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"There was no hope of 'Diah turning back; He wouldn't listen to the gloomy talk among the men. "Yea, even though I walk the valley of shadow," said the Book. His face and eyes would have that freshened look, when he'd been riding out of sight a spell, as though he knew some good he wouldn't tell, just wanting to surprise us pretty soon."

The Song of Jed Smith
by, John G. Neihardt

Early Drawing
Jed Smith

Jedediah Strong Smith
George Mathias -
Oil on Canvas

Jedediah in the Badlands
by, Harvey Dunn
Oil on Canvas