First Edition stated. Alan Hammer dustjacket art. "Maren Hagerthorn's life in the Sierras, defending the last remnants of a once proud Indian race, held more appeal than the sheltered campus routine of Southwestern University. Amid mountain scenes of breath-taking beauty she encounters squalor and hopeless superstition, racial distrust, greed and debauchery. Coe Hayne portrays with deep understanding the bitterest problems of a slowly vanishing race and pays tribute to the unsung labors of field workers. He gives the reader a rich cast of human characters, red and white, thrown together in a situation where the worst and best in men can have full play". Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, shallow chipping at spine ends, modest edge wear.