The keen-eyed, cool-headed, and fearless men (Kit Carson, Jim Bridger, Buffalo Bill Cody, Big Foot Wallace, and Captain Jim Cook, among others) who were pivotal personalities for more than half a century in the almost ceaseless task of clearing the way for and guarding the lives and properties of explorers, emigrants, and settlers in the West, are an extinct type of pioneer, Accounts of the heroic deeds of this handful of men, however, remain today as indelible records that dramatize the melting away of this countryas vast frontiers.The men whom I accompanied on this trip were all old hunters and trappers who knew the Indian country very well. ... I wanted to become a hunter and trapper and had at that time no other ambition, but the call of the wild cows of Texas must anbsp;...
|Title||:||Fifty Years on the Old Frontier as Cowboy, Hunter, Guide, Scout, and Ranchman|
|Author||:||James Henry Cook|
|Publisher||:||University of Oklahoma Press - 1981-08-01|