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  Wordsworth Dictionary of the American West

 
Our Price: $15.00
Year: 1993
Pages: 266
Binding Paperback
ISBN 1853263567

Product Code: 075675304X

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Winfred Blevins (au). This dictionary is a treasury of the American frontier west of the 100th Meridian, & contains 5,000 terms & expressions essential to an understanding of the real West which is more amazing, outlandish, romantic, extravagant & fascinating than the myth. Among the thousands of carefully researched definitions, the reader will find the meaning of ‘buck nun’ & to ‘ride circle;’ as well as American Indian words such as ‘sun dance’, ‘kachina’ & ‘medicine pipe’. This book is essential for anyone with an interest in the American West, in its history, facts & fables, idioms & mores.

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