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The Resource A Texas frontier : the Clear Fork country and Fort Griffin, 1849-1887, by Ty Cashion, (electronic resource)

A Texas frontier : the Clear Fork country and Fort Griffin, 1849-1887, by Ty Cashion, (electronic resource)

Label
A Texas frontier : the Clear Fork country and Fort Griffin, 1849-1887
Title
A Texas frontier
Title remainder
the Clear Fork country and Fort Griffin, 1849-1887
Statement of responsibility
by Ty Cashion
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In A Texas Frontier: The Clear Fork Country and Fort Griffin, 1849-1887. Ty Cashion surveys the formative development of northwest Texas where the Clear Fork of the Brazos cuts a path between the timbered region and the treeless plains beyond. Despite the unfamiliar and often harsh environment, the first pioneers - mainly southern stock raisers - persisted through conflicts with Plains Indians, the Civil War, Reconstruction, outlawry, rapid settlement, and diversification to form a ranching-based social and economic way of life. The process turned a largely southern people into westerners. Others helped shape the history of the Clear Fork country as well. Notable among them were Anglo men and women - some of them earnest settlers, others unscrupulous opportunists - who followed the first pioneers; Indians of various tribes who claimed the land as their own or who were forcibly settled there by the white government; and African Americans, both former slaves and buffalo soldiers and their families, who remained on the land after their terms of enlistment expired. A dominant theme in Cashion's depiction of the Clear Fork country is that from its earliest days boom-and-bust cycles have characterized the region as a result of the land's fickle nature, the policies of various governments, and the business decisions of men as far away as the East Coast. An even more prominent theme is that a strain of violence touched almost every aspect of life. Soldiers and Indians, cowboys and buffalo hunters, vigilantes and outlaws provide a colorful backdrop for this history. Yet Cashion forsakes the romantic image of gunslingers and a casual acceptance of violence by portraying the more prosaic people and events in which a larger regional story unfolds
Cataloging source
N$T
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1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cashion, Ty
Dewey number
976.4/734
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F394.F636
LC item number
C37 1996eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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  • Fort Griffin Region (Tex.)
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Texas, West
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Violence
  • Violence
  • Electronic books
Label
A Texas frontier : the Clear Fork country and Fort Griffin, 1849-1887, by Ty Cashion, (electronic resource)
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http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=15204
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [340]-356) and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocm44964207
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 366 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585169507
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(Sirsi) 282163
Label
A Texas frontier : the Clear Fork country and Fort Griffin, 1849-1887, by Ty Cashion, (electronic resource)
Link
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=15204
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [340]-356) and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocm44964207
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 366 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585169507
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(Sirsi) 282163

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