Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1970. First Edition, thus. Hardcover. 16mo; pp; xxxv, (i), 252, including an index and followed by a list of the previously issued Lakeside Classics; illustrated with a frontispiece & eleven additional plates including a map and a large folding map at rear; dark blue cloth covered boards, spine lettered in gilt with a gilt top edge. Very good. Item #19186
Collins was appointed to run a trading company at Ft. Laramie, Wyoming. The right place at the right time. He would spend many years, exploring Nebraska, the Dakotas, Utah and Wyoming. His account is thoroughly engrossing revealing the West of the 1870's.