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The Resource Indian depredations in Texas : reliable accounts of battles, wars, adventures, forays, murders, massacres, etc., etc., together with biographical sketches of many of the most noted Indian fighters and frontiersmen of Texas, by J.W. Wilbarger

Indian depredations in Texas : reliable accounts of battles, wars, adventures, forays, murders, massacres, etc., etc., together with biographical sketches of many of the most noted Indian fighters and frontiersmen of Texas, by J.W. Wilbarger

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Indian depredations in Texas : reliable accounts of battles, wars, adventures, forays, murders, massacres, etc., etc., together with biographical sketches of many of the most noted Indian fighters and frontiersmen of Texas
Title
Indian depredations in Texas
Title remainder
reliable accounts of battles, wars, adventures, forays, murders, massacres, etc., etc., together with biographical sketches of many of the most noted Indian fighters and frontiersmen of Texas
Statement of responsibility
by J.W. Wilbarger
Creator
Contributor
Engraver
Illustrator
Printer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Popular work by Methodist minister J.W. Wilbarger containing descriptions of violent encounters with Native Americans in Texas during the 19th century, including the scalping of the author's brother, Josiah Wilbarger.
Cataloging source
TXN
Dewey number
976.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E78.T4
LC item number
W62 1890
Literary form
non fiction
Summary expansion
Although some of the accounts are from secondary sources, more than 200 of the stories were collected personally by Wilbarger over the years from sources he considered completely trustworthy. As he notes in his preface, "During some twenty years I have carefully obtained from the lips of those who knew most of the facts stated in this volume. For their general correctness I can vouch, for I knew personally most of the early settlers of Texas, and have relied on those only whom I believed to be trustworthy." In keeping with attitudes of the times, Wilbarger portrays the Native Americans as corrupt and violent people. In the "Battle of Plum Creek," the Indian chief enters the fray of battle with his umbrella open. Henry's wry sense of humor is apparent in his drawing "Captain George B. Erath's gun 'knocks down before and behind'."
Label
Indian depredations in Texas : reliable accounts of battles, wars, adventures, forays, murders, massacres, etc., etc., together with biographical sketches of many of the most noted Indian fighters and frontiersmen of Texas, by J.W. Wilbarger
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Text illustrated with drawings in the style of the primitive woodcuts of the early Indian captivities; they are signed by one T.J.Owen, who became better known as the short story writer O. Henry (William Sydney Porter); four of the illustrations are reproductions of photographic portraits of Cynthia Ann Parker (facing page 320), Chief Quanah Parker (facing page 344), Captain L.S. Ross (facing page 328), and Lizzie Ross (facing page 332)
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xii, 672 pages, [38] leaves of plates
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
  • Spec. Coll. copy: binding by Adolphus Bookbindery of modern gray and red marbled paper over dark brown leather boards; gold-stamped spine title "Indian depredations in Texas. Wilbarger."
  • Spec. Coll. copy: "Second edition". Quarter bound in brown calf with raised spine bands; red and gray marbled paper over boards. Purchase, International Bookfinders, 1973.
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)02694641
  • ucoclc2694641
Label
Indian depredations in Texas : reliable accounts of battles, wars, adventures, forays, murders, massacres, etc., etc., together with biographical sketches of many of the most noted Indian fighters and frontiersmen of Texas, by J.W. Wilbarger
Publication
Note
  • Text illustrated with drawings in the style of the primitive woodcuts of the early Indian captivities; they are signed by one T.J.Owen, who became better known as the short story writer O. Henry (William Sydney Porter); four of the illustrations are reproductions of photographic portraits of Cynthia Ann Parker (facing page 320), Chief Quanah Parker (facing page 344), Captain L.S. Ross (facing page 328), and Lizzie Ross (facing page 332)
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xii, 672 pages, [38] leaves of plates
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
  • Spec. Coll. copy: binding by Adolphus Bookbindery of modern gray and red marbled paper over dark brown leather boards; gold-stamped spine title "Indian depredations in Texas. Wilbarger."
  • Spec. Coll. copy: "Second edition". Quarter bound in brown calf with raised spine bands; red and gray marbled paper over boards. Purchase, International Bookfinders, 1973.
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)02694641
  • ucoclc2694641

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