The LonghornsUniversity of Texas Press #ad - He writes of terrifying stampedes, ghost steers, titantic bull fights on the range, and encounters with Indians. In the longhorns, he tells of the spanish conquistadors, insolence, whose abandon, who brought their cattle with them; of ranching in the turbulent colonial times; of the cowboy, energy, and pride epitomized the booming West.
The texas longhorn made more history than any other breed of cattle the world has known. These wiry, grass, intractable beasts were themselves pioneers in a harsh land, moving elementally with drouth, Arctic blizzards, and burning winds. Frank dobie was a tale spinner who appreciated the proper place of legend and folklore in history.
The Longhorns #ad - He was born in the texas brush country where the Longhorns made their last stand; he back-trailed them into Mexico; he pursued the vivid lore of Texas cowboys and Mexican vaqueros. A tireless prospector of the history and legends of the Southwest, Dobie spent most of his life preparing to write this book.
Their story is the bedrock on which the history of the cow country of America is founded. J. No historian or naturalist has ever so related an animal to the land, its people, and its history.
Tales of Old-Time TexasUniversity of Texas Press #ad - Other stories in this outstanding collection regale us with odd and interesting characters and events: the stranger of Sabine Pass, the Apache secret of the Guadalupes, the planter who gambled away his bride, and the Robinhooding of Sam Bass. With his eye for color and detail, his ear for the rhythm of language and song, and his heart open to the simple truth of folk wisdom and ways, he movingly and unpretentiously spins the tales of our collective heritages.
Dobie's recollections include such classics in lone star State lore as the tale of Jim Bowie's knife, the story of the Wild Woman of the Navidad, the legend of the Texas bluebonnet, and the account of the headless horseman of the mustangs. As dobie himself says: "Any tale belongs to whoever can best tell it.
Tales of Old-Time Texas #ad - Here, then, is a collection of the best Texas tales—by the Texan who can best tell them. It is for good reason that J. This he does in tales of old-time Texas, exciting historical episodes, a heartwarming array of twenty-eight stories filled with vivid characters, and traditional themes. These stories, and many more, make Tales of Old-Time Texas a beloved classic certain to endure for generations.
Frank dobie is known as the Southwest's master storyteller.
I'll Tell You a Tale: An Anthology J. Frank Dobie Paperback LibraryUniversity of Texas Press #ad - I'll tell you a tale is a garland of some of Frank Dobie's best writing, put together by Isabel Gaddis, one of his former students at the University of Texas. Ben carlton mead has contributed 32 original line drawings to illustrate the stories. They are arranged topically into sections whose titles speak for them: "the longhorn Breed, " "Animals of the Wild, " "In Realms of Gold, " "Characters and Happenings of Long Ago, " "The Saga of the Saddle, " "Mustangs and Mustangers, " and "Ironies.
I'll Tell You a Tale: An Anthology J. Frank Dobie Paperback Library #ad - ". These tales spring from the soil and folklore of our land; but more than this, they make the readers contemporary with the times, filling us with the wonder of something past and yet still with us. The tales included are those the author himself liked best, and he even rewrote some of them especially for this anthology.
Apache Gold and Yaqui SilverUniversity of Texas Press #ad - In this masterful collection of tales, and a colorful group of oddfellows driven to roam the hills in an eternal quest for the hidden entrance, the German, the blazed tree, Dobie introduces us to Pedro Loco, for fabulous wealth glimpsed, lost, the box canyon, General Mexhuira's ghost, and never forgotten.
But for the reader, the treasure is here—Dobie's tales are pure gold. Guarded by the bones of dead men, the legendary treasures of the Southwest still wait for those foolhardy or desperate enough to seek them. Death is the cure for gold fever, changed landscapes, and the lucky few who saw the riches and lived to tell of them spent the rest of their lives searching, haunted by faulty memories, and quirks of fate.
Apache Gold and Yaqui Silver #ad - It is the stories of these men and the wealth they pursued that J. Buried vaults stacked with gold bars, secret caches of coins and jewels plundered from the Spaniards and the Church, exposed veins of ore with nuggets the size of turkey eggs. Are treasures really there? Searchers still seek them. Frank dobie tells in Apache Gold and Yaqui Silver.
The Ben Lilly Legend J. Frank Dobie Paperback LibraryUniversity of Texas Press #ad - Frank dobie met lilly and was so struck by this extraordinary man that he collected everything he could find about him. J. Here are all the stories ben lilly told and a great many more Frank Dobie heard about him, put together in a fresh and fascinating contribution to American folklore. He was at one time "chief huntsman" to Teddy Roosevelt, hunted in Texas and Mexico, and came to be known as the master sign reader of the Rockies.
Lilly was born in alabama in 1856, followed the bear and the panther westward through Mississippi and Louisiana to Texas, leaving a trail of stories about his prowess as a hunter and his goodness as a man. The ben lilly legend brings back to life a great American hunter—the greatest bear hunter in history after Davy Crockett, by his own account and also by the record.
Cow People J. Frank Dobie Paperback LibraryUniversity of Texas Press #ad - Old findlay told of a country so wet that it bogged down the shadow of a buzzard, and of cattle that went into hibernation during rugged winters; he once spun yarns for three days straight, outlasting his listeners in a marathon of endurance. All real cow people—from the cattle drivers to the cattle owners—lived by a simple code based on the individual's integrity.
Bothering anyone else's poke or business uninvited was strictly forbidden, and enforcement of this unwritten law was as easy as pulling a trigger. Honesty was taken for granted, and a cowman's name on a check made it negotiable currency. A world big enough to hold a rattlesnake and a purty woman is big enough for all kinds of people, " wrote Dobie.
Cow People J. Frank Dobie Paperback Library #ad - Cow people records the fading memories of a bygone Texas, the reminiscences of the cow people themselves. Ab blocker was a tall, quiet man who belonged totally to the cattle and the silent plains. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! A native Texan, J. But big men often had big lungs. Cattlemen were as various as the country was big.
. He would sit at one end of a day coach and in normal voice hold conversation with some man at the other end of the coach, who of course had to yell, while the train was clanking along.
A Vaquero of the Brush Country: The Life and Times of John D. YoungUniversity of Texas Press #ad - Tracking provided on most orders. This true story of the texas brush range and the first cowboys, as thrilling as any tale of fiction, has become a classic in Western literature. And it is the story of john young, prairie fire fighter, hog chaser, ranger, hunter of Mexican bandits, sheriff, old-time vaquero who was trail driver, horse thief killer, ranch manager, and other things—a man who was also something of a dreamer, a man of imagination.
It is the story of the land where cattle by tens of thousands were killed on the prairie and where the "Skinning War" was fought. Isbn13: 9780292710603. Tracking provided on most orders. Condition: New. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee.
A Vaquero of the Brush Country: The Life and Times of John D. Young #ad - It is the story of the chisholm trail up to abilene and the platte and of establishing a ranch on the free grass of the Texas Panhandle, of roping elk in Colorado, of trailing Billy the Kid in New Mexico, of the grim lands of the Pecos. Condition: New. Isbn13: 9780292787049. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold!
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Coronado's Children: Tales of Lost Mines and Buried Treasures of the Southwest Barker Texas History Center SeriesUniversity of Texas Press #ad - Tracking provided on most orders. They follow spanish trails, cow trails, buffalo trails, they dig where there are no trails; but oftener than they dig or prospect they just sit and tell stories of lost mines, of buried bullion by the jack load. Isbn13: 9780292787049. This is the tale-spinning Dobie at his best, dealing with subjects as irresistible as ghost stories and haunted houses.
Coronado's Children: Tales of Lost Mines and Buried Treasures of the Southwest Barker Texas History Center Series #ad - Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. L have called them Coronado's children. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Isbn13: 9780292710603. In it, he recounts the tales and legends of those hardy souls who searched for buried treasure in the Southwest following in the footsteps of that earlier gold seeker, the Spaniard Coronado.
These people, " dobie writes in his introduction, "no matter what language they speak, are truly Coronado's inheritors. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! .
Wild Horse Country: The History, Myth, and Future of the MustangW. W. Norton & Company #ad - But in modern times it has become entangled in controversy and bureaucracy, and now its future is in question. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Condition: New. In wild horse country, new york times reporter David Philipps traces the rich history of wild horses in America and investigates the shocking dilemma they face in our own time.
Here is the grand story of the horse: from its prehistoric debut in North America to its reintroduction by Spanish conquistadors and its spread through the epic battles between native tribes and settlers during the days of the Wild West. Philipps explores how wild horses became so central to America’s sense of itself, and he delves into the hold that wild horses have had on the American imagination from the early explorers to the best-selling novels of Zane Grey to Hollywood Westerns.
Wild Horse Country: The History, Myth, and Future of the Mustang #ad - Traveling through remote parts of the american west, with tens of thousands of horses being held in captivity by the federal government, animal rights activists, and free horses caught between the clashing ideals of ranchers, scientists, Philipps also reveals the wild horse’s current crisis, and government officials.
Wild horse country is a powerful blend of history and contemporary reporting that vividly reveals the majesty and plight of an American icon, while pointing a way forward that will preserve this icon for future generations. A pulitzer prize–winning reporter’s history of wild horses in America―and an eye-opening story of their treatment in our own time.
The wild horse is so ingrained in the American imagination that even those who have never seen one know what it stands for: fierce independence, unbridled freedom, the bedrock ideals of the nation. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold!
Mustangs and Cow Horses Publications of the Texas Folklore Socie Series, 16University of North Texas Press #ad - Mustangs and Cow Horses Publications of the Texas Folklore Socie Series, 16 #ad - Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! A publication of the Texas Folklore Society. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Tracking provided on most orders. Tracking provided on most orders.
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