My Life as an Indian: The Story of a Red Woman and a White Man in the Lodges of the Blackfeet, by James Willard Schultz
By James Willard Schultz. Softcover, 480 pages.
First published in 1907, My Life as an Indian is the memoir of James Willard Schultz’s life as a young white man among the Piegan Blackfeet in the Montana Territory. Out of curiosity and in search of adventure, Schultz went west and became a trapper and trader. He was inspired by the journals of Lewis and Clark and George Catlin’s Oregon Trail, but found a wholly different source of inspiration when he met the Blackfeet and quickly settled into their lifestyle, even taking a Blackfeet woman for his wife and riding along with the men on buffalo hunts and wars with neighboring tribes.
Softcover, 480 pages.