Truett has undertaken a study of the earliest history of America using as his foundation the Indian trails and traces and the trading paths of the early settlers. It is a sympathetic portrayal of the people who traveled these roads, of the inns and taverns at which they were entertained, and of their uniquely adapted modes of conveyance. Originally published in 1935. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital techlogy to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.