the gold mines of California in 1848 and explains how this event sparked the state's development. Blashfield, Jean The Oregon Trail An introductory history of the Oregon Trail 5.7 978 BLA 48 F. and its significance in opening the west to settlers, including information on the people who opened the Trail, their reasons for going west, modes of transportation, and a description of a typical day on the Trail. Blashfield, Jean The transcontinental Discusses the history of the 6.2 385 BLA 48 F. railroad transcontinental railroad, including the construction of the Central Pacific, Union Pacific, and other related railroads which joined the east and west coasts by meeting at Promontory Point, Utah. Blos, Joan W. Brothers of the heart : a Fourteen-year-old Shem spends six 6 F BLO 162 story of the old Northwest, months in the Michigan wilderness alone 1837-1838 with a dying Indian woman, who helps him, not only to survive, but to mature to the point where he can return to his family and the difficulties of life as a cripple in a frontier village. Blumberg, Full steam ahead : the race Illustrated history of the building of the 385 BLU 159 Rhoda to build a transcontinental transcontinental railroad in the United railroad States, beginning in 1862 when President Lincoln signed the Pacific Railroad Act into law, and ending on May 10, 1869, when the final, golden spike was driven, uniting tracks from the east and west. Blumberg, The great American gold Describes the emigration of people to 979.4 BLU 135 Rhoda. rush. California to pursue the dream of discovering gold. Brill, Marlene James Buchanan : fifteenth Describes the early life and political career 7.5 92 BUC 98 Targ president of the United of the man who served as president in the States years just before the Civil War. Brink, Carol Caddie Woodlawn The adventures of an eleven-year-old 6 F BRI 275 Ryrie tomboy growing up on the Wisconsin frontier in the mid-nineteenth century. Bruns, Roger A. Jesse James : legendary Traces the life of the renowned bandit, 7.6 92 JAM 128 outlaw from his childhood in Missouri, through his years as guerilla fighter and outlaw, exploring the development of his legend and the romanticization of his illegal deeds. Byars, Betsy Trouble River When he builds his raft, a twelve-year-old 4.9 F BYA 158 Cromer boy never dreams that it will serve as the sole means of escape for himself and his grandmother when hostile Indians threaten their prairie cabin. Calabro, Marian The Perilous Journey of the Uses materials from letters and diaries 7.2 979.4 CLA 192 Donner Party written by survivors of the Donner Party to relate the experiences of that ill-fated group as they endured horrific circumstances on their way to California in 1846-47. Calvert, Patricia The Snowbird Following the murder of her parents 5.2 F CAL 146 Willanna faces an uncertain future as she and her younger brother move from Tennessee in 1883 to the Dakota Territory where she trains her first horse. Cannon, A. E. Charlotte's Rose As a twelve-year-old Welsh immigrant 4.1 F CAN 246 carries a motherless baby along the Mormon Trail in 1856, she comes to love the baby as her own and fear the day the baby's father will reclaim her. Casey, Jane Millard Fillmore, thirteenth Examines the life of the president who 8.4 92 FIL 98 Clark. president of the United helped postpone the Civil War with the States Compromise of 1850 and who was considered to have destroyed his political career in order to preserve the Union. Cavan, Seamus Daniel Boone and the Examines the life and times of Daniel 9.8 92 BOO 111 opening of the Ohio country Boone. Cushman, Karen The ballad of Lucy Whipple In 1849, twelve-year-old California Morning 5.8 F CUS 195 Whipple, who renames herself Lucy, is distraught when her mother moves the family from Massachusetts to a rough California mining town. DeFelice, Weasel Alone in the frontier wilderness in the 5 F DEF 119 Cynthia C. winter of 1839 while his father is recovering from an injury, eleven-year-old Nathan runs afoul of the renegade killer known as Weasel and makes a surprising discovery about the concept of revenge. Dolan, Edward Beyond the frontier : the Describes the journeys west made by 7.2 978 DOL 112 F. story of the trails West many settlers in the mid-1800s--mostly overland, but also by sea--discussing their reasons for going, the difficulties they faced, and life on the way. Duncklee, John Quest for the eagle feather Recounts the story of Quiet Water, an 6.1 F DUN 85 Anglo boy found by Indians after being separated from his pioneer parents in a storm. Durbin, William The journal of Sean In 1867, fifteen-year-old Sean experiences 5.9 F DUR 188 Sullivan : a both hardships and rewards when he joins Transcontinental Railroad his father in working on the building of the worker : Nebraska and Transcontinental Rairoad. points west, 1867 Erickson, John The case of the midnight Hank the cowdog investigates the mystery 5.5 F ERI 110 rustler of a cattle rustler who works by night. Faber, Doris Calamity Jane : her life and Examines the life of the Wild West heroine 92 CAL 62 her legend who was transformed into a legendary figure in the public mind Fleischman, Townsend's warbler An account of the 1834 cross-continental 508.73 52 Paul journey of naturalist John Townsend and FLE his many discoveries, including the warbler that bears his name. Flynn, Jean Annie Oakley : legendary Recounts the life of the markswoman and 6.6 92 OAK 128 sharpshooter performer who achieved fame with Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show. Freedman, Cowboys of the wild West Describes, in text and illustrations, the 978 FRE 103 Russell duties, clothes, equipment, and day-to-day life of the cowboys who flourished in the west from the 1860's to the 1890's. Freedman, Indian chiefs Biographies of six Western Indian chiefs 920 FRE 151 Russell. who led their people in a historic moment of crisis, when a decision had to be made about fighting or cooperating with the white pioneers encroaching on their grounds. Fritz, Jean The cabin faced west Ten-year-old Ann Hamilton finds herself to 5.1 F FRI 124 be the only girl and is lonesome but learns to appreciate her role in settling the wilderness of western Pennsylvania. Garland, Sherry. Valley of the Moon : the The 1845-1846 diary of thirteen-year-old 6.2 F GAR 218 diary of Maria Rosalia de Maria, servant to the wealthy Spanish Milagros family which took her in when her Indian mother died. Includes a historical note about the settlement and early history of California. Garland, Sherry A line in the sand : the In the journal she receives for her twelfth 5.6 F GAR 201 Alamo diary of Lucinda birthday in 1835, Lucinda Lawrence Lawrence, Gonzales, describes the hardships her family and Texas, 1835 other residents of the "Texas colonies" endure when they decide to face the Mexicans in a fight for their freedom. Gillespie, Sarah A pioneer farm girl : the Excerpts from the diary of Sarah Gillispie, 5.7 977.7 GIL 32 diary of Sarah Gillespie, a pioneer in Iowa in the nineteenth century. 1877-1878 Includes sidebars, activities, and a timeline related to the era. Gipson, Fred Old Yeller In the late 1860's in the Texas hill country, 5 F GIP 158 a big yellow dog and a fourteen year-old boy form a close, loving relationship. Glass, Andrew The sweetwater run : the Buffalo Bill Cody recounts his adventures F GLA 41 story of Buffalo Bill Cody as a teenaged rider for the Pony Express. and the Pony Express Includes a history of the Pony Express and facts about Cody's life. Graves, Kerry A. Going to school in pioneer Discusses the school life of children in 370 GRA 32 times pioneer times, including lessons, books, teachers, examinations, and special days. Includes activities and sidebars. Greenwood, A pioneer sampler : the Tells the story of what life was like for the 971.3 GRE 240 Barbara Robertsons, a pioneer family living on a daily life of a pioneer family in 1840 backwoods farm in 1840. Gregory, Jenny of the Tetons Orphaned while traveling West with a 4.8 F GRE 119 Kristiana wagon train, 15-year-old Carrie Hill is befriended by Beaver Dick and Jenny. Gregory, Jimmy Spoon and the Pony Having returned from living with his friends 5.3 F GRE 128 Kristiana Express the Shoshoni, seventeen-year-old Jimmy Spoon grows restless again and seeks adventure by taking a job with the Pony Express. Gregory, Across the wide and In her diary, thirteen-year-old Hattie 5.5 F GRE 163 Kristiana lonesome prairie : the chronicles her family's arduous 1847 Oregon Trail diary of Hattie journey from Missouri to Oregon on the Campbell Oregon Trail. Gregory, Seeds of hope : the gold A diary account of fourteen-year-old 5.5 F GRE 186 Kristiana rush diary of Susanna Susanna Fairchild's life in 1849, when her Fairchild father succumbs to gold fever on the way to establish his medical practice in Oregon after losing his wife and money on their steamship journey from New York. Includes a historical note. Gregory, The great railroad race : As the daughter of a newspaper reporter, 5.7 F GRE 203 Kristiana the diary of Libby West fourteen-year-old Libby keeps a diary account of the exciting events surrounding her during the building of the railroad in the West in 1868. Gunderson, Pioneer farm cooking This book discusses the everyday life, 641.5977 32 Mary family roles, cooking methods, and GUN common foods of pioneers who settled in the Midwest. Gunderson, Oregon Trail cooking This book discusses the everyday life, 641.5978 32 Mary family roles, cooking methods, and GUN common foods of pioneers who traveled west on the Oregon Trail during the nineteenth century. Recipes are included. Haberle, Susan The Mexican War, 1846- Examines the causes and effects of the 5.8 973.6 HAB 48 E. 1848 Mexican War and its importance in the westward expansion of the United States. Hahn, Mary The Gentleman Outlaw and In 1887 twelve-year-old Eliza, disguised as 5.5 F HAH 212 Downing me-- Eli : a story of the Old a boy and traveling towards Colorado in West search of her missing father, falls in with a Gentleman Outlaw and joins him in his illegal schemes. Harness, Cheryl They're off! : the story of Relates the history of the Pony Express 383 HAR 32 the Pony Express from when it began to carry messages across the American West in April 1860 until the telegraph replaced it in October 1861. Harrell, Beatrice Longwalker's journey : a When the government removes their tribe 5.4 F HAR 133 Orcutt novel of the Choctaw Trail from their sacred homeland in 1831, ten- of Tears year-old Minko and his father endure terrible hardships on their journey from Mississippi to Oklahoma where Minko receives the name Longwalker. Harris, Edward John Charles Frémont and A biography of the nineteenth-century 9.7 92 FRE 111 D. the great Western soldier, politician, and explorer whose reconnaissance many expeditions helped open up the western territories to settlers. Harvey, Brett My prairie year : based on Nine-year old Elenore describes her E HAR 40 the diary of Elenore experiences living with her family in the Plaisted Dakota Territory in the late nineteenth century. Harvey, Brett Farmers and ranchers Settling the West from the point of view of 978 HAR 96 the farmers and ranchers. Hermes, Patricia Westward to home In 1848, nine-year-old Joshua Martin 3.1 F HER 108 McCullough writes a journal of his family's journey from Missouri to Oregon in a covered wagon. Includes a historical note about westward migration. Hester, Sallie A covered wagon girl : the Excerpts from the diary of a fourteen-year- 5.3 978 HES 32 diary of Sallie Hester, 1849- old girl tell of her family's journey along the 1850 Oregon-California Trail during 1849-1850. Includes sidebars, activities, and a timeline related to the era. Hilton, Suzanne. The way it was--1876 Discusses such topics as the home, 917.3 216 illnesses, school, sports, playing, traveling, women, and celebrations of special events in the centennial year. Holland, Isabelle The journey home Two orphan sisters in the late 1800s leave 4.6 F HOL 212 New York on the orphan train to seek a new home in the West. Holm, Jennifer L. Boston Jane : The Claim The arrival from Philadelphia of her spiteful 5.1 F HOL 230 nemesis Sally Biddle and the return of her corrupt ex-fiance Richard Baldt spell trouble for seventeen-year-old Miss Jane Peck, who has survived on her own in Shoalwater Bay, a community of white settlers and Chinook Indians in 1850s Washington Territory. Holm, Jennifer L. Our only May Amelia As the only girl in a Finnish American 4.8 F HOL 253 family of seven brothers, May Amelia Jackson resents being expected to act like a lady while growing up in Washington state in 1899. Holm, Jennifer L. Boston Jane : an adventure Schooled in the lessons of etiquette for 4.9 F HOL 273 young ladies of 1854, Miss Jane Peck of Philadelphia finds little use for manners during her long sea voyage to the Pacific Northwest and while living among the American traders and Chinook Indians of Washington Territory. Houghton, Gillian The transcontinental Describes the people, circumstances, and 8.7 385 HOU 64 railroad : a primary source events surrounding the building of the history of America's first railway system across the continent in the coast-to-coast railroad mid-nineteenth century. Hudson, Jan Sweetgrass Living on the western Canadian prairie in 4.2 F HUD 159 the nineteenth century, Sweetgrass, a fifteen-year-old Blackfoot Indian girl, saves her family from a smallpox epidemic and proves her maturity to her father. Hughes, Holly Hoofbeats of Danger In 1860, eleven-year-old Annie, who lives 5.3 F HUG 130 at the Red Buttes Pony Express station in the Nebraska Territory, asks Pony Express rider Billy Cody to help her find the person responsible for sabotaging her favorite pony Magpie. Irwin, Hadley Jim-Dandy Living after the Civil War on a Kansas 5.3 F IRW 135 homestead with his stern stepfather, 13- year-old Caleb raises a beloved colt. Isaacs, Sally Cattle trails and cowboys An introduction to cowboys, ranch life, life 5.7 976.4 ISA 32 Senzell on the trail during cattle drives, how cowboys contributed to the expansion of the frontier, and why cattle trails eventually were no longer needed. Isaacs, Sally The Oregon Trail Explores the great westward migration on 5.6 979.5 ISA 32 Senzell the Oregon Trail in the nineteenth century and the experiences of those who traveled that way Isaacs, Sally The first railroads An account of the early railroad era in the 6 385 ISA 32 Senzell. United States, describing the first trains, progress in train development, the growth of railroad networks, and the contribution of trains to the growth of the country. Isaacs, Sally Life on the Oregon Trail An introduction to what life was like on the 3.9 978 ISA 32 Senzell. Oregon Trail, describing the wagons, daily routines, food, clothing, Native Americans encountered on the way, and dangers. Isaacs, Sally The Gold Rush An introduction to life during the California 5.6 979.4 ISA 32 Senzell. gold rush that includes information about Sutter's Mill and the discovery of gold, how people made their way to California and the impact upon the cities, the mining camps and boomtowns that eventually became ghost towns, and more. Isaacs, Sally The great land rush Describes the events that led to the 5.8 976.6 ISA 32 Senzell. Oklahoma land rush in which the government gave away cheap land that was primarily Indian Territory. Kallen, Stuart A. Life on the American Discusses how people on the American 7.4 978 KAL 108 frontier frontier lived, including trailblazers, fur trappers, mountain men, Native Americans, miners, cowboys, and pioneers. Kalman, Bobbie Early settler children An examination of what life was like for 305.2 KAL 64 children in the early years of the United States, including clothing, expectations of their parents, labor, and poverty. Kent, Zachary Zachary Taylor, twelfth A biography of "Old Rough and Ready," 8 92 TAY 98 president of the United hero of the Mexican War, who became the States twelfth president of the United States. Kimmel, One sky above us Having settled on the Kansas frontier, 5.7 F KIM 177 Elizabeth Cody young Bill Cody and his family try to make a home for themselves, coexist with their Kickapoo neighbors, and stand up as abolitionists in spite of their neighbors' pro- slavery beliefs. Kozar, Richard Daniel Boone and the Presents a biography of the legendary 7.6 92 BOO 63 exploration of the frontier frontiersman who explored Kentucky and the route to the West leading to American expansion of the United States. Kurtz, Jane I'm sorry, Almira Ann Eight-year-old Sarah's high spirits help 4.1 F KUR 120 make her family's long journey from Missouri to Oregon more bearable, though they do cause both her and her best friend Almira Ann some problems. Lasky, Kathryn Beyond the divide In 1849, a fourteen-year-old Amish girl 6 F LAS 297 defies convention by leaving her secure home in Pennsylvania to accompany her father across the continent by wagon train. Lavender, David The Santa Fe Trail Describes the history of the Santa Fe Trail 978 LAV 64 Sievert from the encounters with blizzards and Indians, to the effect on trade, and the final demise of the trail caused by the building of the railroad. Lawlor, Laurie Addie across the prairie Unhappy to leave her home and friends, 4.9 F LAW 128 Addie reluctantly accompanies her family to the Dakota Territory and slowly begins to adjust to life on the prairie. Lawlor, Laurie Gold in the hills / When they are left with relatives in 4.2 F LAW 146 Colorado, ten-year-old Hattie and her older brother depend on their friendship with a recluse who lives nearby to make their lives bearable. Lawlor, Laurie Addie's Dakota winter In her new pioneer home of Dakota, ten- 4.6 F LAW 160 year-old Addie finds an unlikely friend and, stranded alone during a blizzard, learns about courage. Lawlor, Laurie George on his own Addie's twelve-year-old brother, George, 4.4 F LAW 191 doesn't think anyone appreciates his musical talent, and when his father threatens to sell his trombone, George decides to run away from the family's prairie home. Levine, Ellen ..If you traveled West in a Explains what it was like to travel and live 978 LEV 80 covered wagon in a covered wagon as a pioneer on the way to Oregon. Lightfoot, D. J. Trail fever : the life of a A biography of George Saunders, a F LIG 75 Texas cowboy cowboy who endured cattle drives, stampedes, and skirmishes with Indians on the Texas frontier during and after the Civil War. Lillegard, Dee James K. Polk, eleventh A biography of the eleventh American 7.6 92 POL 98 president of the United president, whose term in office saw great States expansion of the western frontier. Love, D. Anne A year without rain Her mother's death and a year-long 4 F LOV 118 drought has made life difficult for twelve- year-old Rachel and her family on their farm in the Dakotas, but when she learns that her father plans to get married again, it is almost more than Rachel can bear. Luce, Willard Jim Bridger; man of the The adventure of the early nineteenth- 92 BRI 80 mountains century mountain man, Jim Bridger, as he guides wagon trains west, scouts for the U.S. Army, and explores the region which became Yellowstone National Park. MacBride, Roger Little house on Rocky n 1894 Laura Ingalls Wilder, her husband, 4.2 F MAC 353 Lea Ridge and her seven-year-old daughter Rose leave the Ingalls family in Dakota and make the long and difficult journey to Missouri to start a new life. Macy, Sue Bull's-eye : a A photographic biography of Annie Oakley, 92 OAK 64 photobiography of Annie discussing her early life, her prowess with Oakley a gun, her stint with Buffalo Bill's Wild West show, and her enduring image in movies, books, television shows, and plays. Markel, Rita J Your travel guide to Takes readers on a journey back in time in 978 MAR 96 America's Old West order to experience life in the American West in the 1800s, describing clothing, accommodations, foods, local customs, transportation, a few notable personalities, and more. Marrin, Albert Cowboys, Indians, and Describes life in the American West and 6.8 978 MAR 196 Gunfighters : the story of the growth of the cattle industry, from the the cattle kingdom introduction of horses and cattle by the Spanish through the reign of the cattle barons in the late nineteenth century. May, Robin Daniel Boone and the Briefly describes the life of Daniel Boone 978 MAY 60 American West and the times in which he lived. Covers the pioneers, gold strikes, Indian wars, law and lawbreakers, and the settlers who tamed the wilderness. McClung, Robert Hugh Glass, mountain man A fictionalized biography of the legendary 6.2 F MCC 166 M. hero of the Old West, who as a fur trapper in 1823, survived an attack by a grizzly bear. McGraw, Eloise Moccasin trail A pioneer boy, brought up by Crow 5.8 F MCG 247 Jarvis Indians, is reunited with his family and attempts to orient himself in the white man's culture. Meigs, Cornelia Swift rivers After being turned out by his mean-spirited 7 F MEI 269 uncle, Chris Dahlberg decides to harvest some of the timber on his grandfather's land in Minnesota and float the giant logs down the Mississippi River to market in St. Louis. Moseley, Davy Crockett, hero of the A profile of the woodsman, politician, and 92 CRO 80 Elizabeth wild frontier soldier whose decisions were abetted by Robards his motto, "Be sure you're right, then go ahead." Moss, Marissa Rachel's journal : the story In her journal, Rachel chronicles her 5.6 F MOS 52 of a pioneer girl family's adventures traveling by covered wagon on the Oregon Trail in 1850. Murphy, Jim Across America on an Combines an account of Robert Louis 7.8 325 MUR 150 emigrant train Stevenson's experiences as he traveled from New York to California by train in 1879 and a description of the building and operation of railroads in nineteenth-century America. Includes archival photographs. Murphy, Jim West to a land of plenty : While traveling in 1883 with her Italian 5.2 F MUR 204 the diary of Teresa American family (including a meddlesome Angelino Viscardi little sister) and other immigrant pioneers to a utopian community in Idaho, fourteen- year-old Teresa keeps a diary of her experiences along the way. Murrow, Liza West against the wind Fourteen-year-old Abby seeks both her 4.6 F MUR 232 Ketchum father and the secret of a handsome but mysterious boy during an arduous journey by wagon train from the middle of the country to the Pacific coast in 1850. Myers, Walter The journal of Joshua In 1871 Joshua Loper, a sixteen-year-old 5 F MYE 158 Dean Loper : a Black cowboy black cowboy, records in his journal his experiences while making his first cattle drive under an unsympathetic trail boss. Nixon, Joan Aggie's home A clumsy twelve-year-old, Aggie is sure no 4.2 F NIX 116 Lowery one will want to adopt her when she rides the orphan train out west, but when she meets the eccentric Bradon family she begins to have some hope. Nixon, Joan In the face of danger Deeply unhappy about her family's 5 F NIX 151 Lowery separation because of poverty, Megan gradually finds contentment and purpose in her new home on the Kansas prairie with a kind and loving adopted family. Nixon, Joan A family apart When their mother can no longer support 5.4 F NIX 162 Lowery them, six siblings are sent by the Children's Aid Society of New York City to live with farm families in Missouri in 1860. Nixon, Joan Keeping secrets In 1863, eleven-year-old Peg Kelly is 5 F NIX 163 Lowery drawn into the dangerous activities of a mysterious young woman who takes refuge with the Kelly family in Missouri after fleeing the attack on Lawrence, Kansas, by William Quantrill and his Confederate raiders. O'Donnell, Kerri The gold rush : a primary Uses primary source documents, 8.3 979.4 64 source history of the search narrative, and illustrations to recount how ODO for gold in California the mid-nineteenth century California gold rush affected Americans and immigrants and how it shaped history. Patent, Dorothy Homesteading : settling Chronicles the activities of the 978 PAT 32 Hinshaw America's heartland homesteaders who settled the vast American prairies during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Paulsen, Gary Tucket's home Francis, Lottie and Billy survive a series of 5.2 F PAU 93 hair-raising adventures while on their way west to the Oregon Trail, where they hope to find the Tucket family. Paulsen, Gary Call me Francis Tucket Having separated from the one-armed 5.5 F PAU 97 trapper who taught him how to survive in the wilderness of the Old West, fifteen- year-old Francis gets lost and continues to have adventures involving dangerous men and a friendly mule. Paulsen, Gary Mr.Tucket In 1848, while on a wagon train headed for 5 F PAU 166 Oregon, fourteen-year-old Francis Tucket is kidnapped by Pawnee Indians and then falls in with a one-armed trapper who teaches him how to live in the wild. Paulsen, Gary Tucket's gold Fifteen-year-old Francis and the two 5.2 F PAU 97 children he has adopted travel across the Old West, evade Comancheros, discover a treasure, and wind up rich beyond their wildest dreams. Retan, Walter The story of Davy Crockett Describe the life of Davy Crockett, one of 6.2 92 CRO 106 : frontier hero the Old West's outstanding hunters, frontiersmen, and legislators. Rivera, Sheila California gold rush Discusses the early history of California, 5.7 979.4 RIV 48 focusing especially on the gold rush period. Roberts, Willo Jo and the bandit En route to stay with her uncle in Texas in 6.2 F ROB 185 Davis the late 1860s, twelve-year-old Jo experiences a stagecoach robbery and becomes involved with a reluctant young outlaw aiming to change his ways. Ross, Nancy Heroines of the early west Stories of women pioneers 920 ROS 178 Wils Rounds, Glen Sod houses on the Great Tells how settlers on the treeless plains 693 ROU 32 Plains built houses from the prairie sod itself. Russell, Marion Along the Santa Fe Trail : In 1852, seven-year-old Marion Sloan 5.2 917.8 RUS 40 Marion Russell's own story travels with her mother and older brother in a wagon train along the Santa Fe Trail, experiencing both hardship and wonder. Salas, Laura The Wilderness Road, Discusses colonial America's need for a 5.4 973.2 SAL 48 Purdie 1775 route to the west, how the Wilderness Road developed, early explorers and settlements along its path, and the impact it had on western expansion. Sandler, Martin Pioneers An overview, in text and illustrations, of the 978 SAN 93 W. pioneer experience in the American West, from the first settlers through the development of towns. Savage, Jeff Cowboys and cow towns of Focuses on the personal experiences of 978 SAV 48 the Wild West the cowboys, ranchers, and businessmen who established the cattle trails and cow towns of the Wild West. Schaefer, Jack Shane Shane rides into a Wyoming valley in 1889 5.5 F SCH 214 Warner and becomes involved in a feud between big cattle dealers and homesteaders. Sinnott, Susan Chinese railroad workers Discusses the contributions made by the 331.7 SIN 63 Chinese Americans to the building of railroads in the United States. Spies, Karen Buffalo Bill Cody : western Traces the life of the legendary 6.9 92 COD 128 Bornemann legend frontiersman, from his childhood in the Kansas Territory, through his adventures as military scout, Pony Express rider, and buffalo hunter, to his creation of his Wild West Show. Stein, R. Conrad The Oregon Trail Charts the 2,000-mile journey over plains, 6 978 STE 31 rivers, and mountains, and the determined people who made the trip. Stein, R. The Transcontinental Describes the building of the first railroad 8.2 385 STE 128 Conrad. Railroad in American to join the eastern and western part of the history United States and the effect of this transcontinental link on the future development of the country. Stevens, Eden Buffalo Bill Easy-to-read biography of the frontiersman 92 COD 63 Vale whose many careers included Pony Express rider, Indian fighter, scout, and star of his own Wild West Show. Stewart, Gail Trappers & traders Describes the life and activities of the 978 STE 32 trappers and fur traders in the Old West in the first half of the nineteenth century and recounts stories of such colorful individuals as Jim Bridger and John Colter. Stotter, Mike The wild West This book includes information about PB 978 64 tepee life, ranches and ranchers, STO westward expansion, fort life, outlaws and gunslingers, and railroad construction. Sundling, Cowboys of the frontier A brief introduction to the day-to-day life of 4.9 978 SUN 32 Charles W. cowboys in the American West. Sundling, Pioneers of the frontier Describes what life was like for some of 5.6 978 SUN 32 Charles W. the pioneers who went west during the second half of the nineteenth century. Talbot, Charlene An orphan for Nebraska Orphaned on the journey to America in F TAL 208 Joy 1872, a young Irish boy finally makes his way to Nebraska where he goes to work for a newspaper editor and learns to do the work of a printer's devil. Van Leeuwen, Bound for Oregon A fictionalized account of the journey made 5.3 F VAN 167 Jean by nine-year-old Mary Ellen Todd and her family from their home in Arkansas westward over the Oregon Trail in 1852. Van Steenwyk, The California gold rush :Describes the 1849 California Gold Rush 979.4 van 63 Elizabeth west with the Forty-Ninersand life for the miners during and after the gold rush. Vestal, Herman Jim Beckwourth: Black Biography of the nineteenth-century 92 BEC 80 trapper and Indian chief. hunter, trapper, Indian chief, trader, gold seeker, innkeeper, and rancher who discovered a pass in the Sierra Nevadas which bears his name. Wallace, Bill Red dog Living with his family in the rugged, often 4.4 F WAL 185 dangerous, Wyoming mountains in the 1860's, twelve-year-old Adam finds his courage put to the test when he is left in charge of the household during his stepfather's absence. Warren, Andrea Pioneer girl : growing up on Tells about the daily life and activities of a 6.2 92 SNY 96 the prairie pioneer girl growing up on the prairies of Nebraska. Whelan, Gloria. Next spring an oriole In 1837 ten-year-old Libby and her parents 4.5 F WHE 60 journey by covered wagon to the Michigan frontier, where they make themselves a new home near friendly Indians and other pioneers. Wilder, Laura On the way home; the diary Describes the sights and events a frontier 9.17.8 WIL 101 Ingalls of a trip from South Dakota family encounters travelling from South to Mansfield, Missouri, in Dakota to the Ozarks. 1894 Wilder, Laura The first four years During their first four years of marriage, 5.8 F WIL 134 Ingalls Laura and Almanzo Wilder have a child and fight a losing battle in their attempts to succeed at farming on the South Dakota prairie. Wilder, Laura Little house in the big A year in the life of two young girls growing 5.3 F WIL 237 Ingalls woods up on the Wisconsin frontier. Wilder, Laura These happy golden years Laura has her first experiences as a 5.6 F WIL 288 Ingalls teacher, and is courted by Almanzo Wilder. Wilder, Laura By the shores of Silver Ma and the girls follow Pa west by train 5.3 F WIL 290 Ingalls Lake where they make their home at a rough railroad camp and plan for their own homestead. Wilder, Laura Little town on the prairie Pa's homestead thrives, Laura gets her 5.4 F WIL 304 Ingalls first job in town, blackbirds eat the corn and oats crops, Mary goes to college, and Laura gets into trouble at school, but becomes a certified school teacher. Wilder, Laura The long winter After an October blizzard, Laura's family 5.3 F WIL 334 Ingalls moves from the claim shanty into town for the winter, a winter that an Indian has predicted will be seven months of bad weather. Wilder, Laura Little house on the prairie A family travels from the big woods of 4.9 F WIL 335 Ingalls Wisconsin to a new home on the prairie, where they build a house, meet neighboring Indians, build a well, and fight a prairie fire. Wilkie, Katharine Daniel Boone : taming the A brief biography of the skilled woodsman 92 BOO 72 Elliott wilds and fearless frontiersman who opened the West to thousands of settlers. Woodruff, Elvira Dear Levi : letters from the Twelve-year-old Austin Ives writes letters 5.3 F WOO 119 Overland Trail to his younger brother describing his journey from Pennsylvania to Oregon in 1851. Yep, Laurence The journal of Wong Ming- A young Chinese boy nicknamed Runt 4.8 F YEP 219 Chung : a Chinese miner records his experiences in a journal as he travels from southern China to California in 1852 to join his uncle during the Gold Rush. Yep, Laurence. Dragon's gate When he accidentally kills a Manchu, a 5.3 F YEP 273 fifteen-year-old Chinese boy is sent to America to join his father, an uncle, and other Chinese working to build a tunnel for the transcontinental railroad through the Sierra Nevada mountains in 1867.
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