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Life of Tom Horn, Government Scout and Interpreter

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On November 20, 1903, Tom Horn was hanged in Cheyenne, Wyoming, for the murder of a fourteen-year-old nester boy. Horn — army scout and interpreter for Generals Willcox, Crook, and Miles in the Apache wars, Pinkerton operative, cattle detective, and "King of Cowboys" — was hanged like a common criminal, many think mistakenly.

His own account of his life, written while he was in prison and first published in 1904, is not really a vindication, says Dean Krakel in his introduction. "While the appendix is spiked with interesting letters, testimonials, and transcripts, they don't really add up to anything in the way of an explanation of what really happened."

Regardless of Horn's guilt or innocence, his story, beginning when he was a runaway Missouri farm boy, provides a firsthand look at scout Al Sieber in action, at the military both great and small, at the wily Geronimo, the renegade Natchez, and old Chief Nana of the Apaches.

Review:

"Several others have written biographies of Horn, but his own story remains one of the classics of the frontier era and still makes good reading." Dallas News

Review:

"Not really a vindication, but nevertheless an excellent biography, covering all of Horn's exciting and adventurous life." St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Review:

"Every collector of Western Americana should get this interesting book." Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN:
9780806110448
Designed:
Krakel, Dean
Author:
Krakel, Dean
Designed by:
Krakel, Dean
Designed:
Krakel, Dean
Author:
Horn, Tom
Author:
Krakel, Dean
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Location:
Norman :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
United States - Antebellum Era
Subject:
Apache indians
Subject:
Wars
Subject:
Scouts and scouting
Subject:
Scouts and scouting -- Southwest, New -- Biography.
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Copyright:
Edition Number:
New ed.
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
The Western Frontier Library Series
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
19730231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5 x 0.5 in 0.6 lb

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"Review" by , "Several others have written biographies of Horn, but his own story remains one of the classics of the frontier era and still makes good reading."
"Review" by , "Not really a vindication, but nevertheless an excellent biography, covering all of Horn's exciting and adventurous life."
"Review" by , "Every collector of Western Americana should get this interesting book."
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