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James H Cook

James H. Cook known as "Captain Jim" Cook was for more than fifty years a cowboy and ranch "boss" in the Llano Estacado country of Texas; a big game hunter in the northern plains and Rocky Mountain areas; an Indian scout for the United States cavalry in its campaign to corral the troublesome Apaches; a trusted and intimate friend of the Sioux; and an outspoken champion of the Northern Cheyennes. Born in Michigan in 1857, "Captain Jim" Cook first learned to handle a lasso in Texas shortly after...See more