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Varian, George 1865-1923

Overview
Works: 61 works in 186 publications in 5 languages and 2,503 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Biography  History  Action and adventure fiction  Biographical fiction  Western stories  Folklore  Diaries  Travel writing 
Roles: Illustrator, Author
Classifications: G440, 910.41
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Most widely held works by George Varian
Famous Indian chiefs I have known by O. O Howard( Book )

8 editions published between 1908 and 1989 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant sent O.O. Howard, widely known as the "Christian general", as an ambassador of peace to the western Indian tribes. Famous Indians Chiefs I Have Known is Howard's account of his journey. He tells of his peace agreement with the great Apache chief Cochise; describes his pursuit of Joseph and the surrender of the Nez Perce chief, who became his friend; and provides a poignant glimpse of the defeated Apache war leader Geronimo, selling canes and autographs. Equally impressive are his portraits of Winnemucca of the Piutes, the Sioux chiefs Red Cloud and Sitting Bull, and his descriptions of meetings with Washakie of the Shoshones, Pasqual of the Yumas, Antonio of the Pimas, Santos and Pedros of the Apaches, Manuelito of the Navajos, three Indians women--Sarah Winnemucca, granddaughter of the Piute chief, and Mattie, her sister-in-law--both of them powerful peacemakes in their own right. Included are chapters on the Seminole chief Osceola and the Modoc chief Captain Jack, famed for their resistance to white domination. In the introduction, Bruce J. Dinges, editor of publications at the Arizona Historical Society, discusses Howard's career and sets his book in historical context. - Publisher
Sailing alone around the world by Joshua Slocum( Book )

29 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Setting off alone from Boston aboard the 36 foot wooden sloop Spray in April 1895, Capt. Slocum went on to join the ranks of the world's great circumnavigators. But by circling wthe globe without crew or consorts, Slocum would outdo them all. His three year solo voyage of more than 46,000 miles remains unmatched in maritime history of its courage, skill and determination. Includes hair-raising encounters with pirates off Gibraltar and dnagerous natives in Tierra del Fuego, raging tempests and treacherous coral reefs, flying fish for breakfast in the Pacific, and a hilarious visit with explorer Henry Stanley in South Africa
The tragedy of Pelée : a narrative of personal experience and observation in Martinique by George Kennan( Book )

5 editions published between 1902 and 2003 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales of the fish patrol by Jack London( Book )

10 editions published between 1905 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains seven short stories, including "White and Yellow," "A Raid on the Oyster Pirates" and others
The quest of the fish-dog skin by James Willard Schultz( Book )

5 editions published between 1913 and 1948 in English and Dutch and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom and his Indian companions set out from Missouri to collect a valuable sealskin from the Pacific Coast
Lone Bull's mistake : a Lodge Pole chief story by James Willard Schultz( Book )

4 editions published in 1918 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the warpath by James Willard Schultz( Book )

4 editions published between 1914 and 1954 in English and Dutch and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a thrilling Indian story written by a famous old-time frontiersman James Willard Schultz, (1859 to 1947). Schultz was a noted author, explorer, Glacier National Park guide, fur trader and historian of the Blackfoot Indians. While operating a fur trading post at Carroll, Montana and living amongst the Pikuni tribe during the period 1880-82, he was given the name "Apikuni" by the Pikuni chief, Running Crane. Schultz is most noted for his prolific stories about Blackfoot life and his contributions to the naming of prominent features in Glacier National Park. On the Warpath, by James Willard Schultz, is a unique and odd story of a white man's experiences while living among Indians as one of themselves. It has an extraordinarily intimate effect, as if it might be a translation from some tale written in an Indian dialect. As a story it contains many incidents that will thrill young readers. For older ones it will be valuable as a study of Indian mental and spiritual life
Indian legends retold by Elaine Goodale Eastman( Book )

4 editions published between 1919 and 2011 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indian legends that are animal fables are retold in more fragmented versions. They give the basis of Indian philosophy and understanding of how the child's mind is developed
The trail of the Spanish horse by James Willard Schultz( Book )

2 editions published in 1922 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even experienced warriors would have hesitated to set off on a two-man war party, and for young Tom Fox and his Blackfoot almost-brother, Pitamakan, it would have been foolhardy. But Tom was in trouble. Against orders, he had taken his Uncle Wesley's finest buffalo horse on a hunting trip with his Blackfoot friends. Now the camp had been raided and the horse stolen. So Tom had to turn from the pleasures of the hunt to the terrible risks of a war party -- he couldn't face his uncle again until he had recovered the horse. First, though, he had to endure the sacred vision fast to purify himself for the warpath. It was a tremendously moving (as it turned out) dangerous experience, but one which fortified him to set off finally, alone with Pitamakan, on the trail of the Spanish horse. Luck was with them, but often they were saved only by their own boldness. Once, for instance, they found themselves in the heart of the enemy camp and had to masquerade as young braves from the distant tribe of Blue Paints. Here is a fine tale full of the ways of the Indian and filled with suspense from the foreboding start to the last=page climax -- Book jacket
Plumed snake medicine by James Willard Schultz( Book )

1 edition published in 1924 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The war-trail fort : further adventures of Thomas Fox and Pitamakan by James Willard Schultz( Book )

4 editions published between 1921 and 2013 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gold cache by James Willard Schultz( Book )

2 editions published in 1917 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The four-pools mystery by Jean Webster( Book )

6 editions published between 1908 and 2007 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terry Patten, star-reporter for the The Post-Dispatch, is called to investigate a case of missing bonds allegedly stolen by a ghost from a safe at Four-Pools Plantation in Virginia when Colonel Gaylord, the patriarch of the plantation, is found murdered
Castle Blair : a story of youthful days by Flora L Shaw( Book )

5 editions published between 1923 and 1931 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three years behind the guns : the true chronicles of a "diddy-box," by Lieu Tisdale( Book )

1 edition published in 1908 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gorgo; a romance of old Athens by Charles Kelsey Gaines( Book )

2 editions published in 1903 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second deluge by Garrett Putman Serviss( Book )

5 editions published between 1912 and 1974 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Garrett P. Serviss (1851-1929) was an astronomer, popularizer of astronomy, and early science fiction writer. In his private life Serviss was an enthusiastic mountain climber, describing his reaching the summit of the Matterhorn at the age of 43 as part of an effort "to get as far away from terrestrial gravity as possible." Five of Serviss's books are science fiction (a term not invented when he wrote), of which The Second Deluge is one. It tells the story of a devastating flood across the entire earth, and of Cosmo Versal, a modern day Noah, who faces of public ridicule and disbelie
The fighting blade by Beulah Marie Dix( Book )

3 editions published in 1912 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Careers of danger and daring by Cleveland Moffett( Book )

4 editions published between 1903 and 2010 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Careers of Danger and Daring," a book not meant for the faint of heart, author Cleveland Moffett profiles deep sea divers, steeple climbers, dynamite workers and others engaged in dangerous and thrilling occupations at the turn of the 20th century. Moffett provides anecdotes vividly illustrating the danger and thrills of vocations ranging from sea pilot ("What Canadian Pilots Did in the Cataracts of the Nile") to bridge builder ("The Experiences of Two Novices in Balancing Along Narrow Girders") and also profiles two of the most perilous circus careers: aerial acrobat and wild beast tamer. With chronicles of spectacular falls by acrobats and narrow escapes by lion tamers, "Careers of Danger and Daring" offers a thrilling and even frightening glimpse into the dangers faced by circus performers of this era
A frigate's namesake by Alice Balch ABBOT( Book )

3 editions published in 1901 in English and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Famous Indian chiefs I have known
Alternative Names
George Edmund Varian

Varian, Geirge, 18651-923

Varian George 1865-1923

Languages
English (99)

Spanish (3)

Dutch (2)

French (1)

Polish (1)

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Sailing alone around the worldThe tragedy of Pelée : a narrative of personal experience and observation in Martinique