Historical Accounts of American History

Gunplay Maxwell – Various newspaper accounts of gunfighter/outlaw Gunplay Maxwell’s exploits in Utah.

Harlots of the Barbary Coast – By Herbert Asbury, book excerpt, The Barbary Coast: An Informal History of the San Francisco Underworld, 1933.

Hell-Raising Dodge – By William MacLeod Raine, article, Dodge – A Story of the Old Hell-raising Trail’s End Where the Colt Was King, 1925.

Heroines on the Plains – By William Worthington Fowler, book excerpt, Woman On The American Frontier: A Valuable And Authentic History, 1877.

Heroines in the Rocky Mountains – By William Worthington Fowler, book excerpt, Woman On The American Frontier: A Valuable And Authentic History, 1877.

Heroines of the Southwest – By William Worthington Fowler, book excerpt, Woman On The American Frontier: A Valuable And Authentic History, 1877.

The Imitation Desperado – By Emerson Hough, book excerpt, The Story of the Outlaw; A Study of the Western Desperado, 1907.

Trapper's Last Shot by T.D. Booth

Trapper’s Last Shot by T.D. Booth

In a Trapper’s Bivouac – By Colonel Henry Inman and William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody, book excerpt, The Old Santa Fe Trail, 1898.

Incidents of the Fur Trade– By Randall Parrish, book excerpt, The Great Plains: The Romance of Western American Exploration, Warfare, and Settlement, 1527-1870; 1907.

Indian Terrors on the Santa Fe Trail – By Colonel Henry Inman, excerpted from the book, The Old Santa Fe Trail, , 1897.

Indian Troubles During Construction of the Railroad – By William Francis Bailey, book excerpt, The Story of the First Trans-Continental Railroad:  Its Projectors, Construction and History, 1906.

Indian Shamans & Priests – by Frederick Webb Hodge, 1906.

The Indian Wars – By Emerson Hough, book excerpt, The Passing of the Frontier, A Chronicle of the Old West, 1918.

The Invasion of Oklahoma – By James Cox, book excerpt, My Native Land, 1903.

John Heath & the Bisbee Massacre – Newspaper accounts and witness testimony.

Joseph Slade – Hanged By Vigilantes – By Emerson Hough, book excerpt, The Story of the Outlaw; A Study of the Western Desperado, 1907.

The Land of the Desperado – By Emerson Hough, book excerpt, The Story of the Outlaw; A Study of the Western Desperado, 1907.

Knights of the Lash: Old Time Stage Drivers of the West Coast – By Major Ben C. Truman in 1898.

Lawrence Massacre – By Reverend Richard Cordley, based on a letter written in 1863.

The Legend Of Devil’s Point – By Bret Harte, book excerpt, The Luck of the Roaring Camp and other Tales, 1871.

Linking the Oceans By Railroad – By John Moody, book excerpt, The Railroad Builders, A Chronicle of the Welding of the States, 1919.

Little Crow – Leader of the Santee Uprising – By Charles A. Eastman, book excerpt, Indian Heroes and Great Chieftains, 1918.

The Little Monitor and the Merrimac – By Charles Martin in 1862 – included in Albert Bushnell Hart’s The Romance of the Civil War, published in 1896.

Little Wolf – Courageous Leader of the Cheyennes – By Charles A. Eastman, book excerpt, Indian Heroes and Great Chieftains, 1918.

Loving’s Bend – By Edgar Beecher Bronson, book excerpt, The Red-Blooded Heroes of the Frontier, 1910.

Luke Short

Luke Short

Luke Short – A Dandy Gunfighter – By Bat Masterson, who wrote a series of articles for Human Life magazine in 1907 and 1908.

Maxwell Ranch on the Santa Fe Trail – By Colonel Henry Inman, excerpted from the book, The Old Santa Fe Trail, , 1897.

Medicine Men & Healing Practices – By Frederick Webb Hodge, book excerpt, Handbook of American Indians, 1906

The Men That Tamed the Cowtowns – By Arthur Chapman, 1905

Mines of Idaho & Montana – By Emerson Hough, book excerpt, The Passing of the Frontier, A Chronicle of the Old West, 1918.

Modern Bad Men – By Emerson Hough, book excerpt, The Story of the Outlaw; A Study of the Western Desperado, 1907.

Mormon Joe – The Robber – By John A. Hill and Jasper Ewing Brady, book excerpt, Danger Signals, first published in 1898.

 

Mountain Meadows Massacre, T.B.H. Stenhouse, 1873

Mountain Meadows Massacre, T.B.H. Stenhouse, 1873

Mountain Meadows Massacre – Several historic accounts, including:

A Midnight Adventure in Nevada – By Major Benjamin Cummings Truman, excerpted from the book Occidental Sketches, San Francisco News Co., 1881.

The Mines – By Emerson Hough, book excerpt, The Passing of the Frontier, A Chronicle of the Old West, 1918.

Mushroom Towns of the American West – By Randall Parrish, book excerpt, The Great Plains: The Romance of Western American Exploration, Warfare, and Settlement, 1527-1870; 1907.

Wyatt Earp

Wyatt Earp

My Friend Wyatt Earp – By Bat Masterson, who wrote a series of articles for Human Life magazine in 1907 and 1908.

The Mysterious Signal – By Cy Warmann, book excerpt, The Last Spike And Other Railroad Stories, 1906

Native American Medicine Men & Healing Practices – by Frederick Webb Hodge, 1906

Nevada Mining Tales – Historical text written in 1891 by William Daugherty, for the Reno Evening Gazette. Includes a number of stories including Alva Gould – Discoverer of the Gould & Curry Mine, Celebrating the Fourth in Boom Towns, Honest Miner To a Poker-Playing Politician, Old Tom – A Typical Mining Camp Character, and more.

A Nice Gang Of Assassins – Newspaper account of the Lee Gang arrested and arriving at Fort Smith, Arkansas, 1885.

Old Fort Atkinson – By Addison Erwin Sheldon, book excerpt,  History and Stories of Nebraska, 1913.

The Old-Time Miners – By Charles Carroll Goodwin, book excerpt, As I Remember Them, 1913.

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