"With engaging illustrations, easy-to-follow text, and diverse activities, this fun and educational journey through time invites young readers to experience the spirit of the Wild West. History comes to life in the book's descriptions of Wild West legends, gold miners, settlers and frontier towns, Native American and cowboy cultures, cattle drives, and the peacekeepers and lawbreakers. Projects include making a settler's soddie, building a frontier sheriff's office, baking hardtack, and learning rope tricks-providing children a deeper understanding of the rich 19th-century history of the Old West. Fun facts, trivia, jokes, and riddles are woven through the text, and a glossary and list of current reference works, websites, museums, and western festivals are supplied at the end for independent investigation."-- Provided by publisher.