Young, E. Ryerson. Three Arrows: The Young Buffalo Hunter
Young, E. Ryerson. Three Arrows: The Young Buffalo Hunter

Young, E. Ryerson. Three Arrows: The Young Buffalo Hunter

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Young, E. Ryerson. Three Arrows: The Young Buffalo Hunter. London: The R. T. S. Office, c.1930. [7421]

Fine clean red cloth decorated in black & gilt, 7 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches, gift bookplate of The Religious Tract Society laid in, faint "For Editorial Use Only" stamp top of ffep. Frontispiece illustration in brilliant colors. (vi.), 183 clean pp. Good + dust jacket with some edge-wear, in bright colors, unclipped. Very good in good dust-jacket. Hardcover.

An exceptional copy of this boy's adventure from the Religious Tract Society's The Schoolboy's Library series.

Chapters include:

How Three Arrows Got His Name
The White Trader
Hunting the Buffalo
Rousing the Crees
Fighting the Blackfeet
A Buffalo Stampede
Life at Fort Edmonton
In the Enemy Camp
The Defeat of Chief Big Wolf

The author was the son of a Methodist Canadian missionary, Rev. Egerton Ryerson Young.
Rev. Egerton Ryerson Young (1840-1909) a noted outdoorsman, author, and controversial writer.
The epilogue to the story here gives the historical foundation for it, an occurrence in 1869 recorded in his father's By Canoe and Dog-Train.  "In By Canoe and Dog-Train, by the Rev. Egerton R. Young, my father, will be found an interview between the author and an Indian missionary, the Rev. H. B. Steinhauer.  Born in a wigwam in Canada, this Indian was chosen, named by and trained at the expense of Mr. Henry Steinhauer of Philadelphia.  He became a noted scholar, translator and interpreter.  In 1869 he was stationed as a missionary at White Fish Lake and had an experience he once recounted to my father, that of finding a band of faithful Christian Indians pleading with God 'to send them another missionary like Rundle.'  The incident is retold in the last chapter of this book, although those Indians prayed for twenty years rather than ten." - p. 181.