The Personal Narrative of James O. Pattie of Kentucky

Sounder Publications - Pattie first published his account The Personal Narrative of James O. Pattie of kentucky in 1831 and he passed away in 1851. James O. Pattie’s personal narrative is a prime source for the history of the Southwest during the 1820s. He, and a group of fur trappers, set out on a journey from St. Louis to California and back.

After jed smith’s trip this journey, which began in 1824, is the second known expedition to California. This remarkable book records an eyewitness account of what the West was like before the great swathes of migration occurred. Pattie’s book fully explores the dangers of life as a trapper in the wilderness of the far west, including during one episode after Pattie and a group of French trappers were attacked and only three of them survived.

The Personal Narrative of James O. Pattie of Kentucky - Personal narrative provides fascinating insight into the earliest clashes that were beginning to occur between citizens of the travelers from the east, Native Americans and Mexicans as United States began its great westward expansion. Yet, native americans, pattie also demonstrates how there was great cooperation between groups, for example when he aided Mexicans, missionaries and settlers with smallpox vaccinations.

It is essential reading for anyone interested in finding out more about the Old West and life of this fascinating American frontiersman. James O.





Wild life in the Far West: Personal Adventures of a Border Mountain Man 1872

- Hobbs grew to be a great favorite with the comanche; was given the daughter of Old Wolf in marriage, fought many hard battles with his savage companions, four years after, became a great chief, who paid Old Wolf a small ransom for him at the Fort, and at last, was redeemed by Charles Bent, where the Indians had come to trade.

Just as the dog reached the bear Mclntire darted behind a tree and flung his hat in the bear's face…. After going through the mexican war with an excellent record, where he entered into new pursuits, ranching, now engaged in mining in old Mexico, Hobbs wandered about the country, such as commercial game hunting, and at the end of the campaign going back to the Pacific coast, then fighting the Apache under the orders of the governor of Chihuahua, and mining.

Wild life in the Far West: Personal Adventures of a Border Mountain Man 1872 - Reared on the eastern limit of the border, he very soon became familiar with the use of the rifle and shot-gun;he was the principal provider of game for his family. At bent's fort, hobbs went out trapping under the leadership of Kit Carson, and they became lifelong friends. In a short time hobbs earned the reputation of being an excellent mountaineer, trapper, and as an Indian fighter he was second to none, his education among the Comanche having trained him in all the strategy of the Indians.

Colonel henry inman 1897 as detailed by hobbs in his 1872 book "wild life in the far west, he joined a fur-trading expedition under Charles Bent, destined for Bent's Fort, " in 1835, Personal Adventures of a Border Mountain Man, when only 16 years-old, Colorado on the Santa Fe Trail over Pawnee Fork.

The cast mules and baggage were arranged in a circle, within which we placed ourselves, and behind this novel breastwork we awaited the attack of the Indians. At bent's fort, now known as "comanche jim" went out trapping a party of mountain men led by Kit Carson, Hobbs, and which included Peg-Leg Smith.





The Adventures of Big-Foot Wallace: The Texas Ranger and Hunter

Half Groat Books - The remainder of the book deals with his adventures on the frontiers of Texas as an Indian fighter, a soldier of fortune, and a member of the first company of Rangers. At six foot two inches and two hundred and forty pounds, Big-Foot Wallace cut a formidable figure and certainly made a major impact on the early history of Texas.

As a nineteen year old he had heard that one of his brothers had been killed in the Battle of Goliad, an early confrontation in the Texan war of independence with Mexico, and swore to travel West to “take pay of the Mexicans” for his brother’s death. In the following years he fought time and again against the Mexicans for the newly formed Republic of Texas and saw action at Salado Creek, Hondo River and during the Mier Campaign.

The Adventures of Big-Foot Wallace: The Texas Ranger and Hunter - After returning for the wars in mexico he abandoned the Texan military and joined the Texas Rangers under the leadership of John Coffee Hays and served for a number of years defending Texans against Native American and border bandits along the frontier. This riotous narrative of the adventures of one of the saltiest and most individualistic pioneer Indian fighters that the state ever produced is told in a leisurely, satirical fashion that reflects a way of life long since lost.

Duval's chronicle of one of Texas' greatest adventurers is filled with Wallace's humor and colorful speech. John C. Duval, the author of big Foot Wallace, has been called the first man of letters in Texas. He strove for pictorial and dramatic effects, not historical accuracy.





My Sixty Years on the Plains

Enhanced Media Publishing - Hamilton - also known as ‘wildcat Bill’ - gives the reader a first-hand account of life outdoors in the Old West. T. From trailblazing to trading with Indians, Hamilton relates how a mountain man relied on his wits and specialized knowledge in order survive the inhospitable environments. In his concise, richly detailed memoir My Sixty Years on the Plains fur-trapper W.





Kit Carson's Autobiography

Tempe Books - His autobiography was dictated to a friend in 1856 but was not fully published until the twentieth century. This edition, edited by Milo Milton Quaife, was first published in 1935. Army officer. The rough experiences of his life are told in a frank manner that transport the reader to the world of this illiterate frontier legend.

Kit carson, wilderness guide, born Christopher Houston Carson, was an American mountain man, Indian agents and U. Carson passed away in 1868 and Quaife passed away in 1959. Quaife’s editing can be enjoyed by all. The book uncovers all the details of Carson’s life on the plains and in the mountains of the Far West in modest, but truthful style.

Kit Carson's Autobiography - The book reveals carson’s view of life as a trapper, guide and buffalo hunter, Indian fighter, and gives details on his experiences in some of the famous expeditions with Ewing Young and John C. S. Pierce butler and milo milton quaife as they were searching through the Ayer Collection of Americana at the Newberry Library, and now with the assistance of Dr.

Frémont. Beginning with his childhood and escape from dull life in Missouri at the age of sixteen, Carson’s autobiography exposes how he spent the next thirty years of his life as a frontiersman in the wild lands of the west. His understated nature belied confirmed reports of his fearlessness, tenacity, combat skills, and profound effect on the westward expansion of the United States.





Indian Depredations in Texas

Coyote Texts - His book indian depredations in Texas was first published in 1889 and he passed away in 1892. W. Wilbarger’s remarkable book indian depredations in Texas contains more than 250 separate narratives of attacks and counterattacks that occurred from the 1820s to the 1870s. Wilbarger, a pioneer who had emigrated to texas in 1837, was fully aware of the dangers that he faced by living on the frontier of the American West as his own brother had miraculously survived being scalped and left for dead in 1833.

Over the course of the next fifty years Wilbarger compiled accounts of Native American attacks that formed the basis of his book. Frank DobieJ. This volume is the most thorough compilation of accounts of Indian warfare in the Texas 19th century. John holmes jenkins, basic texas BooksTensions between white settlers and Native American tribes were at their height in the mid-nineteenth century.

Indian Depredations in Texas - Frequently the two groups resorted to violence assert their rights to the lands. J. He first moved west to texas in 1837 at the urging of his brother Josiah Pugh Wilbarger. Wilbarger was a Methodist minister, author and pioneer. Yet, he sought out the victims and as he states in his preface, many of the articles had been “written by others, rather than simply relying on hearsay and rumors of attacks, who were either cognizant of the facts themselves or had obtained them from reliable sources.





Adventures of a Mountain Man: The Narrative of Zenas Leonard

Cazador Books - Written in response to popular demand, based in large part on ‘a minute journal of every incident that occurred, Leonard's account of these years, ’ is recognized as one of the fundamental sources on the exploration of the American West. L. It includes many details of the different tribes with which his parties interacted.

A free trapper until the summer of 1833, when he entered the employ of Captain B. As it is in the public domain, there are numerous reprints. E. The narrative ends in August 1835, with Leonard's return to Independence. Zenas leonard march 19, 1809 – july 14, 1857 was an american mountain man, explorer and trader, best known for his journal Narrative of the Adventures of Zenas Leonard.

Adventures of a Mountain Man: The Narrative of Zenas Leonard - Leonard worked for his uncle in Pittsburgh before moving to St. Moore of clearfield, pennsylvania in 1839, after being serialized in the Clearfield Republican. One misfortune after another happening to the company, he was deprived of all in the fall of 1835—after an absence of 5 years and 6 months. Living off the land leonard reported that "the flesh of the Buffaloe is the wholesomest and most palatable of meat kind", Leonard and his associates endured great privation while amassing a fortune in furs; the horses died in the harsh winter and the party was at times near starvation.

He continued to trade along the river for the rest of his life. In 1835 leonard returned to independence, Missouri with enough wealth in furs to establish a store and trading post at Fort Osage.





My Army Life and the Fort Phil Kearney Massacre: With an Account of the Celebration of "Wyoming Opened"

Lariat Publications - An intriguing and informative read. True west magazinethe West was not just settled by men with rifles and revolvers alone. Indeed, as the army divisions moved west to protect the westward trails, they frequently brought their wives and families with them. Frances C. Carrington. It is a necessary addition to other material on Fort Phil Kearny, the Fetterman Massacre, and the Bozeman Trail.

Roundup magazineafter the loss of her first husband Frances went on to marry Colonel Henry B. Carrington lost her husband on that day. Alone and with little protection she and the other survivors in Fort Kearny did not give up but instead continued to survive in the perilous conditions until reinforcements arrived.

My Army Life and the Fort Phil Kearney Massacre: With an Account of the Celebration of "Wyoming Opened" - My army life and the fort phil kearney massacre is a fascinating work that tells the story of frontier life, not from the perspective of a soldier or frontiersman, but instead from the perspective of a woman who saw and experienced some of the most brutal events of the American West. Carrington's book is a riveting portrait of life at a frontier post in dangerous territory, as well as a snapshot of Victorian mores and the lingering influence of the Civil War.

Carrington had been married to Lt. Carrington passed away in 1911. S.





History of the Early Settlement and Indian Wars of West Virginia

Lanner Books - His book history of the early settlement and Indian Wars of Western Virginia was first published in 1851 and De Hass passed away 1910 In the early eighteenth century what was west of the Appalachians was unknown. This area was dangerous and many who had ventured there alone had never returned. But slowly over the course of this century settlers continued to push further west until regions such as West Virginia were populated with more and more adventurous young men and women.

The settlement of these lands did not occur without difficulties and colonizers frequently came into conflict with the local Native American populations. Wills de hass’s remarkable book history of the early settlement and Indian Wars of West Virginia is a fascinating history of how the lands of the west were first settled by white emigrants in the eighteenth century and how these settlers came into frequent strife with the Native American tribes who had previously lived there.

History of the Early Settlement and Indian Wars of West Virginia - Beginning with columbus’ discovery of this great continent Wills De Hass charts the colonization of this expansive land. He records with brilliant detail the early encounters that Europeans had with the men and women that they found already living across the region and explains how various nations from across the Atlantic made their first tentative footholds on this newly discovered land.

De hass records how settlers were not only conflict with Native Americans but also with each other as this region descended into war, firstly during the French and Indian War and shortly afterwards during the American War of Independence. Particularly fascinating throughout the book are the biographical sketches of various well-known frontiersmen who were particularly influential in the Ohio Valley and northwestern Virginia.

This book is perfect for anyone interested in the early settlement of western regions prior to 1795 and how this area was frequently in conflict as settlers attempted to assert their rights against the wishes of the Native American populations.





Crazy-White-Man Sha-ga-na-she Wa-du-kee

Whimbrel Press - He spent the next six years of his life there. To those who have lived under frontier conditions it will be equally refreshing—and that cannot be said for many of this type. Colorado spring free Press“one of the best tales of escape from city pressures. It emerges as a valuable addition to the small number of books about the Canadian bush.

The new york times“anyone from young to old who has wanted to toss the soft life of today into the discard and live as our ancestors did will enjoy this book. It is a vivid close-up of the Ontario bush—written down with the vividness and gaiety of a man who knew he was free. Christian science monitorrichard morenus was a New York writer for radio and magazines when he left his old life for a new one in the wilderness of Ontario.

His book crazy-white-man was first published in 1956 and he passed away in 1968. A book that is a little classic of the rugged life. Chicago tribunehave you thought of escaping from life in the “Big City”?Have you dreamed of stepping off the treadmill of work and leaving behind the tedious office job?Unhappy with his life in New York, Richard Morenus did just that.

Crazy-White-Man Sha-ga-na-she Wa-du-kee - Taking along his dog and some equipment he left the humdrum life in the city for the wilderness. When he first arrived in the beautiful backwoods of Canada some Native Americans saw how unprepared he was for his new life and gave him the name Sha-ga-na-she Wa-du-kee, which translates to Crazy-White-Man.

The first few months of his life in the bitter cold of a Canadian winter were a fight for survival for Morenus, but as the years went by he became more competent and began to thrive in the beautiful landscape.





Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs and Condition of the North American Indians

Powwow Printing - Forrest, the western historical quarterlyGeorge Catlin was an American author and traveller who was particularly famous for his portraits of Native Americans in the Old West. His book letters and notes on the manners, customs and Condition of the North American Indians was first published in 1841 and Catlin passed in 1872.

Government was implementing policies which forced many of them off their ancestral lands and onto reservations west of the Mississippi River. Catlin’s remarkable collection of letters are a brilliant study of the forty-eight different tribes that he spent time with. His work provide a vivid depiction of how various Native Americans lived, their religious beliefs, covering their homes, their appearances, their weapons, their stories and jokes, how they treated the dead, their celebrations and ceremonies.

Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs and Condition of the North American Indians - Catlin met many prominent Native American chiefs during the course of his travels and gives many fascinating biographies of their lives. This edition includes both volumes of Catlin’s in one. The first volume covers catlin’s journey among the peoples of the Great Plains, including the Crow, Blackfeet and Mandan tribes.

Travelling to the american west five times during the 1830s, Catlin was the first white man to depict Plains Indians in their native territory. The second volume concentrates on tribes in Arkansas, Texas and Florida. His task was to rescue ‘from oblivion the looks and customs of the vanishing races of native men in America, ’ a task to which he dedicated his life and his energies.