THREE YEARS AMONG THE COMANCHES THE NARRATIVE OF NELSON LEE TEXAS RANGER

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Three Years Among The Comanches The Narrative Of Nelson Lee Texas Ranger

Author : Nelson Lee
ISBN : 9781493023158
Genre : History
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This is a detailed account of Lee's captivity among the Comanches in the 1850's and his escape through the mountains back to white civilization. The story is full of encounters with alligators, snakes, and panthers, as well as hostile Comanches. Lee saw his fellow captives slaughtered most horribly: he was spared only because he convinced the Indians that the Great Spirit spoke to him through his pocket watch. Nevertheless, Lee gives excellent details about the tribe's way of life, albeit from the perspective of someone who doesn't have the kindliest feelings towards his captors.
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Three Years Among The Comanches The Narrative Of Nelson Lee Texas Ranger

Author : Nelson Lee
ISBN : 153715947X
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Three Years Among the Comanches: The Narrative of Nelson Lee, the Texas Ranger; Containing a Detailed Account of His Captivity Among the Indians, His Singular Escape Through the Instrumentality of His Watch, and Fully Illustrating Indian Life as It is...
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Taming The Nueces Strip

Author : George Durham
ISBN : 9780292792470
Genre : History
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Only an extraordinary Texas Ranger could have cleaned up bandit-plagued Southwest Texas, between the Nueces River and the Rio Grande, in the years following the Civil War. Thousands of raiders on horseback, some of them Anglo-Americans, regularly crossed the river from Mexico to pillage, murder, and rape. Their main objective? To steal cattle, which they herded back across the Rio Grande to sell. Honest citizens found it almost impossible to live in the Nueces Strip. In desperation, the governor of Texas called on an extraordinary man, Captain Leander M. McNelly, to take command of a Ranger company and stop these border bandits. One of McNelly's recruits for this task was George Durham, a Georgia farmboy in his teens when he joined the "Little McNellys," as the Captain's band called themselves. More than half a century later, it was George Durham, the last surviving "McNelly Ranger," who recounted the exciting tale of taming the Nueces Strip to San Antonio writer Clyde Wantland. In Durham's account, those long-ago days are brought vividly back to life. Once again the daring McNelly leads his courageous band across Southwest Texas to victories against incredible odds. With a boldness that overcame their dismayingly small number, the McNellys succeeded in bringing law and order to the untamed Nueces Strip—succeeded so well that they antagonized certain "upright" citizens who had been pocketing surreptitious dollars from the bandits' operations.
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Nine Years Among The Indians 1870 1879

Author : Herman Lehmann
ISBN : 9780826326188
Genre : Social Science
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Here is a genuine Little Big Man story, with all the color, sweep, and tragedy of a classic American western. It is the tale of Herman Lehmann, a captive of the Apaches on the Southern Plains of Texas and New Mexico during the 1870s. Adopted by a war chief, he was trained to be a warrior and waged merciless war on Apache enemies, both Indian and Euro-American. After killing an Apache medicine man in self-defense, he fled to a lonely hermitage on the Southern Plains until he joined the Comanches. Against his will, Lehmann was returned to his family in 1879. The final chapters relate his difficult readjustment to Anglo life. Lehmann's unapologetic narrative is extraordinary for its warm embrace of Native Americans and stinging appraisal of Anglo society. Once started, the story of this remarkable man cannot be put down. Dale Giese's introduction provides a framework for interpreting the Lehmann narrative.
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The Texas Ranger

Author : James B. Gillett
ISBN : LCCN:27008474
Genre : Frontier and pioneer life
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Texas Ranger

Author : James K. Greer
ISBN : UOM:39015032752274
Genre : History
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"Centennial series of the Association Former Students, Texas A & M Univ. ; no. 50." Hay's colorful reputation and a host of nicknames earned during battles.
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Indian Depredations In Texas

Author : J. W. Wilbarger
ISBN : WISC:89060391992
Genre : History
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This volume, first published in 1889, is one of the most thorough accounts of Indian warfare in Texas.
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Women And The Texas Revolution

Author : Mary L. Scheer
ISBN : 9781574414691
Genre : History
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"Historically, wars and revolutions have offered politically and socially disadvantaged people the opportunity to contribute to the nation (or cause) in exchange for future expanded rights. Although shorter than most conflicts, the Texas Revolution nonetheless profoundly affected not only the leaders and armies, but the survivors, especially women, who endured those tumultuous events and whose lives were altered by the accompanying political, social, and economic changes.
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Rangers And Pioneers Of Texas

Author : Andrew Jackson Sowell
ISBN : PRNC:32101074864503
Genre : Frontier and pioneer life
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