The Last Prairie
A Sandhills JournalBook - 2000
These 20 essays describe life in the Sandhills, the author explores universal themes and emotions, including a longing for community and connections with nature. With descriptions of Plains Indian cosmology and accounts of their resistance to the encroachments of white settlers, vivid accounts of owl nesting behaviour and the resurgence of trumpeter swan, bald eagle, prairie chicken, and wild turkey, and compelling stories of homesteaders, range wars, and prairie fires and blizzards, this collection should appeal also to students of the American West, birdwatchers, and those who simply enjoy the outdoors.
Publisher: Camden, Me. Ragged Mountain Press/McGraw-Hill, c2000.
Characteristics: xii, 242 p. : ill., map ; 21 cm.