Sheep: Life on the South Dakota Range (used book) - Archer B. Gilfillan

Sheep: Life on the South Dakota Range (used book) - Archer B. Gilfillan

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Archer B. Gilfillan was an anomaly. An Ivy League scholar with a broad knowledge of classical literature and a talent for writing, he nonetheless chose to herd sheep from 1916 to 1934 in a lonely, isolated part of the West. Out of this strange juxtaposition of expertise and experience, Gilfillan produced this classic narrative of American sheepherding.

First published in 1929,Ā Sheep: Life on the South Dakota RangeĀ provides a personal, informative, and entertaining account of the western sheepherder. From blizzards to predatory wolves, from grass-crazed sheep in the springtime to penny-pinching bosses, Gilfillan misses nothing. He also volunteers his trenchant opinions on modern women, cowboys, and homesteadersā€”many of whom were his neighbors.
In his introduction, Richard W. Etulain, director of the Center for the American West at the University of New Mexico, describes Gilfillanā€™s life and discusses the appeal of the wide-open West to an urban-industrial nation.
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