The White Indian Boy & its sequel The Return of the White Indian
By: Elijah Nicholas Wilson & Charles A. Wilson
First published in 1910, The White Indian Boy quickly became a western classic. Readers fascinated by real-life cowboys and Indians thrilled to Uncle Nick Wilson's frontier exploits, as he recounted running away to live with the Shoshone in his early teens, riding for the Pony Express, and helping to settle Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The volume was so popular that Wilson's son Charles was compelled to write a sequel, The Return of the White Indian, which picks up the story in 1895 where the first memoir ends, telling the adventures of Nick Wilson's later life.
These two books, published here as a single volume, are testaments to a unique time and place in American history. Because he had a heart for adventure, Wilson's life became a historical canvas on which was painted scenes from both the exploration and the closing of the frontier. This volume includes a family tree and a new introduction by John J. Stewart. Packed with amazing details about life in the Old West, The White Indian Boy and its sequel The Return of the White Indian make Wilson's colorful escapades once again available to a new generation of readers.