Schultz, James Willard

About the author

James Willard Schultz (1859–1947) was born in New York. Always fascinated by the West, he was keen to go and shoot a buffalo. His mother gave him $500 to do just that, and off he went, promising to return in time to enter West Point. He never returned to the East. He lived in a part of Montana that is now part of the Blackfeet Reservation, working as a trader. He developed an interest in American Indians, and for many years lived with the Blackfeet, accepted by them as part of their nation. He married a Blackfeet woman, Fine Shield Woman of the Pikunis. After her death, he moved to Los Angeles, where he became a film critic.

His experiences inspired his books, many of which, including his horse story, remain in print. He kept in touch with the Blackfeet until he died.

Finding the book
Available as print-on-demand.

Links and sources
James Willard Schultz – papers at NWDA
Terri Wear: Horse Stories: An Annotated Bibliography

Bibliography (horse books only)

The Trail of the Spanish Horse

Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1922, 212 pp.
Reprinted Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1960, 212 pp, illus Lorence Bjorklund

A white boy who has been brought up by Indians loses his horse. With his Indian brother, Patamakan, he goes to seek out his horse.