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JAN CLEERE. Amazing Girls of Arizona: True Stories of Young Pioneers

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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,

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JOHN HAMILTON. Battle of Little Bighorn

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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

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KAY MOORE. The Great Bicycle Experiment: The Army’s Historic Black Bicycle Corps, 1896-97

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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

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MAX OLIVER. Little Dancer Learns

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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

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LINDA OSMUNDSON. How the West Was Drawn: Cowboy Charlie’s Art

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LINDA OSMUNDSON. How the West Was Drawn: Cowboy Charlie’s Art. Pelican Publishing. Juvenile nonfiction picture book, hardcover, 32 pages, $16.99, pelicanpub.com

This children’s book features one self-sculpture and 13 paintings by Charles Russell. Questions encourage the reader to look for things they

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LINDA OSMUNDSON. How the West Was Drawn: Frederic Remington’s Art

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LINDA OSMUNDSON. How the West Was Drawn: Frederic Remington’s Art. Pelican Publishing. Hardcover, 32 pages, $16.99, pelicanpub.com

Features 5 sculptures and 8 paintings by Frederic Remington. Questions encourage the reader to look for things they might have missed in the works

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LINDA OSMUNDSON. How the West Was Drawn: Women’s Art

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LINDA OSMUNDSON. How the West Was Drawn: Women’s Art. Pelican Publishing. Hardcover, 32 pages, $16.99, pelicanpub.com

Features 14 women who painted/sculpted the West. Questions encourage the reader to look for things they might have missed in the works followed by text about

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NANCY PLAIN. Light on the Prairie: Solomon Butcher, Photographer of Nebraska's Pioneer Days

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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:

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NANCY PLAIN. Sagebrush and Paintbrush: The Story of Charlie Russell, The Cowboy Artist

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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

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NANCY PLAIN. With One Sky Above Us: The Story of Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce Indians

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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

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