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Lost in the Yellowstone : "Thirty-seven days of peril" and a handwritten account of being lost / Truman Everts ; edited by Lee H. Whittlesey; foreword by Tom Tankersley.

Author/Creator:
Everts, Truman, 1816-1901, author.
Publication:
Salt Lake City : The University of Utah Press, 2015.
Format/Description:
Book
xxiii, 95 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Edition:
New edition.
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Standardized Title:
Thirty-seven days of peril
Subjects:
Yellowstone National Park -- Description and travel.
Everts, Truman, 1816-1901 -- Travel -- Yellowstone National Park.
Explorers -- Yellowstone National Park -- Biography.
Missing persons -- Yellowstone National Park -- Biography.
Wilderness survival -- Yellowstone National Park -- History -- 19th century.
Search and rescue operations -- Yellowstone National Park -- History -- 19th century.
Yellowstone National Park -- History -- 19th century.
Yellowstone National Park -- Biography.
Everts, Truman, 1816-1901.
Explorers.
Missing persons.
Search and rescue operations.
Travel.
Wilderness survival.
United States -- Yellowstone National Park.
Form/Genre:
Biography.
History.
Summary:
"In 1870, Truman Everts visited what would two years later become Yellowstone National Park, traveling with an exploration party intent on mapping and investigating that mysterious region. Scattered reports of a mostly unexplored wilderness filled with natural wonders had caught the public's attention and the fifty-four-year-old Everts, near-sighted and an inexperienced woodsman, had determined to join the expedition. He was soon separated from the rest of the party and from his horse, setting him on a grueling quest for survival. For over a month he wandered Yellowstone alone and injured, with little food, clothing, or other equipment. In 'Thirty-seven Days of Peril' he recounted his experiences for the readers of Scribner's Monthly. In June 1996, Everts's granddaughter arrived at Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park to meet with park archivist Lee Whittlesey. She brought two documents that her father had kept hidden and both were handwritten by Everts. One was a brief autobiography that gave new insight into his early life. The other was a never-published alternative account of his confused 1870 journey through Yellowstone. Both have been added to this volume, further enhancing Everts's unlikely tale of survival"-- Provided by publisher.
"The incredible true adventure of the only person known to have survived so long while lost in Yellowstone wilderness. When Truman Evert visited the Yellowstone area in 1870, the Yellowstone belonged to myth. Scattered reports of a mostly unexplored wilderness filled with natural wonders caught the public's--and Evert's--attention. Although fifty-four, nearsighted, and an inexperienced woodsman, he joined the expedition determined to map and investigate the mysterious Yellowstone. Separated from his party, and then abandoned by his horse, Evert embarked on one of the most grueling survival adventures recorded on the American frontier. For thirty-seven days he wandered Yellowstone alone, injured, and without food save that which he could scrape from an unfriendly land. Truman Evert's story manifests the qualities we associate with the great explorers: endurance, determination, inventiveness, and courage in the face of unendurable hardship. Lost in the Yellowstone is an inspiration, and a testament to one man's will to survive"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Thirty-seven Days of Peril
Afterword
The Handwritten Records of Truman C. Everts
Introduction to the Documents.
Contributor:
Whittlesey, Lee H., 1950-
ISBN:
9781607814290 (paperback : alkaline paper)
1607814293 (paperback : alkaline paper)
OCLC:
903812671