Bravos of the West

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U of Nebraska Press, 01.06.1995 - 467 Seiten
A work of "genuine scholarship, meticulously researched, and told in a lively and colorful style. This blend of information and entertainment is difficult to match. "-Twentieth-Century Western Writers.* "The author is at his best with the mountain men who ranged vast country, endured dire hardship, and exulted in their freedom. Writing of them, he sustains a racy style. "-Walter Havighurst, New York Times Book Review. Bravos of the West is a panoramic history of the development of the West after the Lewis and Clark expedition. Appearing, exiting, and reappearing in this history are trappers, traders, prospectors, gunslingers, missionaries, soldiers, and scientists. Here they are shown trapping beaver, confronting bears, trading, and discovering natural wonders as they advance ever farther into the wilds. John Myers Myers begins with the struggle for Texas and follows the men and women who came West: the mountain men beyond the mouth of the Yellowstone, the emigrants to Oregon, the fortune hunters to California, the Mormons to Salt Lake, the stagecoaches, express ponies, and steam-engine trains through mountain passes and open country, and the outlaws to all of it. Playing their roles on this huge historical stage are Andrew Jackson, Davy Crockett, Hugh Glass, Jim Bowie, William Ashley, Mike Fink, Jim Bridger, Kit Carson, Thomas Hart Benton, Stephen Austin, Sam Houston, Peg-leg Smith, Mountain Lamb, Marcus and Narcissa Whitman, Jack Swilling, Henry Plummer, Jack Coffee Hays, Deaf Smith, John Charles Frimont, Brigham Young, John Sutter, Sitting Bull, Cynthia Ann Parker, Joaquin Murrieta, and Wild Bill Hickok. John Myers Myers, noted for his thorough research and vivid style, is also theauthor of The Alamo, Doc Holiday, Tombstone's Early Years, and The Saga of Hugh Glass: Pirate, Pawnee, and Mountain Man (all Bison Books).
 

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A Prologue
3
A Pair of Western Mariners
9
The Explosion at Natchez
12
The Countryless Patriot
20
The Camels Nose in New Mexicos Tent
24
The Demise of a Legend
29
The Siege That Fizzled
37
Hugh Glasss Rifle
41
Looking for a Home
216
Incorporated Claret Takes Santa Fe
220
A Grizzly on a Flag
226
Sam Walkers Dime
230
A Dragoon Gets a Baggage Train
236
Kirker Gets Even for a Bilking
241
Joe Meek Meets a Cousin
248
Santa Annas Wonderful Dress Coat
253

The Character of the Grizzly
48
A Buckskin Squire of Dames
57
A Tour of a Secret Empire
63
Sought and Unsought Meetings
67
Westerners on the Warpath
71
In Quest of the Santa Buenaventura
76
Of Bright and Shaded Red Waters
80
Three Legs for Two Men
85
The Jostling Beaver Skinners
91
Blood in Dusty Country
96
The Man of a Knife
102
Comanches Met by Water
107
An Unlikely Man of Destiny
111
From Tom to White Hair
115
The End of a Landlocked Pirate
120
The Impact of Wyeths Freaks
125
A Pair of Caravanserais
130
Colonel Bowies Bite of Hay
137
The Gathering of Blades at the Alamo
142
Fighters and a Fainéant
147
Gone Beaver
152
Old Hickory Has His Way
157
A Dreamer Reaches Oregon
163
A Wandering Opportunist
169
The Fracas in the Council House
172
No Pretty Boy for Corpse
179
Scalping for a Living
184
A Trio of Bad Sendings
190
Tom Benton Eyes the Pacific
197
The Renegade Missionaries
203
Old Hickorys Source of Content
209
Prophets and Profits
258
A Mulligan of Disasters
263
Good Riding and Bad Planning
268
The Golden Catchall
274
Saints and Killers
279
The City Gold Built
284
The Sacking of Fort Bridger
292
A Quintet of Hanged Cayuses
299
Wild Cats Confederacy
303
Weightman Draws His Bowie Again
311
The Great American Desert
316
A Pickled Head and a Stovepipe Cannon
320
The Stolen City
326
The Needle in the Big Haystack
333
Jim Bridger Returns a Call
340
The Martyrdom of Joe Stokes
346
A Beheaded Dead Man
353
Sam Houstons Great Scheme
361
The Printed Word in the Rockies
366
Pistols for the Judge and the Senator
371
Slade of the Central Overland
378
The Baker from Nevada City
384
A Bluff at Pinos Altos
388
The Grouse upon the Cadaver
394
The Message of the Ditches
403
The Tethered Mustang
410
Recessional Along the Colorado
416
An Epilogue
425
Bibliography
429
Tables of Leading Characters and Events
447
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John Myers Myers, noted for his thorough research and vivid style, is also the author of "The Alamo," "Doc Holiday," "Tombstone's Early Years," and "The Saga of Hugh Glass: Pirate, Pawnee, and Mountain Man" (all Bison Books).

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