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Captain John R. Hughes Lone Star Ranger

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New in New jacket. Book 400 pages, frontis, illustrations, SIGNED by author. "The first full and complete modern biography of a man who served as a Texas Ranger from 1887 until early 1915. In his early years he lived in Indian Territory among the Choctaw, Osage, and Comanche Indians, becoming friends with Quanah Parker. Once in Texas, he bought a farm and raised horses on a ranch in Travis County. When horse thieves made off with several horses from his farm and his neighbors, Hughes was ...


Texas Ranger John B. Jones and the Frontier Battalion, 1874-1881 used book

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Edition: 1st Edition Binding: Hardcover Publisher: University of North Texas Press, Denton Date published: 2012

Description: New in New jacket. Book 401 pages, photos, SIGNED by author. "Story of the Frontier Battalion as seen through the eyes of its commander, John B. Jones, during his administration from 1874 to 1881, relating its history-both good and bad-chronologically, in depth, and in context. Highlighted are repeated budget and funding problems, developing standards of conduct, personalities and their interaction, mission focus and strategies against Indian war parties and outlaws, and coping with politics ... Read More

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The 101 Ranch used book

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$650.00

Edition: 1st Edition Binding: Hardcover Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press, Norman Date published: 1937

Description: Very Good+ in Very Good jacket. Book 249 pages, frontis, illustrations, map end-papers, chipping to jacket edges. Herd 504, Rader 870, 6-Score 22, "The best history of this great Oklahoma ranch and its owners. Covers the founding in the 1870's to the later Wild West Show, continued ranching operations, and final bankruptcy in the 1930's." Read More

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The Story of Ajax Life in the Big Hole Basin used book

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Edition: First Edition Binding: Hardcover Publisher: State Publishing Company, Helena Date published: 1914

Description: Near Fine. Book 158 pages, frontis, illustrations, very slight edge wear, INSCRIBED by the author. One of the nicer copies I've seen. Graff 3051, Herd 1691, "Said to be the first autobiography published in Montana." Six-Guns 1626, Howes 219 Story of a pioneer who arrived in Montana in the early 1860s. Remarks on meeting General Gibbon right after the Big Hole fight with the Nez Perce and Chief Joseph. Read More

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The Mountain Men and the Fur Trade of the Far West Biographical Sketches of the Participants By Scholars of the Subject and With Introductions By the Editor 10 Volumes used book

The Mountain Men and the Fur Trade of the Far West Biographical Sketches of the Participants By Scholars of the Subject and With Introductions By the Editor 10 Volumes more books like this

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$1,550.00

Edition: First Edition Binding: Hardcover Publisher: The Arthur Clark Company, Glendale, CA Date published: 1965

Description: Fine. Book 10 Volume set published from 1965 to 1972. All first editions, all with the original publisher's plain brown jackets. Excellent history of the fur trade, Santa Fe Trail, and most important, the mountain men and those who engaged in the trade. A must for the fur trade collection or researcher. Rittenhouse 266. Read More

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Exploratory Travels Through the Western Territories of North America Comprising a Voyage From St. Louis on the Mississippi to the Source of That River and a Journey Through the Interior of Louisiana and the North Eastern Provinces of New Spain Performed I used book

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Edition: First Thus Binding: Hardcover Publisher: W. H. Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, London Date published: 1811

Description: Very Good. Book 436 pages, fold-out map, very nicely bound with marbled boards with leather spine with gilt lettering, very nice copy. "Pike set out from St. Louis on July 15, 1806, and traveled westward, sighting the Colorado peak now bearing his name on Nov. 23. He then moved southward to seek the Red River for his return home. He missed the Red River and was imprisoned by Spanish authorities and taken to Santa Fe." In 1811 an English edition was prepared by Dr. Rees from a manuscript copy ... Read More

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A Texas Ranger used book

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Edition: First Edition Binding: Hardcover Publisher: Charles Scribners Sons, N.Y. Date published: 1899

Description: Very Good+ Book Pictorial cover, 321 pages, minor darkening to spine, slight edge wear. Jenkins (Basic Texas Books, ) 107, "Jennings was a reporter who served under L. H. McNelly, in Texas from 1874 to 1878. This is one of the most interesting accounts of the life of the Texas Rangers in the late 1870's. " Rader 2086, Howes J100aa, Graff 2208 " Jennings' book is a readable account of his life as a Ranger in the late 1870's." Six-Guns 1173, "Book contains much material on Texas gunmen, such as ... Read More

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Terrible Justice Sioux Chiefs and U.S. Soldiers on the Upper Missouri, 1854-1868 new book

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$39.95

Edition: First Edition Binding: Hardcover Publisher: The Arthur H. Clark Company, Norman Date published: 2012

Description: New. Book 400 pages, maps, photos. "Offers the first complete picture of the conflicts on the Upper Missouri in the 1850s and 1860s, the period bookended by the Sioux's first major military conflicts with the U.S. Army and the creation of the Great Sioux Reservation. Explores not only relations between the Sioux and their opponents but also the discord among Sioux bands themselves. Chaky examines how the northern, southern, and Minnesota Sioux bands all became involved in and were affected by ... Read More

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Trails of Yesterday used book

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$250.00

Edition: First Edition Binding: Hardcover Publisher: University Publishing Company, Lincoln Date published: 1921

Description: Fine. Book 302 pages, frontis, illustrations, top edge gilt, decorative cover, small owner stamp "Joyce and Gene Gressley, extremely nice copy! Howes 725, "A cow-puncher's experiences in the Platte valley." Herd 310, Six-Score 13, "The author was one of the first ranchers in Nebraska. An Englishman, Bratt came to America in 1864 at the age of 17. In the late 1860's he worked as a bullwhacker supplying Ft. Kearney and other army posts. He started his cattle business in 1870, and most of his ... Read More

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Let No Guilty Man Escape, a Judicial Biography of "Hanging Judge" Issac C. Parker new book

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Edition: First Edition Binding: Hardcover Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press, Norman Date published: 2001 ISBN-13: 9780806133065 ISBN: 0806133066

Description: New in New jacket. Book "Presiding from 1875 to 1896 over the United States Court for the Western Judicial District of Arkansas, Isaac Charles Parker attained notoriety as the "Hanging Judge" responsible for law and order in Indian Territory. He sent seventy-nine felons to the gallows." New still in original shrink-wrap. Read More

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