My Sixty Years on the Plains: Trapping, Trading, and Indian FightingCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - 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.
Nine Years Among the Indians, 1870-1879: The Story of the Captivity and Life of a Texan Among the IndiansIndependently published #ad - Lehmann provides us with a fascinating look at Apache, and later, Comanche culture. He tells of their rituals, medicinal practices and gives an insight into Native American manufacture of arrow-heads, saddles and shields. He lived first among the Apache and then the Comanche but eventually returned to his family later on in his life.
. After a few years, lehmann became completely integrated into the warrior life, joining in on raids throughout the South-West and Mexico. 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.
Nine Years Among the Indians, 1870-1879: The Story of the Captivity and Life of a Texan Among the Indians #ad - 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'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'.
. This is an engaging read. German life "lehmann's true-life story features suspense and excitement that surpass even the skill of the most imaginative fiction writer. Books of the southwest herman lehmann june 5, 1859 – February 2, 1932 was captured as a child by Native Americans.
Life Among the ApachesCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - Cremony's account of his experiences, a basic source on Apache beliefs, and remains today, published in 1868, tribal life, quickly became, and fighting tactics. Bartlett’s boundary commission surveying the United States-Mexican border. Cremony's first encounter with the Indians of the Southwest occurred in the early 1850s, when he accompanied John R.
Some ten years later, he renewed his acquaintance, particularly with the Apaches, as an officer of the California Volunteers, whom he came to know as few white Americans before him had. John C. Although its original purpose was to induce more effective military suppression of the Apaches, it has all the fast-paced action and excitement of a novel and the authenticity of an ethnographic and historical document.
Six Years With the Texas Rangers: 1875-1881Independently published #ad - Combines all the excitement of a western yellowback with the genuineness of a first-hand document" Saturday Review After James Gillett left the Texan Rangers he worked as a Deputy Marshal, Marshal, and later cattle rancher. Six years with the texas rangers is a fascinating account of one Ranger’s life attempting to maintain law and order on the Texan frontier.
That is not to say that gillett only fought against domestic criminals, particularly the Apaches, who were raiding, he was frequently called to combat dangerous Native Americans, threatening or stealing from Texan inhabitants. The texas rangers were there to keep people safe. James gillett joined the rangers in 1875 with the task of repressing domestic foes of this frontier region where banditry flourished and crimes of violence were committed with appalling frequency.
Six Years With the Texas Rangers: 1875-1881 #ad - He joined company D of the Texas Rangers at the age of just seventeen. For the next six years he would be combatting horse thieves and murderers, fighting in the Mason County War, capturing vigilantes and providing law and order for the towns. Texas in the nineteenth century was a dangerous place. At points the rangers would even be drawn across the border into Mexico in order implement justice against those who had attempted to escape.
This book was published in 1921 and he died in 1937. He met and fought against some of the most infamous criminals of his day, from Sam Bass and his train robber gang to the Horrell Brothers and the outlaw Dick Dublin.
Rangers and Pioneers of TexasCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - He was a participant in the Texas Revolution and a survivor of the siege of the Alamo. He was a frontier defender, early Texas Ranger, and a friend and scout with Kit Carson. Andrew jackson sowell june 27, 1815 – january 4, 1883 was a lifelong soldier and farmer in the 19th-century. He continued his service during the years of the Republic of Texas, in the Mexican American War, and the Civil War.
Journal Of A Trapper: Nine Years in the Rocky Mountains 1834-1843CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - He returned to the country in 1842 with the Elijah White party. In it, russell provides a detailed narrative describing the day-to-day life of an ordinary trapper in the Rocky Mountains. Russell eventually went to California. He participated in the establishment of Fort Hall, and later became a free trapper.
Russell first came to the Oregon Country in 1834 as a member of Nathaniel J. He was born in Maine. Wyeth's second expedition. Journal of a trapper is one of the most important first hand accounts of the mountain man era. The journal begins when Russell hired on with Nathaniel Wyeth's second expedition to the west.
Journal Of A Trapper: Nine Years in the Rocky Mountains 1834-1843 #ad - In 1844, he was elected to the second Executive Committee of the Provisional Government of Oregon. He trapped for nine years in the greater Yellowstone region before leaving the mountains to settle in Oregon. He was allied with the group that planned to create an independent Republic of the Pacific and thus was unsuccessful in his run for governor of the Provisional Government in 1845, losing to George Abernethy.
Osborne russell 1814 – august 2, 1892 was a mountain man and politician who helped form the government of the U. S. He participated in the may 2, 1843 Champoeg Meeting, voting in favor of forming a government.
My Life as an Indian: The Story of a Red Woman and a White Man in the Lodges of the BlackfeetIndependently published #ad - Louis, bound for adventure in the Far West. He published this book at the age of forty eight in 1907 and died in 1947. As george bird grinnell states, “It is an animated and vivid picture of Indian life. Petersburg times james willard Schultz was given the name Apikuni, meaning Spotted Robe, by the chief, Running Crane.
The scene is on the plains in the old days, in the picturesque period when the tribe lived in a primitive way, subsisting on the buffalo and at war with hostile neighbours. My life as an indian is essential reading for anyone interested in Native American culture as it depicts vividly how they lived and survived at a moment in history when their way of life was severely under threat.
Fired by the writings of lewis and clark’s journal, fremont’s expeditions, The Oregon Trail, Schultz travelled across the breadth of the American continent to see some of the land and the tribes of which they told. For the next few years, hunting alongside them and even marrying Nat-ah’-ki, assisting his friends in fighting rivals, Schultz immersed himself in the ways of these Native Americans, a Blackfoot woman.
My Life as an Indian: The Story of a Red Woman and a White Man in the Lodges of the Blackfeet #ad - As a young tenderfoot, berry, schultz quickly found his feet and before long he was under the tutelage of the experienced trapper, who introduced him to a tribe of Piegan Blackfeet. He was an early settler in the montana region and wrote widely on Blood, Cree and Blackfeet Indians during the latter half of the nineteenth century.
A rip-roaring yarn and a dazzling glimpse into a vanished past. The new york times in the year 1880, James Willard Schultz left the comfort of his home in St.
The Captured: A True Story of Abduction by Indians on the Texas FrontierSt. Martin's Griffin #ad - Determined to understand how such a "good boy" could have become Indianized so completely, Zesch travels across the west, speaking with Comanche elders, digging through archives, and tracking eight other child captives from the region with hauntingly similar experiences. On new year's day in 1870, ten-year-old Adolph Korn was kidnapped by an Apache raiding party.
He spent his last years in a cave, all but forgotten by his family. With a historians rigor and a novelists eye, Zesch's The Captured paints a vivid portrait of life on the Texas frontier, offering a rare account of captivity. A carefully written, well-researched contribution to Western history -- and to a promising new genre: the anthropology of the stolen.
The Captured: A True Story of Abduction by Indians on the Texas Frontier #ad - Kirkus reviews the captured a true story of Abduction by Indians on the Texas Frontier. Forcibly returned to his parents after three years, Korn never adjusted to life in white society. That is, until scott Zesch stumbled over his own great-great-great uncle's grave. Traded to comaches, he thrived in the rough, nomadic existence, quickly becoming one of the tribe's fiercest warriors.
Crow Killer, New Edition: The Saga of Liver-Eating JohnsonIndiana University Press #ad - As the story goes, one morning in 1847 johnson returned to his Rocky Mountain trapper’s cabin to find the remains of his murdered Indian wife and her unborn child. Standing 6’2" in his stocking feet and weighing nearly 250 pounds, he was a mountain man among mountain men, one of the toughest customers on the western frontier.
He vowed vengeance against an entire Indian tribe. Crow killer tells of that one-man, decades-long war to avenge his beloved. The captured a true story of Abduction by Indians on the Texas Frontier. The movie jeremiah Johnson introduced millions to the legendary mountain man, John Johnson. Bender and a glossary of Indian tribes.
Crow Killer, New Edition: The Saga of Liver-Eating Johnson #ad - Whether seen as a realistic glimpse of a long ago, or as a mythic retelling of the many tales spun around and by Johnson, fierce frontier world, Crow Killer is unforgettable. The real johnson was a far cry from the Redford version. This new edition, redesigned for the first time, features an introduction by western frontier expert Nathan E.
Twelve Years in the Saddle for Law and Order on the Frontiers of TexasIndependently published #ad - Quiet, and always sober, cool, he stood when in the service without a peer in the State as an officer. J. He made some enemies, it is true, but so has every other officer who has discharged his duty as honestly and as fearlessly as he did. Amarillo Register W. This book is essential reading for anyone interested the history of Texas, law and order and life in the Old West.
Making his way down to texas he became a Ranger in 1889 and would remain with the outfit through to beginning of the next century. L. Was a sergeant in the Texas Rangers in the late nineteenth century. His book was first published in 1909. Sullivan was born in Mississippi ten years before the outbreak of the American Civil War.
Twelve Years in the Saddle for Law and Order on the Frontiers of Texas #ad - L. W. Sullivan writes in a gritty, matter-of-fact style that takes the reader to the heart of the action. Life as a Texas Ranger was never easy. The captured a true story of Abduction by Indians on the Texas Frontier. Through the course of his service he travelled huge distances across the vast plains of Texas, always under the threat of ambush from hardened criminals, over rugged terrain, in oppressive heat and sometimes atrocious storms, all in order to secure law and order in these tumultuous years.