Three Years Among the Comanches The Narrative of Nelson Lee Texas Ranger

Author: Nelson Lee
Publisher: Nelson Lee
ISBN: 8822824393
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Three Years Among the Comanches: The Narrative of Nelson Lee, the Texas Ranger; Containing a Detailed Account of His Captivity Among the Indians, His Singular Escape Through the Instrumentality of His Watch, and Fully Illustrating Indian Life as It is...

Nine Years Among the Indians 1870 1879

Author: Herman Lehmann
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 9780826314178
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Provides an account of the author's experiences as a captive of the Mescalero Apaches, telling of his training to become a warrior, his exile after killing a medicine man in self-defense, and his return home.

Texas Ranger

Author: James K. Greer
Publisher: Texas A & M University Press
ISBN:
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"Centennial series of the Association Former Students, Texas A & M Univ. ; no. 50." Hay's colorful reputation and a host of nicknames earned during battles.

Taming the Nueces Strip

Author: George Durham
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292792476
Format: PDF
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Only an extraordinary Texas Ranger could have cleaned up bandit-plagued Southwest Texas, between the Nueces River and the Rio Grande, in the years following the Civil War. Thousands of raiders on horseback, some of them Anglo-Americans, regularly crossed the river from Mexico to pillage, murder, and rape. Their main objective? To steal cattle, which they herded back across the Rio Grande to sell. Honest citizens found it almost impossible to live in the Nueces Strip. In desperation, the governor of Texas called on an extraordinary man, Captain Leander M. McNelly, to take command of a Ranger company and stop these border bandits. One of McNelly's recruits for this task was George Durham, a Georgia farmboy in his teens when he joined the "Little McNellys," as the Captain's band called themselves. More than half a century later, it was George Durham, the last surviving "McNelly Ranger," who recounted the exciting tale of taming the Nueces Strip to San Antonio writer Clyde Wantland. In Durham's account, those long-ago days are brought vividly back to life. Once again the daring McNelly leads his courageous band across Southwest Texas to victories against incredible odds. With a boldness that overcame their dismayingly small number, the McNellys succeeded in bringing law and order to the untamed Nueces Strip—succeeded so well that they antagonized certain "upright" citizens who had been pocketing surreptitious dollars from the bandits' operations.

Indian Depredations in Texas

Author: J. W. Wilbarger
Publisher: State House Press
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This volume, first published in 1889, is one of the most thorough accounts of Indian warfare in Texas.

Women and the Texas Revolution

Author: Mary L. Scheer
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
ISBN: 1574414690
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"Historically, wars and revolutions have offered politically and socially disadvantaged people the opportunity to contribute to the nation (or cause) in exchange for future expanded rights. Although shorter than most conflicts, the Texas Revolution nonetheless profoundly affected not only the leaders and armies, but the survivors, especially women, who endured those tumultuous events and whose lives were altered by the accompanying political, social, and economic changes.