By Jack Bailey,David Dary,Charles P. Schroeder
In this earliest identified daily magazine of a livestock force from Texas to Kansas, Jack Bailey, a North Texas farmer, describes what it was once prefer to stay and paintings as a cowboy within the southern plains simply after the Civil warfare. We keep on with Bailey because the force strikes northward into Kansas after which as his occasion returns to Texas via japanese Kansas, southwestern Missouri, northwestern Arkansas, and Indian Territory.
For readers steeped in romantic cowboy legend, the magazine includes surprises. Bailey’s time at the path used to be not often lonely. We shuttle with him as he encounters Indians, U.S. squaddies, Mexicans, freed slaves, and cowboys operating different drives. He and different workforce members—including women—battle starvation, thirst, ailment, pain, and soreness. Cowboys quarrel and play functional jokes on one another and, at evening, sing songs round the campfire.
David Dary’s thorough advent and footnotes position the magazine in historic context.
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A Texas Cowboy's Journal: Up the Trail to Kansas in 1868 (The Western Legacies Series) by Jack Bailey,David Dary,Charles P. Schroeder