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..
Alexander Majors & William Lightfoot Visscher
Seventy Years on the Frontier by Alexander Majors & A Thrilling and Truthful History of the Pony Express by William Lightfoot Visscher
Pony Express and Stage Coach—icons of the Western Frontier..
Daniel W. Jones
Experiences of a Mormon Pioneer on the South-West Frontier
The life of an outstanding Mormon pioneer and Westerner
As the title of this book suggests its author recalls a long period of his life in the American South- West of the nineteenth century commenc..
Henry Inman & William F. Cody
The History of an Historic Highway Across the Great Plains
In the footsteps of the history of the American West
This book, written by Colonel Henry Inman in collaboration with William F. Cody, the famous ‘Buffalo Bill,’ will be a treat for all those intere..
The Massacre & Captivity of Settlers in Virginia by Indians, 1786
A tragedy of Virginian colonial frontier
In the summer of 1786 a large war party of Shawnee Indians entered Abb’s Valley, Virginia, and descended on the household of militia officer Captain John Mo..
F. C. McGlashan
The Ordeal of the Wagon Train of Pioneers in the Sierra Nevada Winter of 1846-7
A tragic legend of the way West
The story of the Donner Party is a tragic and infamous episode in the history of the 19th century pioneer migrations that crossed continental America. In May 1846 ei..
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..
James E. Seaver
The Ordeals and Life of a Young Settler Girl Captured by Indians During the French and Indian War
‘Little woman of great courage’-the life of Mary Jemison
Mary Jemison’s is a remarkable story. Born in 1743, she was captured by Indians whilst in her teenage years. Her family had emigrated from I..
William W. Fowler
The Exploits of Dozens of Pioneer Women of the United States
The exceptional women who helped build a nation
There can be little doubt in the minds of anyone who has an interest in the history of the pioneers of the emergent American nation of the huge, sign..
Lydia Spencer Lane & Lodisa Frizzell
Two Accounts of American Women on the Western Frontier
I Married a Soldier or Old Days in the Old Army
Across the Plains to California in 1852 Journal of Mrs. Lodisa Frizzell
The accounts of two women of the West in the 1850s
The Great Plains evoke the very essence of the wild American frontier. In reality, beyond the ‘settled and civilised’ eastern seaboard lay a great..
The Adventures of a Hunter, Trapper, Guide, Prospector and Soldier
The memoirs of a remarkable Westerner
For those fascinated by the history of the American West the lives of its singular characters—particularly in autobiography—never cease to enthral. These resou..
The Story of a Great Highway
A soldier-author's view of the American frontier
The history of the expansion of the frontier of America is particularly marked by the famous—perhaps legendary—trails upon which pioneers in their '..
Dangers of the Trail in 1865 by Charles E. Young<br>The Story of a Pioneer by V. Devinny
Two Accounts of Early Emigrants to Colorado
Two accounts of the westward pioneers to Colorado
This book contains two books, gathered here for their common subject—and value reading—concerning the 'March of Destiny'—the inexorable movement of..
Elizabeth B. Custer
The experiences of General Custer’s Wife on the Western Plains
A classic account of life on the Western Frontier
Mrs Custer—Libby—the love of George Armstrong Custer's life is in some regard no less famous than her husband. They were in the truest sense 'a cou..