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Mustangs and wild horses by Gail Stewart

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Published by Capstone Press in Minneapolis .
Written in English



  • West (U.S.)


  • Mustang -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Wild horses -- West (U.S.) -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Mustang.,
  • Horses.

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About the Edition

A brief history and description of the wild horses of the western United States.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 46) and index.

StatementGail B. Stewart ; illustrated with photographs by William Muñoz.
SeriesLearning about horses
ContributionsMuñoz, William, ill.
LC ClassificationsSF293.M9 S73 1996
The Physical Object
Pagination48 p. :
Number of Pages48
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1279454M
ISBN 101560653019
LC Control Number95011251

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