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Children of the Western Plains: The Nineteenth-Century Experience

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On December 7, 1828, Lewis Bissell Dougherty was born at Cantonment Leavenworth, the military post of the Missouri River. For the rest of his life, Dougherty carried a footnote to his name: he was one of the first white children to be born in Kansas. These "first" children came to be celebrated as white America's first steps onto the Western frontier. In Children of the ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published August 18th 2003 by Ivan R. Dee Publisher
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