A FRONTIER LIFE
DESCRIPTION OF MY EXPERIENCE ON THE FRONTIER THE FIRST FORTY-TWO YEARS OF MY LIFE
SKETCHES AND INCIDENTS OF HOMES IN THE WEST; HUNTING BUFFALO AND OTHER GAME; TROUBLE WITH THE INDIANS, AND MY EARLY WORK IN THE MINISTRY
REV. CHARLES WESLEY WELLS
Of the Nebraska Conference
CINCINNATI: PRESS OF JENNINGS & PYE
C. W. WELLS,
MY WIFE AND CHILDREN,
WHO, WITH ME,
HAVE BORNE THE TRIALS AND HARDSHIPS
OF A FRONTIER LIFE,
IS THIS BOOK DEDICATED.
IN giving this little sketch to the public, I shall endeavor to give a brief description of the hardships and trials of frontier life. Speaking largely of my experience and trials with the Indians in different localities where I have lived, I shall also give some amusing accounts of hunting the buffalo, wolves, and other wild animals on the plains, including my trials and hardships in the ministry while laying the foundation for Methodism and righteousness in new and uncultivated fields.
In describing life and scenes among the wilds of the West, I shall strive in every particular to give the facts. Some of the material I have gathered is from other parties, who were eye-witnesses to what they have related to me.
In giving my own experience with the savages, I may make some mistakes, though I relate what I think to be correct.
A FRONTIER LIFE
The reader must be aware that, after the lapse of so many
years, I may forget some particulars of the events I undertake to
describe. So if any of my readers should discover an incorrect
statement in this little record, they may know that I was
misinformed or that my memory is at fault.