The Adventures of Moccasin Joe by Susan C. Reneau
True Life Story of Sgt. George S. Howard, 1850-1877

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The Adventures of Moccasin Joe: True Life Story of Sgt. George S. Howard, includes the complete translation of Sgt. Howard's diary as he led wagon trains across the Oregon and Bozeman Trails from 1872 to 1877 as a scout for the Second Cavalry, Company E. He hunted bison, elk, deer and antelope to fed his Army unit and fished for 3-pound trout in hundreds of rivers and streams across the state of Nebraska and the territories of Colorado, Wyoming, Dakota and Montana. Sgt. Howard called himself Moccasin Joe but the Shoshone, Sioux and Northern Cheyenne called him Scarhead the Crazy Scout. The book contains chapters on how the author researched his life and how she took her 13-year-old son with her to follow in Moccasin Joe's footsteps in 1990 when Wyoming celebrated its first 100 years as a state. More than 100 never-before-published photographs from the 1870s are included and an extensive annotated bibliography is at the back of the book. The entire book is indexed.
 

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Published June 1, 1994 by Blue Mountain Pub. 250 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors.