Maddux, in telling this timeless epic of man's thirst for freedom, tells all sides of the story. -- Mooreland Oklahoma Leader
The authors present the political, military, economic, and social milieu contemporaneously to the time in which the trek took place. -- Dr. Richard Littlebear, Dull Knife College Montana
strongly recommended addition to personal, academic and community library Native American Studies reference collections and supplemental reading lists. -- Wisconsin Bookwatch
About the Author
Terry Del Bene is a resident of Green River Wyoming. He holds a Ph.D. in anthropology and has authored many professional publications. He has worked mapping emigrant trails for a statewide trails project and has participated in several archaeological digs. He chairs the Archaeological Committee of the Oregon-California Trails Association. In 2003 the OCTA honored him with a Distinguished Service Award for this work in trail preservation. He gives frequent lectures and living history demonstrations to share his knowledge of the westward migration and 19th century cooking. Terry has worked as a participant in living history programs for over 20 years. His focus is upon 19th century culture and lifeways. He has designed programs for numerous parks and other venues, and has appeared in several films including Gettysburg, Andersonville, Crazy Horse, and Gods and Generals, as well as numerous television documentaries. He is a staff writer for the Civil War News.
The author also works as an archeologist for the Bureau of Land Management, Rock Springs Field Office, Wyoming. His second book, Interrupted Journeys: Ghost Stories from the Trails, is forthcoming from Horse Creek Publications, spring 2005.