JAN CLEERE. Amazing Girls of Arizona: True Stories of Young Pioneers. Globe Pequot Press. Paperback, 185 pages, $12.95, globepequot.com.
From the early 1800s to present day, Arizona girls have left deep pioneering roots across the territory. Hardships and heartache, accolades and applause,
JOHN HAMILTON. Battle of Little Bighorn. Abdo Publishing. Hardcover, 32 pages, $18.95, abdopublishing.com.
As one of the “Great Battles” books in this series for young readers, Battle of Little Bighorn is told in concise chronological order and ends in “A Message For
JEAN A. LUKESH. Eagle of Delight: Portrait of the Plains Indian Girl in the White House. Field Mouse Productions. Paperback, 160 pages, $14.79, fieldmousebooks.com.
This Spur Award wining book shares the remarkable and little-known adventures of a young Plains Indian woman, Eagle
KAY MOORE. The Great Bicycle Experiment: The Army’s Historic Black Bicycle Corps, 1896-97. Mountain Press Publishing Co. Trade Paperback, $12, www.mountainpress.com.
2013 Spur finalist describes the military use of messengers and scouts on primitive bicycles in the late 1890s. That included a 1,900-mile round-trip adventure from
MAX OLIVER. Little Dancer Learns. Tate Publishing. 28 pages; paperback $8.99; tatepublishing.com.
Little Dancer lives in Purcell, OK, and had come to her “first out” (the very first time she had danced in public with her people). She was so excited she
NANCY PLAIN. Light on the Prairie: Solomon Butcher, Photographer of Nebraska’s Pioneer Days. University of Nebraska Press/Bison Books. Trade Paperback, $16.95, www.bisonbooks.com.
Solomon Butcher came to Nebraska in 1880 and claimed a homestead but soon turned to the pursuit that was his passion:
NANCY PLAIN. Sagebrush and Paintbrush: The Story of Charlie Russell, The Cowboy Artist. Mondo Publishing. 48 pages; paperback, $8.00; mondopub.com.
Charlie Russell was a dreamer. While growing up in St. Louis, all he dreamed about was escaping to the Wild West. He
NANCY PLAIN. With One Sky Above Us: The Story of Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce Indians. Mondo Publications. 79 pages; paperback, $8.00; mondopub.com.
Chief Joseph’s Nez Perce tribe had lived in the American Northwest for thousands of years before white people
MICHAEL SENUTA. The Jerrigo Way. AmazonEncore. Trade paperback, 154 pages, $14.95, amazon.com.
Written with young adults in mind, The Jerrigo Way, will still appeal to the oldsters looking for an easy, entertaining read. The author tells the tale of a stagecoach heist
VIRGINIA DRIVING HAWK SNEVE (author) and THOMAS FLOYD (illustrator). Standing Bear of the Ponca. University of Nebraska Press. Paperback, 48 pages, $14.95, bisonbooks.com.
Part of the “Notable Nebraskans” series, Standing Bear of the Ponca is a straightforward telling of the