"Whether Sabin was contributing to the "Trail Blazer" series, published by J. B. Lippincott, or to the "Great West" and the "Range and Trail" series, issued by Crowell, his plots were ingenious and his research as meticulous as he could make it. He soon learned that historical investigation was much like stepping into quicksand—the more one struggled to find truth, the more one sank by the pull of endless problems and queries. He did the best he could, scouring the country for primary sources and hard evidence. Perhaps no author of juveniles of the day labored harder to base his work on facts, or what were believed to be facts."
BUFFALO BILL, KING OF SCOUTS
The previous quote, from a short biography of Edwin L. Sabin's life, illustrates what an outstanding historian he was. This three volume series includes almost all the major frontier battles in Unites States history, from the era of King Philip's War, to the Retreat of the Nez Peirce under King Joseph. It includes Stories of the Mexican-American War as well as a great many American-Indian battles. Each battle is told in a vivid manner, complete with engaging dialogue.
Only one of the volumes focuses exclusively on Indian conflicts, but since Indian wars lasted from the time of the earliest colonies to the conquest of the West in the late 19th century, all three volumes feature Indian battles. Although Sabin is an enthusiastic American patriot, his treatment of Indian warfare is fairly even handed. He deplores treachery, but is as critical of white settlers who deal duplicitously with Indians as he is of savage viciousness.