Journey back to another century and visit the untamed American West -- the land of the Gold Rush and home to many Native American tribes. See what life was like in a covered wagon, in a frontier town, or on a cattle ranch. Confront dangerous outlaws and the hardships of living in an unsettled land. Plenty of realistic illustrations, as well as period photographs and paintings, dramatize the gritty truths of the mythic Wild West. A splendid gift for any child fascinated by the stories and legends of this period. Includes a biographical section, a glossary, and an index.