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Rangers And Sovereignty

Author : Dan W. Roberts
ISBN : 9781786258069
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A gripping slice of Americana, telling the exciting tale of Texas Ranger Daniel Webster Roberts’ Ranger service. As Captain of Company D, this book details the social life of the rangers, their relations with frontier society, their food, dress, and entertainment. “We set out in this writing to record the work of Company “D”, Frontier Battalion, not for any selfish consideration. But, being almost importuned by our real friends to do so, we thought we could tell what we really know to be true in a way that might spin out a thread strong enough to bind together an intelligent idea of the needs of that service, how the service was performed, and at least a vision of the final disposition of the horrid Indian question. Our egotism doesn’t lead us to say that Texas did it all; but our little part is richly treasured in the archives of our “native heath”—Texas. Our sorrows are there, also, in many a grave not even marked by human hands to show where our brave defenders met death—yielding the last sacrifice in defense of Texas.”
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Rangers Sovereignty The True Story Of The Criminal Pursuits Campaigns And Battles Of Texas Rangers In 19th Century

Author : Daniel W. Roberts
ISBN : 9788026882725
Genre : History
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Rangers and Sovereignty is an autobiography written by Captain Dan W. Roberts. It brings the exciting tale of his service as a Texas Ranger. Roberts describes in detail the battles that the Rangers fought in, the different criminals they dealt with, and some of the events in their own lives. Contents: The Deer Creek Fight Packsaddle Mountain Fight Enlistment and First Scout Fugitive List Lost Valley Fight With Forces Even "The Wind Up" Third Saline Fight Moved Camp to Las Moras The Staked Plains Fight Viewing Out A Road Capt Roberts Married The Mason County War Rio Grande Campaign On the March Fort Davis Scout The Potter Scout—1880 Waiting on the Courts Pegleg Stage Robbing—1880 Stealing Saddles Cattle Stealing Mavericks The Killing of Sam Bass Considering Results Fence Cutters Horrel War The Old Texas Rangers Interesting Letters Adios Rangers Old Spanish Fort Old San Antonio Road A New Texas
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Rangers And Sovereignty

Author : Dan W. Roberts
ISBN : UOM:39015002675786
Genre : Texas Rangers
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D. W. Roberts was born in the State of Mississippi, in Winston County, October 10th, 1841. His father, Alexander Roberts, came to Texas in 1836, and helped the Texans fight the battles of the Republic for nearly four years, being in many engagements with the enemy, the most noted of which was the Plum Creek fight, which has gone into the history of Texas. Soon after the Plum Creek fight, my mother prevailed on father to take his family to some place of safety, firmly believing that wholesale murder would be their fate: (Father's judgment was waived) and her love of family won her cause, and they went back to Mississippi in 1839. During their stay in Mississippi, I was born, making that State my native soil, but father's love for Texas had never subsided, and his turn came to persuade mother back to Texas, where he joined his old comrades again in 1843. I was about two years old when they returned to Texas. My father followed up the frontier, and I was reared, and almost rocked in the cradle of Texas warfare. When I was a small boy, I developed some very peculiar traits of character, not peculiarly good, but rather strangely peculiar. We were fond of dwelling alone, to commune with Nature's beautiful work. I had my favorite pecan trees, and would conceal myself under them, to hear the crows murmur to each other, while they were gathering the splendid nuts. My father's recital of early Texas battles had imbued me with the spirit, that those old Texans were the rightful lords of that grand and new republic, and that their heroism should be sustained, and when I grew to be a man, that I would devote my life to the cause that my father so loved. In my boyish dreams I was always in command of men. My education was limited to the common English branches. As I grew to manhood, I could see that war should not be our occupation, but the constant raids of savage foes upon Texas, gave us the field that our more youthful days had pictured for us. We were "put in command of men," and our stewardship will follow. Our work was more preparatory for civil government, consequently we were never a politician, but always adhered to democratic principles.
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Rangers And Sovereignty

Author : Anonymous
ISBN : 0530306530
Genre : History
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The Canadian Rangers

Author : P. Whitney Lackenbauer
ISBN : 9780774824552
Genre : History
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The Canadian Rangers stand sentinel in the farthest reaches of our country. For more than six decades, this dedicated group of citizen-soldiers has quietly served as Canada's eyes, ears, and voice in isolated coastal and northern communities. Drawing on official records, interviews, and participation in Ranger exercises, Lackenbauer argues that the organization offers an inexpensive way for Canada to "show the flag" from coast to coast to coast. The Rangers have also laid the foundation for a successful partnership between the modern state and Aboriginal peoples, a partnership rooted in local knowledge and crosscultural understanding.
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Lone Star Justice

Author : Robert M. Utley
ISBN : 9780199923717
Genre : History
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From The Lone Ranger to Lonesome Dove, the Texas Rangers have been celebrated in fact and fiction for their daring exploits in bringing justice to the Old West. In Lone Star Justice, best-selling author Robert M. Utley captures the first hundred years of Ranger history, in a narrative packed with adventures worthy of Zane Grey or Larry McMurtry. The Rangers began in the 1820s as loose groups of citizen soldiers, banding together to chase Indians and Mexicans on the raw Texas frontier. Utley shows how, under the leadership of men like Jack Hays and Ben McCulloch, these fiercely independent fighters were transformed into a well-trained, cohesive team. Armed with a revolutionary new weapon, Samuel Colt's repeating revolver, they became a deadly fighting force, whether battling Comanches on the plains or storming the city of Monterey in the Mexican-American War. As the Rangers evolved from part-time warriors to full-time lawmen by 1874, they learned to face new dangers, including homicidal feuds, labor strikes, and vigilantes turned mobs. They battled train robbers, cattle thieves and other outlaws--it was Rangers, for example, who captured John Wesley Hardin, the most feared gunman in the West. Based on exhaustive research in Texas archives, this is the most authoritative history of the Texas Rangers in over half a century. It will stand alongside other classics of Western history by Robert M. Utley--a vivid portrait of the Old West and of the legendary men who kept the law on the lawless frontier.
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The Dundurn Arctic Culture And Sovereignty Library

Author : Michael Posluns
ISBN : 9781459729568
Genre : History
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This special bundle is your essential guide to all things concerning Canada’s polar regions, which make up the majority of Canada’s territory but are places most of us will never visit. The Arctic has played a key role in Canada’s history and in the history of the indigenous peoples of this land, and the area will only become more strategically and economically important in the future. This bundle provides an in-depth crash course, including titles on Arctic exploration (Arctic Obsession), Native issues (Arctic Twilight), sovereignty (In the Shadow of the Pole), adventure and survival (Death Wins in the Arctic), and military issues (Arctic Front). Let this collection be your guide to the far reaches of this country. Arctic Front Arctic Naturalist Arctic Obsession Arctic Revolution Arctic Twilight Death Wins in the Arctic In the Shadow of the Pole Pike’s Portage Voices From the Odeyak
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The Ranger His Wife

Author : Mrs. D. W. Roberts
ISBN : 178282443X
Genre : History
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Married life with the Texas Rangers on the old frontier Accounts of the lives of the Texas Rangers and of the early frontier days of the untamed American South-West are never less than fascinating. This special 'two-books-in-one' Leonaur edition is of particular interest because the authors whose works appear within it were a married couple. So the reader has the opportunity to view these essential accounts, which cover an identical time period and touch upon many of the same events, from two closely associated, but different perspectives. D. W Roberts, the Ranger, was born in Mississippi in 1841 though his father had come to Texas in 1836 taking part in the battles for the Republic and the Plum Creek Fight. Roberts was member of Company 'D' and saw much action on the Texas frontier of the post-Civil War period, taking part in his first Indian fight in 1873 at Deer Creek. Many more fights with the native Indian tribes of the region followed, though the rangers were also perpetually engaged in hunting down and bringing outlaws to summary justice including the infamous Sam Bass. Despite the unusual title of Roberts' book, all these experiences are recounted in riveting detail in these pages. Mrs. Roberts' work is, predictably, of a markedly more gentle and domestic nature. In her writings we learn of the life of a Ranger's bride, living in camps and of daily life on the frontier for a Ranger's wife in the latter half of the 19th century. Highly recommended. Leonaur editions are newly typeset and are not facsimiles; each title is available in softcover and hardback with dustjacket; our hardbacks are cloth bound and feature gold foil lettering on their spines and fabric head and tail bands.
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