The Chisholm Trail: A History of the World's Greatest Cattle Trail #ad - The chisholm trail was the original "Cowboy Highway" stretching hundreds of miles from the ranches of Texas to the Cattle markets in Kansas. The chisholm trail is a must read for anyone interested in discovering the true history of the American West so saddle up your horse and begin your journey on the World's Greatest Cattle Trail!
Cattle Kingdom: The Hidden History of the Cowboy WestEamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - Eamon dolan. We meet a diverse array of players—from the expert cowboy Teddy Blue to the failed rancher and future president Teddy Roosevelt. These few decades following the civil War brought America its greatest boom-and-bust cycle until the Depression, the invention of the assembly line, and the dawn of the conservation movement.
A revolutionary new appraisal of the Old West and the America it made The open range cattle era lasted barely a quarter-century, but it left America irrevocably changed. Cattle kingdom is a revelatory new view of the Old West. Knowlton shows us how they and others like them could achieve so many outsized feats: killing millions of bison in a decade, driving cattle by the thousand, building the first opera house on the open range, and much more.
Cattle Kingdom: The Hidden History of the Cowboy West #ad - We venture from the Texas Panhandle to the Dakota Badlands to the Chicago stockyards. The tale takes us from dust-choked cattle drives to the unlikely splendors of boomtowns like Abilene, Kansas, and Cheyenne, Wyoming. It inspired legends, such as that icon of rugged individualism, the cowboy. Yet this extraordinary time and its import have remained unexamined for decades.
Cattle kingdom reveals the truth of how the West rose and fell, and how its legacy defines us today.
Cattle Kingdom: The Hidden History of the Cowboy WestEamon Dolan/Mariner Books #ad - This is a revolutionary new appraisal of the Old West and the America it made. A must-read!” — douglas brinkley, author of the wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America The open-range cattle era lasted barely a quarter century, but it left America irrevocably changed. We learn countless details.
Cattle kingdom reveals how the West rose and fell, and how its legacy defines us today. He enlists all of these tropes in support of an intriguing thesis: that the romance of the Old West arose upon the swelling surface of a giant economic bubble. Every page crackles with keen analysis and vivid prose about the Old West.
Cattle Kingdom: The Hidden History of the Cowboy West #ad - . We meet a diverse cast, from cowboy Teddy Blue to failed rancher and future president Teddy Roosevelt. More important, we learn why the story played out as it did. New york times book review “the best one-volume history of the legendary era of the cowboy and cattle empires in thirty years. True west Eamon dolan.
The best all-around study of the American cowboy ever written.
My Sixty Years on the Plains: Trapping, Trading, and Indian FightingCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - Eamon dolan. In writing this book the author had only one end in view, that of relating in a simple way his experiences as a mountaineer. In these days, when such experiences are fast becoming a thing of the past, the story is of special interest.
A Texas Cowboy, or, Fifteen Years on the Hurricane Deck of a Spanish PonyCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - Siringo's dramatic and action-packed memoirs about life in the old American West are published here in full. Perhaps the most vivid highlight among these recollections regards Billy the Kid, one of the most notorious outlaws to ever emerge in the West. The book begins with charles siringo's account of his early life, as the son of immigrants; his father an Italian and his mother Irish.
Born and raised on the western frontier, it was through his years in the West that Siringo learned the rural life of a cowboy. By the time he published this autobiography in 1885 at the age of thirty, he declares, Siringo was an ambitious and confident fellow - "money, and lots of it", is the prime reason he wrote his memoirs.
We follow his early life in and around Dodge City, learning the ways of the cattle hand and witnessing a few remarkable sights along the way. Eventually, siringo sets up shop as a merchant, where he found the time to author this memoir. Something of a nemesis for the law-abiding Siringo, the pursuit of Billy occupies several chapters of this book.
A Texas Cowboy, or, Fifteen Years on the Hurricane Deck of a Spanish Pony #ad - As well as for his time as a lawman, Siringo was famous for epitomizing the spirit of adventure and free roaming that characterized North America during the 19th century. In 1886, the year after this autobiography appeared, Siringo would enroll in the Pinkertons: bored with cowboy life, it was as a detective working undercover that his abilities were truly realized.
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We Pointed Them North: Recollections of a CowpuncherUniversity of Oklahoma Press #ad - First published in 1939, and with the full, we pointed Them North has been brought back into print by the University of Oklahoma Press in completely new format, with drawings by Nick Eggenhofer, original text. Abbott was a cowboy in the great days of the 1870's and 1880's. E. He came up the trail to montana from texas with the long-horned herds which were to stock the northern ranges; he punched cows in Montana when there wasn't a fence in the territory; and he married a daughter of Granville Stuart, the famous early-day stockman and Montana pioneer.
Because the cowboy flourished in the middle of the Victorian age, which is certainly a funny paradox, no realistic picture of him was ever drawn in his own day. C. My part was to keep out of the way and not mess it up by being literary. Eamon dolan. Here is a self-portrait by a cowboy which is full and honest.
We Pointed Them North: Recollections of a Cowpuncher #ad - And teddy blue himself says, but they never put in any of the fun, "Other old-timers have told all about stampedes and swimming rivers and what a terrible time we had, and fun was at least half of it. So here it is—the cowboy classic, with the "terrible" times and the "fun" which have entertained readers everywhere.
Rangers and Pioneers of TexasCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - Eamon dolan. He was a frontier defender, early Texas Ranger, and a friend and scout with Kit Carson. He continued his service during the years of the Republic of Texas, in the Mexican American War, and the Civil War. Andrew jackson sowell june 27, 1815 – january 4, 1883 was a lifelong soldier and farmer in the 19th-century.
He was a participant in the Texas Revolution and a survivor of the siege of the Alamo.
The Trail Drivers of Texas: Interesting Sketches of Early CowboysCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - These are the chronicles of the trail drivers of Texas those rugged men and, sometimes, women who drove cattle and horses up the trails from Texas to northern markets in the late 1800s. Gleaned from members of the old time trail drivers' association, all interesting form an invaluable cornerstone to the literature, some chilling, these hundreds of real life stories some humorous, some rambling, history, and folklore of Texas and the West.
John marvin hunter march 18, 1880 – june 29, journalist, and printer who founded the Frontier Times Museum in Bandera, 1957 was an author, historian, Texas. Eamon dolan. The museum, it is named for hunter's frontier times magazine, 000 artifacts of the American West, opened in 1933, which contains about 40, which was first published in 1923.
The Chisholm Trail: Joseph McCoy's Great Gamble Volume 3 Public Lands HistoryUniversity of Oklahoma Press #ad - This is the story of how that gamble paid off, transforming the cattle trade and, with it, the American landscape and diet. The chisholm trail follows mccoy’s vision and the effects of the Chisholm Trail from post–Civil War Texas and Kansas to the multimillion-dollar beef industry that remade the Great Plains, the American diet, and the national and international beef trade.
Instead of an endless horizon of prairie grasses, they saw a bustling outlet for hundreds of thousands of Texas Longhorns coming up the Chisholm Trail—and the youngest brother, Joseph, saw how a middleman could become wealthy in the process. At every step, both nature and humanity put roadblocks in McCoy’s way.
The Chisholm Trail: Joseph McCoy's Great Gamble Volume 3 Public Lands History #ad - One hundred fifty years ago the mcCoy brothers of Springfield, Illinois, Kansas, bet their fortunes on Abilene, then just a slapdash way station. Tracing these connections, reshaped the kansas prairie into the nation’s stockyard, The Chisholm Trail shows in vivid terms how a gamble made in the face of uncontrollable natural factors indelibly changed the environment, and transformed Plains Indian hunting grounds into the hub of a domestic farm culture.
Joseph mccoy’s enterprise forged links between cattlemen, and technology; and between local, entrepreneurs, disease, and restaurateurs; between ecology, national, and international markets. Eamon dolan. Sherow shows, mccoy put his own stamp upon the land, by confronting these obstacles, and on eating habits as far away as New York City and London.
Unscrupulous railroad managers, indians who resented the usurping of their grasslands, stiff competition from other brokers, and farmers who preferred growing wheat to raising cattle all threatened to impede the McCoys’ vision for the trail.
Wild Bill: The True Story of the American Frontier's First GunfighterSt. Martin's Press #ad - Once, he was confronted by four men, in a bar in Nebraska, three of whom he killed in the ensuing gunfight. The legend of wild bill has only grown since his death in 1876, when cowardly Jack McCall famously put a bullet through the back of his head during a card game. Thus began the reputation that made him a marked man to every gunslinger in the Wild West.
James butler hickock was known across the frontier as a soldier, gunfighter, gambler, lawman, Union spy, showman, scout, and actor. The definitive true story of wild bill, the first lawman of the Wild West, by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dodge City. In july 1865, "wild bill" hickok shot and killed Davis Tutt in Springfield, MO―the first quick-draw duel on the frontier.
Wild Bill: The True Story of the American Frontier's First Gunfighter #ad - Eamon dolan. He crossed paths with general custer and Buffalo Bill Cody, as well as Ben Thompson and other young toughs gunning for the sheriff with the quickest draw west of the Mississippi. Wild bill also fell in love―multiple times―before marrying the true love of his life, Agnes Lake, the impresario of a traveling circus.
He would be buried however, next to fabled frontierswoman Calamity Jane. Even before his death, Wild Bill became a legend, with fiction sometimes supplanting fact in the stories that surfaced. Wild bill: the true story of the american Frontier's First Gunfighter Hardcover - February 5, 2019. Bestselling author tom clavin has sifted through years of western lore to bring Hickock fully to life in this rip-roaring, spellbinding true story.
Nine Years Among the Indians, 1870-1879: The Story of the Captivity and Life of a Texan Among the IndiansIndependently published #ad - This is his dramatic and unique story. Lehmann's memoir is quite fantastic-sounding at times, but is regarded as one of the best of that rare breed of book, the first-person 'captivity story'. The phenomenon of a "white boy" raised by "Indians" made him a notable figure in the United States. One of the values of Lehmann's book is its no-holds-barred, unapologetic tone.
Rocky mountain news as a young child, Herman Lehmann was captured by a band of plundering Apache Indians and remained with them for nine years. After a few years, lehmann became completely integrated into the warrior life, joining in on raids throughout the South-West and Mexico. Peppered with various escape attempts, Lehmann’s recollections are fresh and exciting in spite of the years past.
Nine Years Among the Indians, 1870-1879: The Story of the Captivity and Life of a Texan Among the Indians #ad - Eamon dolan. He published his autobiography, Nine Years Among the Indians in 1927. His memoir, fast-paced and compelling, tells of his arduous initial years with the Apache as he underwent a sometimes torturous initiation into Indian life. Lehmann provides us with a fascinating look at Apache, and later, Comanche culture.
He lived first among the Apache and then the Comanche but eventually returned to his family later on in his life. This is an engaging read.