Synopses & Reviews
Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press
The high desert of the Owyhee Mountain region has a history rich in native conflicts, settlers braving its harsh deserts, miners searching for fortune in its rugged mountains and boomtowns springing up and then crashing down as the mines dried up.
"Owyhee Trails is an incredible book researched for 20 years by an incredibly tenacious rancher, Mike Hanley."—Jeri Cook, Cascade Cattleman Jeri Cook
"Rancher and historian Mike Hanley (with the help of writer Ellis Lucia) has created in Owyhee Trails a refreshingly unpretentious and informative account of one of the little known areas of the West."—Myron Newman, Times, Palo Alto, CA Cascade Cattleman
The Owyhees (pronounced oh-Y-hees), are sharp and ragged peaks rising from the high desert of Oregon and Idaho. They have been the scene of mining booms and Indian battles, holdups and range wars. Mike Hanley ranches near Jordan Valley, Oregon, in the shadow of the Owyhee Mountains. With Ellis Lucia, he recounts the boisterous past and present of this wild and rugged corner of the West.
About the Author
Mike Hanley and Ellis Lucia are prolific writers and historians both of whom have worked in and around the Owyhee region for much of their lives.