Conquering the Wilderness, Or New Pictorial History of the Life and Times of the Pioneer Heroes and Heroines of America

Conquering the Wilderness, Or New Pictorial History of the Life and Times of the Pioneer Heroes and Heroines of America

Author: Frank Triplett

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 1333858744

Category: Fiction

Page: 762

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Excerpt from Conquering the Wilderness, or New Pictorial History of the Life and Times of the Pioneer Heroes and Heroines of America: A Full Account of the Romantic Deeds, Lofty Achievements, and Marvelous Adventures of Boone, Kenton, Clarke, Logan Fitzpatrick, Eddie, Old Bill Williams, Gordon, Colter, Jack Morrow, and others Of the true pioneers Of Plains and Mountains the details of whose lives were gathered by the author amongst the villages Of the savages and in the camps of hunters, trappers, gold seekers, and elsewhere beyond the limits of civilization - are here for the first time introduced to those who owe so much to their daring and adventurous spirit. The subject is one in which the author has delineated the truths of history with thrilling descriptions of battle and adventure, many of which came under his own Observation, and in not a few of which he participated. Charming descriptions of sublime and beautiful scenery, laughable occurrences, affecting incidents, pathetic scenes and terrible combats follow each other in rapid succession, and the interest Of the reader is never permitted to ag. On laying down the book, every one will doubtless call to mind the Old but true saying: Truth is stranger than fiction for although in the entire volume there is not a single fictitious incident recorded, yet the most vivid pen pictures Of the master spirits Of romance pale their ineffectual fires before the thrilling recital Of this o'er true tale. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."

Conquering the Wilderness; Or, New Pictorial History of the Life and Times of the Pioneer Heroes and Heroines of America, a Full Account of the Romant

Conquering the Wilderness; Or, New Pictorial History of the Life and Times of the Pioneer Heroes and Heroines of America, a Full Account of the Romant

Author: Triplett Frank

Publisher: Hardpress Publishing

ISBN: 1313355003

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Page: 756

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Conquering the Wilderness; Or, New Pictorial History of the Life and Times of the Pioneer Heroes and Heroines of America ..

Conquering the Wilderness; Or, New Pictorial History of the Life and Times of the Pioneer Heroes and Heroines of America ..

Author: Triplett Frank

Publisher: Hardpress Publishing

ISBN: 1313354996

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Page: 758

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Conquering the Wilderness; or, New Pictorial History of the Life and Times of the Pioneer Heroes and Heroines of America . . - Primary Source Edition

Conquering the Wilderness; or, New Pictorial History of the Life and Times of the Pioneer Heroes and Heroines of America . . - Primary Source Edition

Author: Frank Triplett

Publisher: Nabu Press

ISBN: 1293636975

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Page: 754

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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

CONQUERING THE WILDERNESS OR N

CONQUERING THE WILDERNESS OR N

Author: Frank Triplett

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 1361263334

Category: History

Page: 772

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A Catalogue of the Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana

A Catalogue of the Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana

Author: Newberry Library

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226775798

Category: Reference

Page: 854

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The Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana consists of some 10,000 books, manuscripts, maps, pamphlets, broadsides, broadsheets, and photographs, of which about half are described in the present catalogue. The Graff Collection displays the remarkable breadth of interest, knowledge, and taste of a great bibliophile and student of Western American history. From this rich collection, now in The Newberry Library, Chicago, its former Curator, Colton Storm, has compiled a discriminating and representative Catalogue of the rarer and more unusual materials. Collectors, bibliographers, librarians, historians, and book dealers specializing in Americana will find the Graff Catalogue an interesting and essential tool. Detailed collations and binding descriptions are cited, and many of the more important works have been annotated by Mr. Graff and Mr. Storm. An extensive index of persons and subjects makes the book useful to the scholar as well as to the collector and dealer. The book is not a bibliography but rather a guide to rare or unique source materials now enriching The Newberry Library's outstanding holdings in American history.

Indian Agent

Indian Agent

Author: Jack Jackson

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781585444441

Category: History

Page: 440

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How can the life of one relatively unknown man change our understanding of Texas history and the American West? Peter Ellis Bean, a fairly minor but fascinating character, casts unexpected light on conflicts, famous characters, and events from the time of Mexican rule through the years of the Republic. Bean’s role in Mexico’s revolution against Spain and his service as an agent of the Mexican government, especially as Indian agent in eastern Texas, provide an unusually vivid picture of Mexican Texas, as well as new information about the Indians in his region. More explosively, Jackson’s research on Bean’s career as Indian agent casts doubt on the traditional characterization of Sam Houston as a friend to the Texas Indians. Bean’s career shows Houston as a rival for the loyalty of the Indians during Texas’ rebellion against Mexico, a rival who made false promises for military and political gain. After Texas independence, Bean acquired vast lands in Texas, at one point holding more than 100,000 acres. A good citizen and a good businessman, involved with real estate, sawmills, salt works, agriculture, and stock raising, he was also a bigamist. Meticulously researched, dramatically written, and embodying a unique understanding of Mexican Texas, Jack Jackson’s chronicle of Peter Ellis Bean not only rescues him from relative obscurity but also corrects key aspects of the history in which he was involved and brings to life an era more often consigned to myth.