In The Early Days I Too Crossed The Same Route As Uncle Nick While Reading Of The Opposition Encountered By The Riders And Agents Of The Pony Express My Memory Recalls In Retrospect Every Station And The Scenes Of Every Tragedy Mentioned In The White Indian Boy Later I Explored The Hunting And Battle Grounds Occupied By The Indians With Whom The White Indian Boy Spent The First Two Years Of His Nomadic Life, And The Accuracy Of Illustrations Of Indian Camps And Hunting Scenes Are Remarkable Wm J McConnell, Former Governor Of Idaho It was okay Lots of spelling errors and punctuation errors It s kind of a choppy read but when you consider that it s an autobiography from someone who never went to school it s actually quite impressive Great insight into the pioneers early experiences with the Indians An okay read and definitely an easy one Over a decade ago, I asked my dad what his father s favorite books were My paternal grandfather had always been an interesting person to me He died many years before I was born, but the stories my dad used to tell were filled with so much love, fun, mischief, and determination that I ve always wished to knowAs a reader, I believe favorite books reveal a lot about a person and so I wanted to know what Grandpa s favorites were My dad could only remember two book titles of which this book Over a decade ago, I asked my dad what his father s favorite books were My paternal grandfather had always been an interesting person to me He died many years before I was born, but the stories my dad used to tell were filled with so much love, fun, mischief, and determination that I ve always wished to knowAs a reader, I believe favorite books reveal a lot about a person and so I wanted to know what Grandpa s favorites were My dad could only remember two book titles of which this book was one Grandpa was a farmer, an outdoorsman, a family man, and a schoolteacher so his leisure reading hours could not have been many It took me a long time to read a book I was so eager to know about The cover and the title made me squirm with discomfort Would the book be fair to the rights and wrongs of the various views of those in all the conflicts It was much better than I thought and I read it in an intense focus in one afternoon.The chapters detailing his years living with a Shoshone tribe and family were by far the most interesting parts, but it was all a fascinating tale of a most active life Knowing what I do of my grandpa and my dad , it makes perfect sense that this is a book my dad remembered his father enjoyed First person historyFascinating and plain spoken first person accounts of life in the old west.Speaks to the hardiness, struggles,suffering and amazing survival of our American forefathers Readable and hard to put down. Fascinating readReally enjoyed this book which is actually multiple accounts of living among the American Indian Though sometimes brutal and graphic they give a glimpse into a completely different way of life Well worth reading, The writing style is different then I m used to, so it was hard at first But it was a fascinating read and since I ve lived in Idaho and utah, it was easier to follow all of the locations that were mentioned. I bought this because it s my great great grandmother s uncle and it s such an interesting read that kept me enthralled I love his writing style and the way he makes a story come to life Thanks Uncle Nick for the neat story of my family history. Fascinating story, writing is a little uneven, but gives the sense of the man Very good. Interesting story of a boy who chose to live with the Indians Compassionate story of the Indians Not all treated him well, but his adopted family loved him and took good care of him. Didn t realize it was three books and oneWilson s life is interesting read The other two books are questionable what a fun read Historical fiction is not my favorite. This is a story I d been told my whole life as it happened around where my dad grew up I finally found the book.
- 222 pages
- The White Indian boy: The story of Uncle Nick among the Shoshones
- Elijah Nicholas Wilson
- 04 May 2018 Elijah Nicholas Wilson