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Author Hale, Will
Title Twenty-Four Years a Cowboy and Ranchman : Or, Desperate Fights with the Indians and Mexicans
Imprint Santa Barbara : Narrative Press, The, 2000
©2001
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Note Intro -- TABLE OF CONTENTS -- MY START. -- BATTLE OF RESACA DE PALMA. -- BATTLE IN THE NARROW MOUNTAIN PASS OF BUENA VISTA. -- CAPTURE SOME NEGRO SOLDIERS AND ONE OF THE BOYS SHOOTS AN INDIAN, WHO WAS ACTING LIKE A HOG, SO HE COULD SCARE THE HORSES OFF, THEN STEAL THEM. -- SCHOOL COMMENCES AGAIN - THE SAME OLD TEACHER - THE PRINCIPAL AGAIN. ME AND JIM SAYS WE WILL DEAL HIM MISERY. -- FIGHT WITH THE MEXICAN AND INDIAN HORSE THIEVES. -- SCHOOL COMMENCES IN OCTOBER AGAIN WITH A NEW TEACHER WHOSE NAME WAS MOORE. -- A TRIP TO GALVESTON AND THEN TO THE RANCH. MY TRIP WAS VERY DISAGREEABLE AND WEARISOME. -- ANOTHER TRIP TO GALVESTON AND THEN TO THE RANCH. -- FIRST YEAR A COWBOY. A BIG FIGHT WITH THE KICKAPOO INDIANS. -- FATHER AND I SPEND THE WINTER AT CORPUS CHRISTI. I FALL IN LOVE WITH A MEXICAN GIRL. -- THE WAR OF SECESSION AND THE FIRST BATTLE AT BULL RUN - WE ARE BADLY DEFEATED IN THIS BATTLE. -- CAMPAIGN IN 1862. -- THE LAST DAYS OF THE CONFEDERACY - CAMPAIGN OF 1864 AND 1865 ENDS THE WAR. -- AFTER THE WAR WENT BACK TO THE LONE STAR STATE AND FOLLOWED THE WILD LIFE OF A COWBOY. -- I MAKE ANOTHER TRIP TO FORT BROWN. SHOOTING SCRAPE WITH TWO MEXICANS AND A NEGRO. -- I TAKE A PARTNER IN THE CATTLE TRADE, AND FATHER'S OPINION. HE SAYS A WOMAN SHOULD BE THE ONE. -- ANOTHER CATTLE RAID AND ONE OF MR. PINK'S DETECTIVES COMES TO SEE US. -- WE RELIEVE THE MEXICANS OF THEIR GOLD AND SILVER AND THEN TAKE A TRIP TO GALVESTON. -- KILLING OF CAPTAIN GONDALES, MAJOR DECELLI VERCIPUCI, AND WHAN DEOLI. -- WE MAKE ANOTHER TRIP TO MATAMOROS. JIM SMITH SAVES A GIRL'S LIFE. -- THE SMITH BOYS AND SCOTT ARRIVE AT THE DE SOYOS. JIM SMITH GOES TO THE HORSE RACES AND THE BULL FIGHTS. -- SAN TIGO COMES IN AND JIM GETS A GOOD LOOK AT HIM. -- THE FIGHT CLOSE TO THE CANYON. PALAMETHO AND MANY A MEXICAN CHEWS THE DUST
JIM SMITH CUTS A MEXICAN SENTRY'S THROAT AND RELIEVES THEM OF THEIR CAPTIVES. -- THE LAST DAYS OF THE SMITH GANG. WE NEVER SEE TOM SCOTT AGAIN. WE ALL WERE GLAD TO LEAVE. -- THESE ARE OUR LAST DAYS IN SOUTH-ERN TEXAS AND OLD MEXICO. WE SELL OUR PROPERTY AND GO TO MISSOURI. -- A TRIP TO GALVESTON. ME AND TOM AND THE SMITH BOYS GO TO MISSOURI. JACK LEWIS KILLS TWO NEGROES AND THEN GOES TO WESTERN TEXAS. -- TOM RILY MARRIES AND THEN I AM ALONE. -- IN THE WILD WEST AGAIN. TRIP TO SOUTHWESTERN TEXAS OR SOUTHEAST-ERN NEW MEXICO WITH BOB DIXON. -- WAR IN LINCOLN COUNTY, NEW MEXICO, KNOWN AS THE LINCOLN COUNTY WAR. -- THE KID RETURNS FROM THE TEXAS PANHANDLE AND KILLS A MAN AT FORT SUMNER, AND SHOOTS ONE OF HIS OWN MEN THROUGH THE SHOULDER. -- THE KID KILLS JIM CARALYLE AND MAKES HIS ESCAPE TO ANTONCHICO AND STEALS SOME HORSES. -- THE CAPTURE OF BILLY THE KID AND HIS MEN AT STINKING SPRINGS. -- A TRIP BACK TO THE RANCH, AND THEN GO TO THE BLACK HILLS IN DAKOTA WITH A STEER HERD. -- THE NEGRO COOK SHOOTS THE MEXICAN HORSE RUSTLER. THE MEXICAN THOUGHT HE WOULD USE HIS SPADE AGAIN, BUT WAS MISTAKEN. -- THE COLORADO BOY ROPES A BEAR. HIS HORSE BUCKS HIM OFF, AND THE SADDLE COMES OFF AND IS LEFT WITH THE BEAR, WHO CHEWS SOME OF THE RIGGING OFF. -- I EMPLOY A YOUNG NEGRO, WHO DRIVES THE HORSES IN THE DAY TIME AND THE COLORADO LAD HERDS THEM AT NIGHT. THE NEGRO HORSE RUSTLER GETS DRUNK AT PUEBLO, COLORADO, AND TRIES TO WHIP THE NEGRO COOK, WHO WHIPS HIM MIGHTY NEAR TO DEATH WITH A MULE WHIP. -- A LETTER FROM MY GIRL. I WANT TO LEAVE THE WILD WEST. -- WE CROSS INTO DAKOTA, CLOSE TO WHERE THE BURLINGTON AND MISSOURI RIVER RAILROAD LEAVES DAKOTA AND GOES INTO WYOMING. WE ARRIVE AT THE LYNCH RANCH. ME AND LYNCH AND ALSO MILLS GO HUNTING IN THE BLACK HILLS
ON OUR WAY TO THE PECOS VALLEY OF NEW MEXICO, NEVER TO SEE THE NORTHERN COUNTRY AGAIN. MILLS WHIPS A GAMBLER AT CHEYENNE, WYOMING. -- BILLY THE KID MAKES HIS ESCAPE AFTER KILLING HIS TWO GUARDS. THEN GOES TO FORT SUMNER AND IS KILLED DURING THE SUMMER BY PAT GARRET, SHERIFF OF LINCOLN COUNTY. -- THE LAST DAYS IN THE PECOS VALLEY OF NEW MEXICO. I GO TO PECOS CITY AND TAKE THE TRAIN FOR NEW YORK CITY. -- WE ARE ALL TOGETHER AGAIN, AND FATHER IS HAPPY I AM AT HOME. -- I GET MARRIED AND WE DISPOSE OF THE PROPERTY, AND MAKE PREPARATIONS TO GO TO ENGLAND. -- THE TRIP TO ENGLAND GIVEN UP. I TALK FATHER IN THE NOTION NOT TO GO. -- THE COWBOYS HAVE A FIGHT WITH SOME MEXICAN WILD HORSE HUNT-ERS. -- A TRIP TO LAS VEGAS, NEW MEXICO, WITH FATHER AND MOTHER, WHO ARE ON A TRIP TO DENVER, COLORADO
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Subject Stone, William Hale, -- 1875-;Frontier and pioneer life -- Texas.;Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.);Cowboys
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