Bird Cloud: A Memoir of Place, Annie Proulx 2010

A story of family geneology, the Old West, Native Americans, architects and builders, birds and elk and one woman’s attempt to build herself a permanent home. Wonderful sections on Indians and sheep ranchers and the Wyoming of sheep/cattle wars and railroad grants, but ultimately, the book falls a bit flat.  Lots of good words to look up and  real desire to visit Saratoga, WY between the Sierra Madre and Medicine Bow Ranges on the N. Platte River.