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Hunting Buffalo with Bent Nails

Author : Lawrence Block
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From Warrior to Judge the Biography of Wahshashowahtinega Bill Nixon Hapashutsy of the Osage Tribe 1843 to 1917

Author : Guy Nixon
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Born of mixed blood parents Bill's father died before he was born from a buffalo hunting accident. Adopted by his mothers new husband he would be educated and grow to be an Osage Warrior to fight for the rights of Native Americans and his families very survival. He would eventually be commissioned a Second Lieutenant and serve in the Army of General Stand Watie fighting for citizenship, Congressional Representation and the right to live in freedom. As Native Americans they were denied American Citizenship and the right to vote and even after the American Civil War they could still be legally owned as slaves. After the war he would work hard in the reconstruction of his people's homeland giving rise to the Osage Nation. Serving in law enforcement he would rise to become a judge. In his lifetime he went from participating on the buffalo hunts of his people to driving automobiles and the wonders of flight. However, the rights he and his fellow warriors fought for would not be achieved until his Great grandson was nearly 17 years old in 1948 when the last objective (the right to vote) would finally be achieved. His story is an American story, rarely told about the Native Americans from the Indian Territory now known as Oklahoma. A comprehensive work that brings the history to life with family pictures and the actual events that shaped America as we know it today.

Custer Cody and Grand Duke Alexis

Author : Douglas D. Scott
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On a chilly January morning in 1872, a special visitor arrived by train in North Platte, Nebraska. Grand Duke Alexis of Russia had already seen the cities and sights of the East—New York, Washington, and Niagara Falls—and now the young nobleman was about to enjoy a western adventure: a grand buffalo hunt. His host would be General Philip Sheridan, and the excursion would include several of the West’s most iconic characters: George Armstrong Custer, Buffalo Bill Cody, and Spotted Tail of the Brulé Sioux. The Royal Buffalo Hunt, as this event is now called, has become a staple of western lore. Yet incorrect information and misconceptions about the excursion have prevented a clear understanding of what really took place. In this fascinating book, Douglas D. Scott, Peter Bleed, and Stephen Damm combine archaeological and historical research to offer an expansive and accurate portrayal of this singular diplomatic event. The authors focus their investigation on the Red Willow Creek encampment site, now named Camp Alexis, the party’s only stopping place along the hunt trail that can be located with certainty. In addition to physical artifacts, the authors examine a plethora of primary accounts—such as railroad timetables, invitations to balls and dinners, even sheet music commemorating the visit—to supplement the archaeological evidence. They also reference documents from the Russian State Archives previously unavailable to researchers, as well as recently discovered photographs that show the layout and organization of the camp. Weaving all these elements together, their account constitutes a valuable product of the interdisciplinary approach known as microhistory.

The Boy Hunters Or Adventures in Search of a White Buffalo

Author : Mayne Reid
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Tough as Nails

Author : Douglass K. Daniel
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Called “God’s angry man” for his unyielding demands in pursuit of personal and artistic freedom, Oscar-winning filmmaker Richard Brooks brought us some of the mid-twentieth century’s most iconic films, including Blackboard Jungle, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Elmer Gantry, In Cold Blood, and Looking for Mr. Goodbar. “The important thing,” he once remarked, “is to write your story, to make it believable, to make it live.” His own life story has never been fully chronicled, until now. Tough as Nails: The Life and Films of Richard Brooks restores to importance the career of a prickly iconoclast who sought realism and truth in his films. Douglass K. Daniel explores how the writer-director made it from the slums of Philadelphia to the heights of the Hollywood elite, working with the top stars of the day, among them Humphrey Bogart, Cary Grant, Elizabeth Taylor, Jean Simmons, Sidney Poitier, Sean Connery, Gene Hackman, and Diane Keaton. Brooks dramatized social issues and depicted characters in conflict with their own values, winning an Academy Award for his Elmer Gantry screenplay and earning nominations for another seven Oscars for directing and screenwriting. Tough as Nails offers illuminating insights into Brooks’s life, drawing on unpublished studio memos and documents and interviews from stars and colleagues, including Poitier, director Paul Mazursky, and Simmons, who was married to Brooks for twenty years. Daniel takes readers behind the scenes of Brooks’s major films and sheds light on their making, their compromises, and their common threads. Tough as Nails celebrates Brooks’s vision while adding to the critical understanding of his works, their flaws as well as their merits, and depicting the tumults and trends in the life of a man who always kept his own compass. Best Books for General Audiences, selected by the American Association of School Librarians Outstanding Book, selected by the Public Library Reviewers

Heroes of the Santa Fe Trail 1821 1900

Author : Randy Smith
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""Heroes of the Santa Fe Trail "is the product of decades of primary research by a writer who has lived all of his life in the shadow the Trail s legacy. This book tells the dramatic story of the men and women Hispanic, Anglo, and Native American who settled the West and provides insights not commonly found elsewhere. From the Hispanic Jaramillo and Chavez families of the Rio Grande Valley to the legacy of Ham Bell, a nonviolent man who made more arrests than any Dodge City lawman, "Heroes " relates the violent, comic, and often tragic adventures of the pioneers of the early Santa Fe Trail. Boson Books offers several exciting novels by Randy Smith about the Old West. For an author bio, photo, and a sample read visit www.bosonbooks.com. "

How to Hunt and Trap

Author : Joseph H. Batty
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Buffalo Jones Forty Years of Adventure

Author : Charles Jesse Jones
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The story of the amazing Charles Jesse Jones who helped saved the buffalo from extinction.

The hunters feast or Conversations around the camp fire

Author : Mayne Reid
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The Commercial Financial Chronicle and Hunt s Merchants Magazine

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THE FARMERS REGISTER A MONTHLY PUBLICATION DEVOTED TO THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE PRACTICE AND SUPPORT OF THE INTERESTS OR AGRICULTURE

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The Living Museum

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Bent s Old Fort and Its Builders

Author : George Bird Grinnell
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The Northwestern Miller

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A Rumor of Distant Tribes

Author : Eugene Jeffers
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This gripping novel follows Noah Bennett, a man who in searching for the plane crash that killed his wife and daughter in Central Africa, soon finds that he must now become the hero.

A Woman of Salt

Author : Mary Potter Engel
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This uncommon mosaic of fiction and commentary explores the conflict between a woman's mundane secular life and her passionate longing for spirituality.

Company of Adventurers

Author : Peter Charles Newman
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First volume of a history of the Hudson's Bay Company.

The book of battles or Daring deeds by land and sea ed by E Shelton and C Jones

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The Book of Battles Or Daring Deeds by Land and Sea Compiled from the Best Authorities With Original Stories of the Camp Fire and the Quarter deck Edited by Edward Shelton and Charles Jones

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Papers of the Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology Harvard University

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