A. J. Sowell
The incredible account of a Ranger of early Texas
It is not uncommon for the title of a book to fully communicate to a potential reader what will be discovered within its pages. The title of this b..
Albert Bigelow Paine
A superb biography of a famous Texas Ranger on the Western frontier
William Jesse ‘Bill’ McDonald was born in Kemper County, Mississippi in 1852, but it was in the state of Texas where he earned hi..
R. H. Williams
An epic of the wild frontiers in Kansas and Texas
This incredible autobiography of a truly outstanding 19th century adventurer, is made even more remarkable because this young Englishman had experi..
John R. Cook
Hunting the buffalo and fighting Indians on the western frontier
For millennia the great herds of North American bison (or buffalo as they were popularly known) had roamed the continental heartland..
The Ute War: a History of the White Thomas F. Dawson and F. J. V. Skiff, E. V. Sumner & Thomas Sturgis
The Ute War: a History of the White River Massacre by Thomas F. Dawson and F. J. V. Skiff, Besieged By the Utes: the Massacre of 1879 by E. V. Sumner & The Ute War of 1879 by Thomas Sturgis
The last war cry of the Utes of Colorado
The conflict between the White River Ute Indians of Colorado and the United States Army was the last Indian conflict in the region. In 1879, the Utes were a..
A. B. Meacham
The Modoc Indian War 1872-3, by an Active Eyewitness
Brutal conflict in the lava beds
Students of the history of the American West—and the wars of the United States government against the indigenous American Indian tribes in particular—will be famili..
John Frederick Finerty
A Newspaper Reporter’s Experiences of the Plains Indian War 1876-79
A first hand account of the Indian Wars in the West
Those interested in the history of the Plains Indians Wars of the United States of America may well have heard of this book by John F. Finnerty, ..
A. P. Connolly
A Personal Narrative of Plains Indians Warfare by a Soldier of the 6th Minnesota Regiment
An eyewitness account of Indian warfare during the American Civil War
For anyone interested in the history of the American West—and the wars against the Plains Indian tribes in particular—this book..
Frances C. Carrington
The Classic Account of an Infantry Lieutenant’s Wife on the Great Plains During the Indian Wars
A classic memoir of life on the western frontier
The author of this well known and well regarded work begins her story of army life as a young officer’s wife on the western frontier with all the na..
Margaret Irvin Carrington
The Classic Account of a U. S. Army Officer’s Wife on the Great Plains During the Indian Wars
A classic of the early history of Wyoming
This well known account of army life on the western frontier, by the wife of Colonel Henry B. Carrington the post-commander of Fort Phil Kearney during ‘Re..
or, History of the Second Colorados—Union Volunteer Cavalry at War Against Indians & Confederate Forces, 1860-65
Union horse soldiers in the far west
Curiously for a work that is at least in part the regimental history of a cavalry unit, its author was a woman, Ellen Williams, who was not only a mere chronicl..
Recollections of the Western American Frontier
The iconic times of cowboys and Indians—by one who was there
Although this book’s title suggests a particular focus on one notable event in the history of the American Western Frontier it is also a..
Joseph Mills Hansom
Captain Grant Marsh, and the Riverboats of the American Civil War and Plains Indian Wars
A great river and those who sailed it
This well known and highly regarded classic of the opening up of the American West concentrates on the great rivers of North America and the Missouri in partic..
John G. Bourke
Personal Recollections of the American Indian Wars by an Officer on General Crook’s Staff
Eyewitness to the Indian Wars
The author of this book, Captain John Bourke, served on Crook’s staff for sixteen years between 1870-86. This put him in an ideal position to witness campaigns against..
Cyrus Townsend Brady
The Nez Percé & Modoc Indian Wars 1872-77
The Indian wars of the north west
This, the fifth volume in Cyrus Townsend Brady’s well regarded series, American Fights and Fighters, differs somewhat in format from other its companion volumes. W..