Neihardt’s frontier men and women are appealing dreamers who lose everything, start over and often lose everything again. . . . The stories exude his firsthand knowledge of the frontier, the last remnants of which he explored during the early years of this twentieth century.
Death-defying and vulnerable fur traders and Indians, demi-devils and almost-angels, come to life in these early stories by John G. Neihardt. Featured in popular magazines between 1905 and 1908, they are collected in The Ancient Memory and reprinted for the first time in more than a century