Books: Indian Story

MORNING LIGHT—Frank B. Linderman —Day ($2).

First published eight years ago by Scribner, under the title Lige Mounts: Free Trapper, this commendable novel tells of the making of a frontiersman, rather than the life of one. Its distinction does not lie in the story, which is adequate but not unusual: Lige, aged 19 in 1822, is caught up in the frontier enthusiasm, joins three companions in St. Louis, goes up the Missouri to the Yellowstone and on up to the Marias for a winter's trapping. One of the men is killed in a...

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