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The Bridge of the Gods: A Romance of Indian Oregon, Balch, Frederic Homer
1 Balch, Frederic Homer The Bridge of the Gods: A Romance of Indian Oregon
Portland Oregon Binfords & Mort hardcover used 286 pages, 5 1/2 inches by 8 1/2 inches tall 
from the preface: In attempting to present with romantic setting a truthful and realistic picture of the powerful and picturesque Indian tribes that inhabited the Oregon country two centuries ago, the author could not be indifferent to the many serious difficulties inseparable from such an enterprise. Of the literary success with which his work has been accomplished, he must of course leave others to judge; but he may without immodesty speak briefly of his preparation for his task, and of the foundation of some of the facts and legends which form the framework of his story. Indian life and character have long been a favorite study with him, and in these pages he has attempted to describe them, not from and ideal standpoint, but as he knew them in his own boyhood on the Upper Columbia. Many of the incidents related in the story have come under his personal observation; others have been told him by aged pioneers, or gleaned from old books of Northwest travel. The everyday life of the Indians, their food, their dress, their methods of making their mats, of building their houses, of shaping their canoes, their gambling games, their religious beliefs, their legends, their subjects of conversation, the sports and pastimes of their children - all these have been studied at first hand, and with the advantages of familiar and freindly intercourse with theses people in their own homes."

Condition: Pages are lightly age toned. Cover has bumped corners, scratches and wear to the edges and corners. 
Price: 3.30 USD

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