The Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography

Item - Old Bear-Paw, the trapper king, or, The love of a Blackfoot queen

(Beadle's Dime Novels edition)
(Beadle's Pocket Novels edition)

Combined Summary

Online Full Text: Northern Illinois University (Beadle's Dime Novels edition)
Northern Illinois University (Beadle's Pocket Novels edition)
Series: Beadle's Dime Novels — no. 285
Beadle's Pocket Novels — no. 100
Subjects / Tags: Abduction
Adventure stories
Black Hills (S.D. and Wyo.)
Dakota Indians
Indian scouts
Indian women
Pawnee Indians
Scouts (Reconnaissance)
Sihasapa Indians
Siksika Indians
West (U.S.)
Western stories
Author: Martine, Max, Major (pseudonym used by Avery, Henry M.)
Dates: July 1, 1873 (Beadle's Dime Novels edition)
April 23, 1878 (Beadle's Pocket Novels edition)
Publishers: Beadle's Dime Novels edition: Beadle and Adams (1872-1898) (New York: No. 98 William Street) -- United States of America
Beadle's Pocket Novels edition: Beadle and Adams (1872-1898) (New York: No. 98 William Street) -- United States of America
OCLC Numbers: 1028737863 (Beadle's Pocket Novels edition)
123450160 (Beadle's Dime Novels edition)
ENGL 330 Spring 2018's Thoughts: Old Bear-Paw tells the story of scouts Lew Kelly and Jehiel Filkins as they search the hills and valleys of the Northwest for a rumored gold mine. However, this region of wilderness is also the home to three Indian tribes fighting for dominance among one another, and the two men find themselves in the middle of an Indian war. Instead of finding the riches they yearn for, they find the young Indian princess Snowdrop being stolen from her father, Grey Eagle, who is chief of the Blackfoot tribe. A complicated love triangle develops while Lew Kelly and Jehiel Filkins nobly battle the opposing Pawnee and Sioux chiefs, both aiming to gain the beautiful Snowdrop’s hand in love at any cost –- even if the cost is blood. Through their adventures, the scouts encounter wild chases, rescue missions, battle, and death. However, unbeknownst to the heroic men, another powerful man inhabits the hills and valleys of the Northwest. He is intelligent, capable of taming the wildest of beasts, and is highly skilled in trapping--a legend to white men and a terror to the Indian people. All know him simply as “Bear-Paw.” As friend after friend is rescued, killed, or taken captive by foes, it is clear that even the cleverest man among them, Lew Kelly, will need help in leading the Blackfoot tribe to victory. If it is help he needs, it is help that must be provided from this mysterious and feared legend."--Jaemee Cordero, undergraduate student at NIU enrolled in ENGL 330, Spring 2018

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