THE FRONTIER OF NORTHWEST TEXAS 1846 – 1876, ADVANCE AND DEFENSE BY THE PIONEER SETTLERS OF THE CROSS TIMBER AND PRAIRIES.
Glendale: Arthur H. Clark Co., 1963. 332pp. Index. Frontis. map. Illustrations. Original cloth. First edition. INSCRIBED. A very fine copy in its original plain brown dust wrapper. Minor offsetting to flys from the wrapper. W. C. Holden: “The book should be in the library of readers interested in the American frontier. Tate, Indians of Texas 2416: “A useful book and still recognized as a standard…views the long years of strife through the eyes of army officers, Texas Rangers, and settlers.” The author gives a detailed account of the bitter struggle between the Anglo settlers and the Indians for control of Prairie and Cross Timbers of West Texas. He delineates the region as the area “a little west of Sherman and Dallas to Waco, thence westward to San Angelo, and northward near Abilene to Wichita Falls,” containing about 20,000 square miles across West Texas. Includes material on R. B. Marcy’s expedition in 1849 from Fort Smith to Santa Fe and a chapter on cattlemen. There is also material on , stage routes, the buffalo, Oliver Loving, Charles Goodnight, military posts, problems with the Indians, etc. An important work by a distinguished Texas historian. A beautiful copy.