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 "Trails to the Past: A Bibliography of Primary Sources in the
Special Collections of Forsyth Library"

This bibliography was put together by Judith Salm, Head of Special Collections, and Steven L. Arthur, student employee in Special Collections, in the late 1990's. Within this bibliography are the following subjects:

New items have been added to this bibliography, and they are marked with an asterisk * at the beginning of the citation.

Patty Nicholas, Head of Special Collections
April 2007


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Information on Cattle Ranches, Cattle Trails and Cowboys

Abbot, Edward C. We Pointed Them North: Recollections of a Cowpuncher. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1939.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F596 .A22 1955)

Abernathy, John R. In Camp with Theodore Roosevelt. Oklahoma City: The Times Journal Publishing Co., 1933.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F596 .A23)

Adams, Andy. The Log of a Cowboy: a Narrative of the Old Trail Days. New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1903
(Special Collections - Main Floor / S3501 .D2152 L6 1903)

Adams, Ramon F. Come an' Get It. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1952.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F596 .A3 1952)

_________. The Horse Wrangler & His Remuda. Austin, TX: Enchino Press, 1971.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F596 .A325 1971)

Aldridge, Reginald. Life on a Ranch: Ranch Notes in Kansas, Colorado, the Indian Territory, and Northern Texas. New York: Argonaut Press, 1966.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F596 .A36 1966)

*Bailey, Jack. A Texas Cowboy’s Journal: Up the Trail to Kansas in 1868. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, c2006.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F391 .B2145 2006)

Barnard, Evan G. A Rider of the Cherokee Strip. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1936.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F596 .B25 1936)

Black, A. P. The End of the Long Horn Trail. Selfridge, ND: Selfridge Journal, 1936.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F594 .B63 1936)

Blasingame, Ike. Dakota Cowboy: My Life in the Old Days. New York: Putnam Press, 1958.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F596 .B5 1958)

Branch, Hettye W. The Story of "80 John". New York: Greenwich Book Publishers, 1960.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F392 .M6 B7 1960)

Brayer, Garnet and Herbert Brayer. American Cattle Trails 1540-1900. Bayside, NY: American Trails Association, 1952.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F596 .B84 1952)

Bronson, Edgar B. Reminiscences of a Ranchman. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1962.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F594 .B823 1962)

Brown, Mark H. Before Barbed Wire. New York: Holt, 1956.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F596 .B87 1956)

Burdick, Usher L. Ranches in the Great American Desert. Bismarck, ND: State Historical Society of North Dakota, 1941.
(Microfiche-Periodicals Reading Area - Main Floor / PS561 .N5 B839 1941a)

Carpenter, Will T. Lucky 7: A Cowman's Autobiography. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F596 .C28 A3 1957)

Cleaveland, Agnes M. No Life for a Lady. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1941.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F596 .C5 1941)

Dale, Edward E. Cow Country. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1942.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F596 .D25 1942)

Dale, Edward E. Cow Custom. Kansas City, MO: Don Ornduff, 1961.
(Special Collections - Main Floor - Western Vertical File / F596 .D33 1961)

Dobie, Frank J. A Vaquero of the Brush Country. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1929.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F391 .D63 1929)

Dobie, Frank J. Mustangs and Cow Horses. Dallas: Southern Methodist University, 1965.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / GR110 .T5 M87 1965)

Drago, Harry S. Great American Cattle Trails. New York: Bramhall House, 1965.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / E179.5 .D8 1965 c.2)

Ellis, George F. Bell Ranch as I Knew It. Kansas City, MO: Lowell Press, 1973.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F802 .S2 E38 1973)

Fletcher, Sydney E. A Cowboy and His Horse. New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1951.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F596 .F56 1951)

Guernsey, Charles A. Wyoming Cowboy Days. New York: Putnam, 1936.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F761 .G93 1936)

Harris, Frank. My Reminiscences as a Cowboy. New York: C Boni, 1930.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F596 .H31 1930 c.2)

Harshman, J.H. Campfires and Cattle Trails. Caldwell, ID: Caxton Printers, 1970.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F596 .H35 1970)

Hasselstrom, Linda M. Going over East. Golden, CO: Fulcrum, 1987.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / PS3558 .A7257 Z465 1987)

Hendrix, John. If I Can Do It Horseback: A Cow-Country Sketchbook. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 1964.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F391 .H46 1964)

James, Will. Sun Up: Tales of the Cow Camps. New York: C. Scribner's Sons, 1931.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F596 .J289 1931)

Johnston, Harry V. My Home on the Range: Frontier Life in Bad Lands. St. Paul, MN: The Webb Publishing Co., 1942.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F655 .J6 1942)

Jones, Mat E. Fiddlefooted. Denver: Saga Books, 1966.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F596 .J615 1966)

Hunt, Frazier. Cap Mossman: Last of the Great Cowmen. New York: Hastings House, 1951.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F786 .M87 H8 1951)

Kemp, Ben W. Cow Dust and Saddle Leather. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma, 1968.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F786 .K4 1968)

Kendall, George W. Letters from a Texas Sheep Ranch. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1959.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / SF375 .K337 1959)

Kennon, Bob. From the Pecos to the Powder. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, [1965].
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F596 .K4 1965)

*Kraisinger, Gary and Margaret Kraisinger. The Western: the Greatest Texas Cattle Trail, 1874-1886. Newton, KS: Mennonite Press, c2004.
(Special Collections - Main Floor - Oversized / F596 .K73 2004)

McCauley, James E. A Stove-Up Cowboy's Story. Dallas: Southern Methodist University Press, 1965, c1943.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F596 .M12 1965)

McCracken, Harold. The American Cowboy. Garden City, NY: Double Day, 1973.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F596 .M135 1973)

Moran, William T. Santa Fe and the Chisholm Trail at Newton. Newton, KS: Moran, 1970.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F689 .N48 M6 1971)

Mullins, Reuben B. Pulling Leather. Glendo, WY: High Plains Press, 1988.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F761 .M85 1988)

Nelson, Oliver. The Cowman's Southwest. Glendale, CA: A.H. Clark Co., 1953.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F596 .N43 1953 c.2)

Raine, William M. Cattle. New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1930.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F596 .R17 1930)

Rollins, Phillip A. The Cowboy; His Characteristics, His Equipment, and His Part in the Development of the West. New York: C Scribner's Sons, 1922.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F596 .F75 1922)

Rollinson, John K. Hoofprints of a Cowboy and a U.S. Ranger. Caldwell, ID: The Caxton Printers, 1941.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F761 .R6 1941)

Roosevelt, Theodore. Ranch Life and the Hunting Trail. New York: The Century Co., 1888.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F596 .R78 1888)

Sage, Lee. The Last Rustler: The Autobiography of Lee Sage. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1930.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F596 .S15 1930)

Santee, Ross. Lost Pony Tracks. New York: Scribner, 1953.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F596 .S227 1953)

Siberts, Bruce. Nothing but Prairie and Sky. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1954.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F596 .S5 1954)

Siringo, Charles A. A Texas Cowboy. Chicago: Eagle Publishing Co., 1893.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F596 .S577 1893)

_______________. Riata and Spurs: The Story of a Lifetime Spent in the Saddle as a Cowboy and Ranger. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1927.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F596 .S576 1927)

_______________. Lone Star Cowboy. Santa Fe, New Mexico: Santa Fe, 1919.
(Microfiche - Periodicals Reading Area - Main Floor / F596 .S57 1919a)

Snyder, Albert B. Pinnacle Jake. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1951.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F596 .S675 1951)

Stone, William H. Twenty Four Years a Cowboy and Ranchman in Southern Texas and Old Mexico. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1959.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F301 .S979 1959)

Symons, R.D. Where the Wagon Led. Toronto: Doubleday Canada, 1973.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F596 .S95 1973)

Tucker, Patrick T. Riding the High Country. Caldwell, ID: The Caxton Press, 1933.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F596 .T82 1933)

Wallis, George A. Cattle Kings of the Staked Plains. Dallas: American Guild Press, 1957.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F392 .L62 W3 1957)

Wilhelm, Stephen R. Cavalcade of Hooves and Horns. San Antonio, TX: Naylor Co., 1958.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F391 .W5775 1958)


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Information on Frontier Commerce

Cadillac, Antoine de la Mothe. The Western Country in the 17th Century. Chicago: Lakeside Press, 1947.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / E78 .N76 C3 1947)

Chardon, Francis A. Chardon's Journal at Fort Clark, 1834-1839. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1997.
 (Special Collections - Main Floor / F598 .C48 1997)

Dixon, Billy. Life and Adventures of "Billy" Dixon, of Adobe Walls, Texas Panhandle. Guthrie, OK: Co-Operative Publishing Company, 1914.
 (Special Collections - Main Floor / F594 .D588 1914)

Dixon, Billy. Life of "Billy" Dixon, Plainsman, Scout and Pioneer. Dallas, Texas: Southwest Press, 1927.
 (Special Collections - Main Floor / F594 .D588 1927 c.2)

Franchere, Gabriel. A Voyage to the Northwest Coast. Chicago: Lakeside Press, 1954.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F880 .F82 1954)

Haywood, Clarence R. Trails South: The Wagon-Road Economy in the Dodge City-Panhandle Region. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1986.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F681 .H38 1986)

Gregg, Josiah. The Commerce of the Prairies. Chicago: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, 1926.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F800 .G84 1926)

Green, Robert B. On the Arkansas Route to California in 1849. Lewisburg, PA.: Bucknell University Press, 1955.
(General Collection - Top Floor / F593 .G814 1955)

Kingsbury, John M. Trading in Santa Fe: John M. Kingsbury's Correspondence with James Josiah Webb, 1853-1861. Dallas: Southern Methodist University Press, 1996.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F786 .K575 1996)

Larpenteur, Charles. Forty Years a Fur Trader on the Upper Missouri. Chicago: Lakeside Press, 1933.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F598 .L332 1933)

Lavender, David S. The Fist in the Wilderness. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1998.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / HD9944 .U48 A47 1998)

Leonard, Zenas. Narrative of the Adventures of Zenas Leonard. Chicago: Lakeside Press, 1934.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F592 .L36 1934)

Morgan, Dale L. The West of William H. Ashley. Denver: Old West Publishing Co, 1964.
(Special Collections - Main Floor - Oversized / F592 .M72 1964 c.2)

Mumey, Nolle. Old Forts and Trading Posts of the West. Denver: Artcraft Press, 1956.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F782 .A7 M8 1956)

Ormsby, Lilly. The Butterfield Overland Mail. San Marino CA: The Huntington Library, 1942.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F593 .O7 1942)

Ross, Alexander. The Fur Hunters of the Far West. Chicago: R.R. Donnelly & Sons Co., 1924. (
Special Collections - Main Floor / W973 L192 no.22)

Russell Springs, Kansas: The Historic City on the Butterfield Trail. Russell Springs, KS: Butterfield Trail Museum, 1976.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F689 .R873 R87 1976)

Sandoz, Mari. The Buffalo Hunters: The Story of the Hide Men. New York: Hastings House, 1954.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F596 .S2 1954)

Seton, Alfred. Astorian Adventure: The Journal of Alfred Seton, 1811-1815. New York: Fordham University Press, 1993.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F884 .A8 S48 1993)

Vestal, Stanley. The Old Santa Fe Trail. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1939.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F786 .V56 1939)

Walker, Henry P. The Wagon Masters; High Plains Freighting from the Earliest Days of the Santa Fe Trail to 1880. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1966.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / HE203 .W25 1966)

Webb, James J. Adventures in the Santa Fé Trade, 1844-1847. Glendale, CA: Arthur H. Clark Company, 1931.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F786 .S75 v.1)

Wilson, Geneva B. As the Anvil Rings. Fairfield, WA: Ye Galleon Press, 1986.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / CT275 .W58 A3 1986)


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Information on Frontier Trails

Fletcher, Baylis J. Up the Trail in 79. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1968.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F596 .F53 1968)

*Franzwa, Gregory M. Maps of the California Trail. Tucson, AZ: Patrice Press, c1999.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / G1382 .C3 F7 1999)

*Franzwa, Gregory M. Maps of the Oregon Trail. St. Louis, MO: Patrice Press, 1990.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / G1422 .O7 F7 1990)

Franzwa, Gregory M. Maps of the Santa Fe Trail. St. Louis, MO: Patrice Press. 1989.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / G1382 .S3 F7 1989)

Riddle, Kenyon. Records and Maps of the Old Santa Fe Trail. Raton, NM: 1949.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F786 .R515 1949)

Ryus, William H. The Old Santa Fe Trail; a True Account of Incidents That Happened Along the Old Santa Fe Trail in the Sixties. Frontier Book Company, c1915, 1968.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F596 .R98 1968)

Shaw, Frederic J. Map of Western Pony Express Trails from St. Joseph, Mo. to San Francisco and Oregon, Washington, Idaho & Nevada : Also Butterfield’s Overland Mail Route, 1858-1861. Sonora, CA: Pony Express, 1960.
(Ethnic Room - Main Floor - In Map Case / W 912.78 S534m 1960)

Sibley, George C. The Road to Santa Fe: The Journal and Diaries of George Camplin Sibley. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press, c1952, 1995.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F786 .R63 1995)

State of Kansas. Santa Fe Trail: Brief Summery of the Santa Fe Trail through Kansas. Topeka, KS: Kansas State Historical Society, 1913.
(Special Collections - Main Floor - Western Vertical File / F786 .M863 1913)

Storra, Augustas. Santa Fe Trail: First Reports: 1825. Houston: Stage Coach Press, 1960.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F786 .S885 1960)


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Information on Frontier Military and Campaigns

Allen, Charles W. From Fort Laramie to Wounded Knee. Lincoln, NE: Nebraska State Historical Society, 1997.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F596 .A3795 1997)

Bandel, Eugene. Frontier Life in the Army, 1854-1861. Glendale, CA: Arthur H. Clark Co., 1932.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F786 .S75 v. 2)

Bates, Charles F. Custer's Indian Battles. Fort Collins, CO: Old Army Press, [ n.d.].
(Special Collections - Main Floor / E467.1 .C99 B3)

Bode, E A. A Dose of Frontier Soldiering: The Memoirs of Corporal E. A. Bode, Frontier Regular Infantry, 1877-1882. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1994.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F786 .B655 1994)

Brill, Charles J. Conquest of the Southern Plains: Uncensored Narrative of the Battle of Washita and Custer's Southern Campaign. Oklahoma City: Golden Saga Publishers, 1938.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / E83.869 .B75 1938)

Burr, Frank A. "Little Phil" and his Troopers: The Life of General Phillip H. Sheridan. Providence, RI: J.A. & R.A. Reid, 1888.
(Ethnic Room / Rare Book - Main Floor / C 923.573 S552l 1888)

Bender, Averam B. The March of Empire: Frontier Defense in the South West, 1848-1860. New York: Greenwood Press, 1968, c1952.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F786 .B45 1968)

Camp, Walter M. Custer and Company: Walter Camp's Notes on the Custer Fight. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1998.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / E83.876 .C15 1998)

*Carson, Kit. Kit Carson’s Own Story of His Life. Santa Barbara, CA: Narrative Press, c2001.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F592 .C365 K59 2001)

Chalfant, William Y. Without Quarter: The Wichita Expedition and the Fight on Crooked Creek. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1991.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / E83.8577 .C45 1991)

Chardon, Francis, A. [Journal at Fort Clark]: Chardon's Journal at Fort Clark, 1834-1839. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1997.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F598 .C48 1997)

Cox, Paul and Lori A. Cox. A Frontier Army Christmas. Lincoln, NE: Nebraska State Historical Society, 1996.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F596 .C879 1996)

Custer, Elizabeth B. Following the Guidon. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1890.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F594 .C97 1890)

Custer, Elizabeth B. "Boots and Saddles"; or, Life in Dakota with General Custer. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1913.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F655 .C92 1913)

Custer, Elizabeth B. Tenting on the Plains, or, General Custer in Kansas and Texas. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1887.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F594 .C972 1887b)

Custer, George A. The Custer Story: The Life and Intimate Letters of General George A. Custer and His Wife Elizabeth. New York: Devin-Adair, 1950.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / E467.1 .C99 A3 1950)

Custer, George A. My Life on the Plains. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1966.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F594 .C979 1966)

Custer's First Massacre. Amarillo, TX: Humbug Gulch Press, 1968.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / E83.869 .C8 1968)

Denny, Ebenezer. Military Journal of Major Ebenezer Denny, an Officer in the Revolutionary and Indian Wars. Philadelphia: Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1859.
(Microcard - Periodicals Reading Area - Main Floor / MC 973.42)

Dixon, Billy. Life and Adventures of Billy Dixon of Adobe Walls Texas Panhandle. Guthrie, OK: Cooperative Publishing Co., 1914.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F594 .D588 1914)

Dixon, Billy. Life of "Billy" Dixon, Plainsman, Scout and Pioneer. Dallas: Southwest Press, 1927.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F594 .D588 1927 c.2)

Dixon, David. Hero of Beecher Island: The Life and Military Career of George A. Forsyth. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1994.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / U53 .F58 D57 1994)

*Dodge, Richard Irving. The Indian Territory Journals of Colonel Richard Irving Dodge. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, c2000.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / E78 .I5 D63 2000)

Du Bois, Charles G. Kick the Dead Lion, A Case Book of the Custer Battle. Billings, MT: 1954. (Special Collections - Main Floor / E83.876 .D83 1954)

Dustin, Fred. The Custer Fight. Hollywood, CA: Private Print, Sales Representative E.A. Brinstool, 1936.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / E83.876 .D88 1936)

Epple, Jess C. Custer's Battle of the Washita and a History of the Plains Indian Tribes. New York: Exposition Press, 1970.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / E83.869 .E66 1970)

*Flipper, Henry Ossian. Black Frontiersman: The Memoirs of Henry O. Flipper, First Black Graduate of West Point. Fort Worth: Texas Christian University Press, c1997.
(Special Collections - Main Floor/ F786 .F575 1997)

Forsyth, George A. Thrilling Days in Army Life. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1900.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / E601 .F73 1900)

Frost, John. Thrilling Adventures among the Indians. Philadelphia: J.W. Bradley, 1849.
(Microfiche - Periodicals Reading Area - Main Floor / E85 .F76 1849a)

*Gatewood, Charles B. Lt. Charles Gatewood & His Apache Wars Memoir. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, c2005.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / E99 .A6 G27 2005)

Gilliss, Julia. So Far From Home: An Army Bride on the Western Frontier, 1865-1869. Portland: Oregon Historical Society Press, 1993.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / G852 .G49 1993)

Glisan, Rodney. Journal of Army Life. San Francisco: A.L. Bancroft, 1874.
(Microfiche - Periodicals Reading Area - Main Floor / F593 .G564 1874a)

Godfrey, Edward S. The Field Diary of Lt. Edward Settle Godfrey. Portland, OR: Champoeg Press, 1957.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / E83.876 G63 1957)

Grierson, Alice K. The Colonel's Lady on the Western Frontier: Correspondence of Alice Kirk Grierson. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1989.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F594 .G765 1989)

Johnson, Barry C. Case of Marcus A. Reno. London: Pilot Printing and Publicity Service, 1969.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / W 973.82092 R418j 1969)

Kammen, Robert. Soldiers Falling into Camp. Encampment Wyoming: Affiliated Writers of America, 1992.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / PS3561 A436 S65)

Marquis, Thomas B. Keep the Last Bullet for Yourself: The True Story of Custer's Last Stand. New York: Two Continents Publishing Group, 1976.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / E83.876 .M282 1976)

*On the Trail of the Buffalo Soldier: Biographies of African Americans in the U.S. Army, 1866-1917. Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources, 1994.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / U52 .O5 1994)

*On the Trail of the Buffalo Soldier II: New and Revised Biographies of African Americans in the U.S. Army, 1866-1917. Lanham, MD: SR Books/Scarecrow Press, 2004.
(Special Collections - Main Floor/ U52 .O5 2004)

Reedstrom, Ernest L. Custer's 7th Cavalry: From Ft. Riley to the Little Big Horn. New York: Sterling Pub. Co., 1992.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / E83.876 .R38 1992)

*Ricker, Eli Seavey. Voices of the American West, Vol. 2: The Settler and Soldier Interviews of Eli S. Ricker, 1903-1919. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, c2005.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / E76.8 .R53 2005)

Roe, Charles F. Custer's Last Battle on the Little Big Horn. Montana Territory, June 25. 1876. New York: R. Bruce, 1927.
(Special Collections - Main Floor - Western Vertical File / E467.1 .C99 R64 1927)

Schubert, Frank N. Black Valor: Buffalo Soldiers and the Medal of Honor, 1870-1898. Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources, 1997.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / E185.925 .S43 1997 c.2)

Sheridan, Philip H. Personal Memoirs of P.H. Sheridan, General, United States Army. New York: C.L. Webster & Co., 1888.
(Ethnic Room/Rare Book - Main Floor / C 923.573 S552s2 1888)

Spotts, David L. Campaigning with Custer and the Nineteenth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry on the Washita Campaign, 1868-69. Los Angeles: Wetzel Publishing Co., 1928.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / E83.869 .S76 1928)

The Reno Court of Inquiry: The Chicago Times Account. Fort Collins, CO: The Old Army Press, 1972.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / KF7642 .R4 C43 1972)

United States. Army. Military Division of the Missouri. Report of an Exploration of Parts of Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana in August and September, 1882. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1882.
(Microcard - Periodicals Reading Area - Main Floor / MC 917.87)

Welch, James. Killing Custer: The Battle of Little Big Horn and the Fate of the Plains Indians. New York: Penguin, 1995.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / E83.876 .W38 1995)

Windolph, Charles. I Fought With Custer: The Story of Sergeant Windolph, the Last Survivor of the Battle of the Little Big Horn. London: C. Scribner's Sons, Ltd., 1947.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / E83.876 .W5 1947)


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Maps

Riddle, Kenyon. Records and Maps of the Old Santa Fe Trail. Raton, NM: 1949.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F786 .R515 1949)

Shaw, Joseph F. Map of Western Pony Express Trails from St. Joseph, Mo. to San Francisco and Oregon, Washington, Idaho & Nevada: Also Butterfield's Overland Mail Route, 1858-1861. Sonora, CA: Pony Express, 1960.
(Ethnic Room - Main Floor - In Map Case / W 912.78 S534m 1960)

Wheat, Carl I. Mapping the Trans Mississippi 1540-1861 Volume 1: The Spanish Entrada to the Louisiana Purchase, 1540-1804. San Francisco: The Institute of Historical Cartography, 1957.
(Special Collections - Main Floor - Oversize Section / 917.8 W556m v. l)

Wheat, Carl I. Mapping the Trans Mississippi 1540-1861 Volume 2: From Lewis and Clark to Fremont, 1804-1845. San Francisco: The Institute of Historical Cartography, 1958.
(Special Collections - Main Floor - Oversize Section / 917.8 W556m v. 2)

Wheat, Carl I. Mapping the Trans Mississippi 1540-1861 Volume 3: The Mexican War to the Boundary Survey, 1846-1854. San Francisco: The Institute of Historical Cartography, 1959.
(Special Collections - Main Floor - Oversize Section / 917.8 W556m v. 3)

Wheat, Carl I. Mapping the Trans Mississippi 1540-1861 Volume 4: Pacific Rail Road Surveys to the Onset of the Civil War, 1855-1860. San Francisco: The Institute of Historical Cartography, 1960.
(Special Collections - Main Floor - Oversize Section / 917.8 W556m v. 4)

Wheat, Carl I. Mapping the Trans Mississippi 1540-1861 Volume 5, Part 1: Civil War to Geological Survey. San Francisco: The Institute of Historical Cartography, 1963.
(Special Collections - Main Floor - Oversize Section / 917.8 W556m v. 5 pt. 1)

Wheat, Carl I. Mapping the Trans Mississippi 1540-1861 Volume 5, Part 2: Civil War to Geological Survey. San Francisco: The Institute of Historical Cartography, 1963.
(Special Collections - Main Floor - Oversize Section / 917.8 W556m v. 5 pt. 2)

The Official State Atlas of Kansas: Compiled from Government Surveys, County Records, and Personal Investigations. Philadelphia: L. H. Everts and Co., 1887.
(Special Collections - Main Floor - Oversize Section / G1455 .L3 1887)


 

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Information on Pioneers and Pioneer Life

*Belshaw, Maria Parsons. Crossing the Plains to Oregon in 1853. Fairfield, WA: Ye Galleon Press, 2000.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F880 .B45 2000)

Bidwell-Bartleson Party: 1841 California Emigrant Adventure: The Documents and Memoirs of the Overland Pioneers. Santa Cruz, CA: Western Tanager Press, 1991.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F593 .B53 1991)

Bird, John S. Prairies and Pioneers. [Hays, KS]: Hays Daily News, 1929.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F686 .B57 1929)

Brewerton, George D. Overland with Kit Carson: Narrative of the Old Spanish Trail in '48. New York: Coward-McCann, Inc., 1930.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F786 .B84 1930)

Burland, Rebecca. A True Picture of Emigration, or Fourteen Years in the Interior of North America. London: G. Berger, 1848.
(Microfiche - Periodicals Reading Area - Main Floor / F545 .B87 1848a)

Chisholm, James. South Pass, 1868: James Chisholm's Journal of the Wyoming Gold Rush. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1998.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F767 .F8 C48 1998)

Clark, Robert D. Rain Follows the Plow: Homesteading in Hayes County, Nebraska. Lincoln, NE: Foundation Books, 1996.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F672 .H4 C58 1996)

Conover, George W. Sixty Years in Southwest Oklahoma. Andarko, OK: N.T. Plummer, 1927.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F694 .C66 1927 c.2)

Cowgill, Flora K. Never Forgotten: Memories of a Kansas Childhood. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas Press, 1965.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F685 .C725 1965)

David, Robert B. Finn Burnett, Frontiersman. Glendale, CA: A.H. Clark, 1936.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F761 .B87 D38 1937)

Drago, Harry S. The Great Range Wars. New York: Dodd-Mead, 1970.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F596 .D7 1970)

*Enss, Chris. Hearts West: True Stories of Mail Order Brides on the Frontier. Guilford, CT: Globe Pequot Press, 2005.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / HQ802 .E575 2005)

*Fletcher, Patricia A. Tsa-la-gi, u-ya-di ga-nv-nv-i, ka-no-he-tlv-nv-hi = Cherokee Trail diaries. Sequim, WA: P.K.A. Fletcher and J.E. Fletcher, [1999].
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F593 .F553 1999)

Fouquet, Leon C. Hurrah for My New Free Country. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1990.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F686 .F68 1990)

Franzwa, Gregory M. Impressions of the Santa Fe Trail: A Contemporary Diary. St Louis: Patrice Press, 1988.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F786 .F794 1988)

Freeman, George D. Midnight and Noonday. Caldwell, Kansas: 1892.
(Ethnic Room / Rare Book - Main Floor / C 978.1 F855m 1892)

Green, Charles R. Patriotic Lyndon. Lyndon, Kansas: C.R. Green, 1897.
(Special Collections - Main Floor - Western Vertical File / F689 .L9 G82 1897)

Hafen, Mary A. Recollections of a Handcart Pioneer of 1860: A Woman’s Life on the Mormon Frontier.  Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1983
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F826 .H14 1983)

Hendricks, Cecilia H. Letters from Honeyhill: A Woman’s View of Homesteading, 1914-1931. Boulder, CO: Pruett Publishing Co., 1986.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F767 .S58 H46 1986)

*Howell, Elijah Preston. The 1849 California Trail Diaries of Elijah Preston Howell. Independence, MO: Oregon-California Trails Association, c1995.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F593 .H95 1995)

Hubalek, Linda K. Cultivating Hope: Homesteading on the Great Plains. Lindsborg, KS: Butterfield Books, 1998.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / PS3558 .U19 C8 1998)

Ise, John. Sod and Stubble: The Story of a Kansas Homestead. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1938
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F686 .I74 1938)

Judson, Phoebe G. Pioneer's Search for an Ideal Home. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1984.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F897 .P9 J83 1984)

Luark, Patterson F. From the Old Northwest to the Pacific Northwest: The 1853 Oregon Trail Diaries of Patterson Fletcher Luark and Michael Fleenen Luark. Independence, MO: Oregon-California Trails, 1998.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F880 .L88 1998)

Luchetti, Cathy. "I Do!": Courtship, Love, and Marriage on the American Frontier. New York: Crown Trade Paperbacks, 1996.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / HQ801 .L828 1996)

Orpen, Adela E. Memories of the Old Emigrant Days in Kansas, 1862-1865. London: W. Blackwood and Sons ltd., 1926.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F686 .O74 1926)

Purple, Edwin R. Perilous Passage: Narrative of the Montana Gold Rush, 1962-1863. Helena, MT: Montana Historical Society Press, 1995.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F731 .P87 1995)

Race, Henrietta V. Outlines of Kansas History: With Notes, Maps, and References. Winfield, KS: Courier Press, 1912.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F681 .R2 1912)

*Ricker, Eli Seavey. Voices of the American West, Vol. 2: The Settler and Soldier Interviews of Eli S. Ricker, 1903-1919. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, c2005.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / E76.8 .R53 2005)

Royce, Sarah. A Frontier Lady: Recollections of the Gold Rush and Early California. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1977, c1932.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F865 .R86 1977)

Schlissel, Lillian. Far From Home: Families of the Westward Journey. New York: Schocken Books, 1989.
(Ethnic Room - Main Floor / F596 .S28 1989)

Steele, Edward D. Edward Dunsha Steele, 1829-1865. Boulder, CO: Johnson Publishing Co., 1960.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F593 .S819 1960)

Stiles, T.J. Warriors and Pioneers. New York: Berkley Publishing Company, 1996.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F591 .W29 1996)

*Tate, Michael L. Indians and Emigrants: Encounters on the Overland Trails. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, c2006.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / E78 .W5 T38 2006)

Walker, Janet. Eliza Julia Flower: Letters of an English Gentlewoman: Life on the Illinois-Indiana Frontier, 1817-1861. Muncie, IN: Ball State University, 1991.
(Government Documents - Top Floor / In T 25.2 El 4)

Walker, Mary Richardson. On to Oregon: The Diaries of Mary Walker and Myra Eells.  Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1998, c1963.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F597 .W35 1998)

*Whitman, Narcissa Prentiss. Where Wagons Could Go: Narcissa Whitman and Eliza Spalding. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1997.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F597 .W575 1997)

Yoder, Menno. Homesteading with Menno Yoder: Greeley County, Kansas 1886-1887. Colorado Springs, CO: M.K. Yoder, 1988.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F687 .G8 Y62 1988)


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Information on Native Americans and Native American Life

American Indian Exposition. Pageant of "The Spirit of the Washita". Anadarko, OK: American Indian Exposition, [n.d.].
(Special Collections - Main Floor - Western Vertical File / E99 .W6 A54)

Arikara Narrative of the Campaign against the Hostile Dakotas, June, 1876. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1998.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / E83.876 .A75 1998)

Czaplewski, Russ. Captive of the Cheyenne: The Story of Nancy Jane Morton and the Plum Creek Massacre. Kearney, NE: Morris Publishing, 1993.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / E99 .C53 M673 1993)

Davis, Britton. The Truth about Geronimo. Chicago: Lakeside Press, 1951, c1929.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / E99 .A6 D26 1951)

De Shields, James T. Cynthia Ann Parker: The Story of Her Capture at the Massacre of the Inmates of Parker’s Fort. St. Louis: Publisher Unknown, 1886.
(Microfiche - Periodicals Reading Area - Main Floor / E87 .D47 1886a)

Graves, William W. Life and Letters of Rev. Father John Shoenmakers, S.J., apostle to the Osages. Parsons, KS: The Commercial Publishers, 1928.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / E99 .O8 S36 1928)

Green, Charles R. Early Days in Kansas: in Keokuk’s Time on the Kansas Reservation. Olathe, KS: C. Green, 1913.
(Special Collections - Main Floor/ E99 .S23 G7 1913)

James, Thomas. Three Years among the Indians and Mexicans. Chicago: R.R. Donnelley, 1953.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F592 .J32 1953)

Knight, Isaac. A Narrative of the Captivity and Sufferings of Isaac Knight from Indian Barbarity. Evansville: Printed at the Journal Office, 1839.
(Ethnic Room / Rare Book - Main Floor / C 920 K69h 1904)

Lamb, Arthur H. Tragedies of the Osage Hills. Pawhuska, OK: Osage Printery, 1935?.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F702 .O7 L36)

Meyer, Carolyn. Where the Broken Heart Still Beats: The Story of Cynthia Ann Parker. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / PS3563 .E78 W43 1992)

Michino, Gregory. Lakota Noon: The Indian Narrative of Custer's Defeat. Missoula, MT: Mountain Press Publishing, 1997.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / E83.876 .M5 1997 c.2)

Red Fox. The Memoirs of Chief Red Fox. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1971.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / E90 .R4 A3 1971)

*Ricker, Eli Seavey. Voices of the American West, Vol. 1: The Indian Interviews of Eli S. Ricker, 1903-1919. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, c2005.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / E76.8 .R53 2005)

Roosevelt, Theodore. Winning of the West. New York: The Current Literature Publishing Company, 1889.
(Ethnic Room / Rare Book - Main Floor / C 977 R781w 1889)

Stratton, Royal B. Captivity of the Oatman Girls. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1983.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / E87 .O12 S8 1983)

Stiles T.J. Warriors and Pioneers. New York: Berkley Publishing Group, 1996.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F591 .W29 1996)

*Tate, Michael L. Indians and Emigrants: Encounters on the Overland Trails. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, c2006.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / E78 .W5 T38 2006)

Youngman, William E. Gleanings from Western Prairies. Cambridge, MA: Jones and Piggott, 1882.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F687 .N4 Y7 1882 c.2)


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Information on Frontier Law, Lawmen, and Outlaws

Anaya, A.P. I Buried Billy. College Station, TX: Creative Publishing Co., 1991.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F786 .B54 A5 1991)

Burton, Arthur T. Black, Red, and Deadly: Black and Indian Gunfighters of the Indian Territory, 1870-1907. Austin, TX: Eakin Press, 1991.
 (Special Collections - Main Floor / F698 .B87 1991)

Drago, Harry S. Outlaws on Horseback. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1964.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F594 .D7 1964)

Dust to Dust: Obituaries of the Gunfighters. San Rafael, CA: Presidio Press, 1977.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / HV6446 .D87 1977)

Hutton, Harold. Vigilante Days: Frontier Justice along the Niobrara. Chicago: Sage Books, 1978.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F672 .N56 H87)

____________.  The Luckiest Outlaw: The Life and Legends of Doc Middleton. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1974.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F666 .M5 H87 1992)

Miller, Nyle H. Why the West was Wild: A Contemporary Look at the Antics of Some Highly Publicized Kansas Cowtown Personalities. Topeka, KS: Kansas State Historical Society, 1963.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F680 .M5 1963)

____________. Why the West was Wild [Selections]: Great Gunfighters of the Kansas Cowtowns. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1967.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F680 .M497 1967)

Newton, Willis. Newton Boys: Portrait of an Outlaw Gang. Austin, TX: State House Press, 1994
(Special Collections - Main Floor / HV6446 .N49 1994)

O'Neal, Bill. Henry Brown: Outlaw-Marshal. College Station, TX: Creative Publishing Co., 1980.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F689 .C2 B766 1980)

Parsons, Chuck. Pidge: A Texas Ranger from Virginia. Wolfe City, TX: Henington Publishing Co., 1985.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F391 .R63 P37 1985)

Rosa, Joseph G. The Taming of the West: Age of the Gunfighter: Men and Weapons on the Frontier, 1840-1900. New York: Smithmark Publishers, 1993.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / F596 .R835 1993)

Secrest, Bill. Lawmen & Desperadoes: A Compendium of Noted, Early California Peace Officers, Badmen and Outlaws, 1850-1900. Spokane, WA: A.H. Clark Co., 1994.
(Special Collections - Main Floor / HV6793 .C2 S42 1994)

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