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Sketch for the Frontispiece of The California and Oregon Trail [Native American on horseback seen from the side]

Sketch for the Frontispiece of The California and Oregon Trail [Native American on horseback seen from the side] Drawings
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In his 1849 book The California and Oregon Trail, historian Francis Parkman described his trip through the High Plains, including encounters with Native Americans "in their primitive state." The frontispiece features F. O. C. Darley's studies of Native Americans on horseback.