Thrilling Lives of Buffalo Bill and Pawnee Bill

A 1911 edition of Thrilling Lives of Buffalo Bill and Pawnee Bill by Frank Winch, purchased at Village Antiques & Collectibles, Succasunna, NJ. Another great addition to my collection, combining my interests in folklore, early perceptions of Native Americans and children’s literature.

History is merely the chronicle of great men. Their deeds remain alive forever — time and epochs flicker only a moment and are succeeded again by time and men.- Preface, Frank Winch

You would be hard pressed to find a children’s book these days that starts with the line: “‘Mother, I’ve just killed my first Indian,’ gleefully shouted a bright-faced, rosy-cheeked lad of eleven, with eyes glistening as they fondly ranged over the rifle he carried.”

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