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Books – Novels and History (non-ref)

Books – Novels and History (non-ref) lists books
pertinent in some way to Old West Daily Reader.
In the main, they have not been used as reference materials in The Reader,
but the author or the book itself may be noted.
Some may also be listed in PLAYERS or in the articles in WEEKS, Quotes, Photo Gallery, etc.
If the author isn’t bolded, there is no PLAYERS or WEEKS entry.
Sometimes they are included just for fun.
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Abbot, E.C. “Teddy Blue” & Helena Huntington Smith
We Pointed Them North:
Recollections of a Cowpuncher (1939)
Photo Gallery Index – Cowboy Photos
The Originals Index – Cow? What Cow?

Aleshire, Peter
Warrior Woman:
The Story of Lozen, Apache Warrior and Shaman
Indian Warrior Women (new page – coming 2019)

Ambrose, Stephen
Undaunted Courage:
Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West (1996)
Wk. 41, 10/11/1809 – Meriwether Lewis

Atherton, Gertrude Franklin Horn
Doomswoman (1892)
Before the Gringo Came (1894)
The Californians (1898)
Black Oxen (1923)
California: an Intimate History
Wk. 24, 06/14/1948

Austin, Mary Hunter
The Land of Little Rain (1903),
The Arrow Maker (1911)
Experiences Facing Death (1931)
One-Smoke Stories (1934)
Wk. 33, 08/13/1934


Bellah, James Warner
Massacre (1947) short story
Command (1946) short story
Big Hunt (1947) short story
War Party (1948) short story
Mission with No Record (1947) short story
The Valiant Virginian (1953) collection
Wk. 38, 09/22/1976

Berger, Thomas
Little Big Man (1964): movie 1970 – Little Big Man
Photo Gallery – Indian PhotosLittle Big Man (9th photo down)

Blackburn, Tom W.
Tumbleweed with Spurs (1940)
Raton Pass (1950) (novel & screenplay)
Short Grass (1950) (novel & screenplay)
Navajo Canyon (1953)
Sierra Baron (1955)
A Good Day to Die (1967)
Wk. 31, 08/02/1992

Blackwood, Algernon
A novella, by an English Horror Master.
The Wendigo (1910)
It will get your historical perspective, and your heart, up to speed.
Resources – DictionaryWendigo

Bly, Nellie
Six Months in Mexico (1888)
Wk. 04, 01/27/1922

Boggs, Johnny D.
Camp Ford ( 2005)
Hard Winter (2009)
West Texas Kill (2011)
Greasy Grass:
A Story of the Little Bighorn (2013)
Valley of Fire (2014)
Return to Red River (2016)
and a few more…
Wk. 8, 2/22/1962 – Johnny D. Boggs

Bonner, Thomas D.
The Life and Adventures of James P. Beckwourth:
Mountaineer, Scout, Pioneer and Chief of the Crow Nation
Wk. 44, 10/29/1866 – James P. Beckwourth

Borland, Hal (Harold Glen)
When the Legends Die (1963)
Sundial of the Seasons (1964)
Beyond Your Doorstep: A handbook to the Country (1971)
Wk. 08, 02/23/1978

Bossenecker, John
Shotguns and Stagecoaches: The Brave Men Who Rode for Wells Fargo in the West. (2018)
Wk. 04, 01/22/1890 – John X. Beidler
Photo Gallery – Transportation PhotosWells Fargo Express Wagon (37th photo down)

Boyd, Carolyn
Rock Art of the Lower Pecos (2003)
The White Shaman Mural (2016)
The Originals Index – Native American Tribes – Native American Pre-HistoryWhite Shaman

Brand, Max
Destry Rides Again (1937?)
Black Thunder (1920′s?)
Wk. 19, 05/12/1944

Brown, Dee
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (1970)
Wk. 52, 12/29/1890 – Wounded Knee Massacre
Wk. 52, 12/30/1890 – The Drexel Mission Fight

Buchanan, Kimberly Moore
Apache Warrior Women (2000)
Photo Gallery Index – Indians – Indian Warrior Women

Buntline, Ned
Love at First Sight (1849)
Buffalo Bill, King of the Border Men
Wk. 29, 07/16/1886


Cather, Willa
Alexander’s Bridge (1912)
A Lost Lady (1923)
Death Comes for the Archbishop (1927)
My Ántonia (1918)
One of Ours (1922)
O Pioneers! (1913)
The Song of the Lark (1915)
and numerous others…
Wk. 17, 04/24/1947 – Willa Cather

Chittenden, Hiram Martin
The American Fur Trade of the Far West (1902)
The Originals Index – ExpeditionsThe Fur Trade

Clark, Walter  Van Tilburg
The Ox-Bow Incident

Cody, William F. “Buffalo Bill”

Buffalo Bill’s Life Story (1879)
Timelines Index – Timelines A-L – Buffalo Bill Timeline

Cooper, James Fenimore
(no ref.)
The Prairie (1824)

Coover, Robert
(no ref.)
Ghost Town 1998)

Crow, Chief Joseph Medicine
Crow Migration Story
Medicine Crow
Handbook of the Crow Indians Law and Treaties
Crow Indian Buffalo Jump Techniques
From the Heart of Crow Country
Wk. 27, 10/27/1913
Wk. 14, 04/03/2016

Custer, Elizabeth Bacon “Libby”
Boots and Saddles (1885)
Following the Guidon (1890)
Tenting on the Plains (1893)
Wk. 14, 04/04/1933 – Libby Custer

Custer, Lt. Colonel George Armstrong
My Life on the Plains (1872)
Wk. 26, 06/29/1867
Wk. 26, 06/25/1876
Quotes Index – Indian QuotesCuster


Darwin, Charles
On the Origin of Species (1859)
see also:
The Originals Index – Resources & Hazards – Animals Index Page – bottom of page)

Dary, David
Cowboy Culture:
A Saga of Five Centuries (1981)
Photo Gallery – Cowboy Photos
The Originals Index – Cow? What Cow?

Davis, Mollie Evelyn Moore
The Wire Cutters (1899)

Devol, George
Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi (1892)
Wk. 27, 11/01/1877 – Canada Bill Jones
Quotes Index – Gamblers Quotes

DeVoto, Bernard Augustine
The Year of Decision: 1846 (1943)
Across the Wide Missouri (1947) – Pulitzer for History (1948)
The Course of Empire (1952) – National Book Award for Nonfiction (1953)
The Journals of Lewis and Clark ( 1953)
and numerous others…
Wk. 46, 11/13/1955 – Bernard Augustine DeVoto
The Originals Index – ExpeditionsThe Corps of Discovery

Dexter, Pete
Deadwood (1986)
Photo Gallery Index –Transportation PhotosThe Deadwood Coach
Timelines Index – Timelines A-L – Deadwood Timeline (yet to come)

Dobie, J. Frank
A Vaquero of the Brush Country (1929) [co-authored with John Young]
The Longhorns (1941)
The Mustangs
Cow People (1964)
Wk. 34, 09/18/1964 – J. Frank Dobie
The Originals Index – Cow? What Cow?

Dodd, Susan
(no ref.)
Mamaw (1988)

Dodge, Fred
Undercover for Wells Fargo (Edited by Carolyn Lake – 1998)
The unvarnished recollections of Fred Dodge
Timelines Index – Timelines A-L – Fred Dodge Timeline

Dolin, Eric Jay
author and maritime history expert
Leviathan (2007)
The History of Whaling in America
W.W. Norton & Company, 2007
Photo Gallery Index – Weapons Photos – A Whale of a Tale About Oil

Dykstra, Robert
The Cattle Towns (1971)
The Originals Index – Cow? What Cow?


Eastman, Dr. Charles A.
Memories of an Indian Boyhood (1902)
Indian Heroes and Great Chieftains (1918)
The Madness of Bald Eagle (1905)
Wk. 2, 01/08/1939 – Dr. Charles Eastman
Photo Gallery Index – Indian Photos – Indian Chiefs Photos

Eaton, Frank B. “Pistol Pete
Veteran of the Old West: Pistol Pete
Campfire Stories: Remembrances of a Cowboy Legend
Wk. 14, 04/08/1958 – Pistol Pete

Estleman, Loren D.
Aces and Eights (1981)
Wk. 31, 8/2/1876 – Wild Bill Hickok

Eyman, Scott
John Wayne: The Life and Legend (04/01/2014)
Print the Legend: The Life and Times of John Ford (2001)
Wk. 24, 06/11/1979 – John Wayne
Wk. 35, 08/31/1973 – John Ford


Ferber, Edna
Giant (1952)

Fisher, Vardis
Mountain Man  (1965) [fiction]
Wk. 51, 12/21/1972
References – Dictionary Mountain Men
Photo Gallery – Mountain Men Photos

Frantz, Joe Bertram w/ Cordelia Sloan Duke
6,000 Miles of Fence: Life on the XIT Ranch of Texas (1961)
Wk. 46, 11/12/1912 – XIT Ranch
Quotes Index – Rules to Live ByXIT Rules

Fraser, George MacDonald
Flashman and the Redskins (1982)
Historical fiction…
No mention in Old West Daily Reader, but fun and a good feel for the times!  {Doc}

Foote, Mary Hallock
Led-Horse Claim (1883)
A Touch of Sun and Other Stories (1903)
The Valley Road (1913)
Wk. 26, 06/25/1938 – Mary Hallock Foote

Fremont, Jessie Benton
A Year of American Travel: Narrative of Personal Experience (1878)
Souvenirs of My Time (1887)
Wk. 52, 12/27/1902

Frey, Donald R.
Medicine (2006)
No mention in Old West Daily Reader, Just a very good story. – Doc


Gaiter, Leonce
Rufus Buck Farewell note - Novels and History (non-ref)I dreamt I was In Heaven
The Rampage of the Rufus Buck Gang
Wk. 26, 07/01/1896
Photo Gallery Index – Outlaw Photos (B) – Rufus Buck Gang

Glenn, Shirley
The Fighting Marlows: Men Who Wouldn’t Be Lynched (1994) {NOT Listed}
Wk. 51, 12/17/1888
Wk. 03, 01/17/1889
Wk. 04, 01/24/1889

Goetzmann, William H.
Army Exploration in the American West 1803-1863 (1959)
The Originals Index – Expeditions

Grey, Zane
The Heritage of the Desert (1910)
The Last of the Plainsmen (1908)
Riders of the Purple Sage (1912)
Lone Star Ranger (1915)
The Vanishing American (1925)
The Code of the West (1934)
Wk. 43, 10/23/1939

Grinnell, George Bird
Pawnee Hero Tales (1889)
Blackfoot Lodge Tales (1892)
The Story of the Indian (1895)
The Punishment of the Stingy and Other Indian Stories (1901)
The Fighting Cheyennes (1915)
The Cheyenne Indians: Their History and Lifeways (2 vols., 1923)
Wk. 15, 04/11/1938 – George Bird Grinnell
The Originals Index – Native American Tribes
Timelines Index – Timelines A-L – Cheyenne Indians Timeline

Guthrie, A.B. “Bud”
Murders at Moondance (1943)
The Big Sky (1947)
The Way West (1949)
These Thousand Hills (1956)
Wk. 17, 04/26/1991 – Bud Guthrie


Hafen, Leroy R. & others
The Mountain Men and the Fur Trade of the Far West – 10 Volumes (1965 – 2002)
Biographical Sketches…
References – Dictionary Mountain Men
Photo Gallery – Mountain Men Photos
The Originals Index – ExpeditionsThe Fur Trade

Halaas, David F. and Masich, Andrew E.
Halfbreed: The Remarkable True Story of George Bent
— Caught Between the Worlds of the Indian and the White Man (
Wk. 05, 02/03/1865 – reference to George Bent

Hansen, Ron
Dalton Gang, Desperadoes (1979)
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (1983)
PLAYERS – D – Dalton Gang, The (Outlaw Gang)
Photo Gallery Index – Hangings and ShootingsDalton Gang
PLAYERS – J – James, Jesse
Photo Gallery Index – Outlaw photos – Jesse James Photos
Photo Gallery Index – Pushin’ Up Daisies – Jesse James

Harjo, Joy
In Mad Love and War (1990) poetry
Wk. 25, 06/19/2019 – Joy Harjo

Harrigan, Stephen
Gates of the Alamo (2000)
Wk. 10, 03/06/1836 – The Alamo

Haycox, Ernest
(no ref.)
No Law and Order (1942)

Hayden, Dr. Ferdinand Vanderveer
Geological Report of the Exploration of the Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers in 1859-1860 (1869)
Wk. 51, 12/23/1887
The Originals Index – ExpeditionsDr. Ferdinand Vanderveer Hayden

Hedren, Paul L. 
After Custer; Loss and Transformation in Sioux Country (2011)
Quotes Index – Indian Quotes)

Heny, Will
From Where the Sun Now Stands

Hinds, Gordon and E.D. Nix
The Oklahombres, Particullary the Wilder Ones (1929)
Wk: 26, 06/26/1946
Players (D) – Doolin Gang (The Oklahombres) [Outlaws]

Horner, John B.
Oregon: Her History, Her Great Men, Her Literature (1919)
Wk. 19, 05/11/1792

Hocking, Doug {019}
Massacre at Point of Rocks (Novel, 2013)
Marshal of Arizona (2012) [short Epub]
Links to Friends for books

Holcomb, Lawrence
The Last Yahi: A Novel About Ishi (2000)
Wk. 35, 08/29/1911
Wk. 12, 03/25/1916

Holmes, Kenneth L. & Anne M., Butler
Covered Wagon Women:
Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails 1840 – 1849 – Vol. 1 (1995)
Covered Wagon Women:
Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails 1850 – Vol. 2 (1996)
Wk. 16, 04/22/1930 – Pioneer Woman Statue

Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins
Life Among the Piutes: Their Wrongs and Claims (1883)
The Originals Index – Native American Tribes
Monsters and Supernatural Beings of the Old West
Cannibals with Red Hair

Horgan, Paul
Great River:
The Rio Grande in North American History ( 1954)
Pulitzer Prize & Bancroft Prize in History

Hornaday, William Temple
The Extermination of the American Bison (1887)
The American Natural History (1904; revised edition, four volumes, 1914)
Our Vanishing Wildlife: Its Extermination and Preservation (1913)
Wild Life Conservation in Theory and Practice (1914)
and numerous others…
Wk.10, 03/06/1937
The Originals Index – Cow? What Cow?Buffalo?

Hunter, Marvin J.
The Trail Drivers of Texas:
Interesting Sketches of Early Cowboys (1920)
Photo Gallery Index – Cowboy Photos
The Originals Index – Cow? What Cow?

George E. Hyde
Life of George Bent: Written from His Letters (1968)
see also:
Wk. 05, 02/04/1865 – reference to George Bent


Irving, Washington
The Adventures of Captain Bonneville (1837)
The Originals Index – ExpeditionsBonneville 1832


Jackson, Helen Maria Hunt
Century of Dishonor (1882)
It was a great success, but not as Jackson had hoped.  Readers didn’t care about the native characters; they loved the rich Spaniards, and they enthusiastically named the thoroughfares and halls of their new communities; Ramona. California remains rife with things named “Ramona.”
Wk. 32, 08/12/1885 – Helen Maria Hunt Jackson

Beating Back (1913) autobiography
Through the shadows with O Henry (1921)
Wk. 52, 12/26/1961 – Alphonso J. “Al” Jennings


Kelly, Charles
Outlaw Trail (1938)
Wk. 5, 02/03/1893 – Charles Kelly

Kelton, Elmer
Buffalo Wagons (1957)
The Day the Cowboys Quit (1971)
The Time It Never Rained (1973)
Eyes of the Hawk (1974)
The Good Old Boys
The Man Who Rode Midnight (1988)
Slaughter (1992)
The Far Canyon (1994)
The Way of the Coyote (2002)
Wk. 34, 08/22/2009 – Elmer Kelton

Kluckhohn, Clyde
Navajo Witchcraft
see also:
References – Dictionary Skin-Walker
References – DictionaryWitches

Koster,  John
Custer Survivor (2017)
Wk. 26, 06/25/1876 – Little Big Horn
Wk.35, 08/28/1930 – Frank Finkel

Kroeber, Theodora
Ishi: In Two Worlds (1961)
Ishi: Last of his Tribe (1964)
Wk. 35, 08/29/1911
Wk. 12, 03/25/1916


Lavender, David
Bent’s Fort (1954)
Wk. 20/09/1869 – William Wells Bent

Leckie, William H.
The Buffalo Soldiers:
A Narrative of the Negro Cavalry in the West (1967)
Buffalo Soldiers Timeline

Leonard Jr.,  Elmore John
Three-Ten to Yuma (short, 1953)
Last Stand at Sabre River (N, 1959), TV 1997
Hombre (N, 1961)
Valdez is Coming (N, 1970)
Pronto (N, 1993) – Justified 2010
Riding the Rap (N, 1995) – Justified 2010
Fire in the Hole (N, 1991) – Justified 2010
Raylan (N, 2012) – Justified 2010
Wk. 34, 08/20/2013 – Elmore John Leonard

Leonard, Robert D, Hallenbeck, Ken and Adna G. Wilde Jr
Forgotten Colorado Silver – Joseph Lesher’s Defiant Coins (2017)
The story of Joseph Lesher’s “Referendum dollars
Photo: U.S. PD? Amazon Books
Wk. 46, 11/13/1900 – “The Referendum souvenir medal”.
Wk. 27, 07/04/1918 – Joseph Lesher

Limerick, Patricia Nelson
The Legacy of Conquest:
The Unbroken Past of the American West (1987)

Long III, McKendree R. “Mike” {007}
No Good Like It Is (2010)
Dog Soldier Moon (2011)
Wk. 34, 08/20/1942
Links to Friends for books

L’Amour, Louis Dearborn
Westward the Tide (1951)
Hondo (1953)
Radigan (1958)
Sackett (1961)
How the West was Won (1963)
The Quick and the Dead (1973)
The Haunted Mesa (1987)
Wk. 23, 06/10/1988 – Louis L’Amour


Mattes, Merrill J.
Platte River Road Naratives ( 1988)
1812 – 1866

McClintock, Walter
(no ref.)
The Old North Trail (1910)
The Blackfeet tribe share their mythology, religion, ceremonies and songs.
The Originals Index – Native American Tribes

McGowan, Edward
Narrative of Edward McGowan
Including a full account of the author’s adventures and perils while persecuted by the San Francisco vigilance committee of 1856,
former Pennsylvania legislator and police superintendent whose political dealings earned him the nickname “the ballot box stuffer,”
He was among the Democratic politicians run out of town by the San Francisco Committee of Vigilance.
Wk 20, 05/15/1856 – Committee of Vigilance

McMacarthy, Cormac
(no ref.)
Blood Meridan (1985)

McGivern, Ed
Fast and Fancy Revolver Shooting (1938)
Wk. 50, 12/12/1957 – Ed McGivern
Photo Gallery Index – Weapons Photos – Handguns

McGuane, Thomas
Driving on the Rim (2010)
Wk. 50, 12/11/1939 – Thomas McGuane

McLaughlin, Marie L.
Myths and Legends of the Sioux (1916)
The Originals Index – Native American Tribes

McMurtry, Larry
Leaving Cheyenne (1963)
Lonesome Dove (1985) [Pulitzer Prize]
-four-part TV mini-series (1989)
Horseman, Pass By (1961): movie Hud (1963), starring Paul Newman
Streets of Laredo (1993) [sequel to Lonesome Dove]
Dead Man’s Walk (1995)
Comanche Moon (1997)
Buffalo Girls (1990)
Crazy Horse: A Life (1999) – biography [non-fiction]
Sacagawea’s Nickname (2001) – essays on the American West [non-fiction]
Sin Killer (2002)
The Last Kind Words Saloon (2014).
and much more…
Wk. 22, 06/03/1936 – Larry McMurtry

Mercer, Asa
Banditti of the Plains (1894)
Wk. 15, 4/9/1892 – The Johnson County War

Michener, James A.
Centennial (1974)
Photo Gallery Index –Transportation Photos

Momaday, N. Scott
(no ref.)
The Ancient Child (1988)

Monnett, John H.
Fetterman Fight: Indian Views (2017)
Wk. 51, 12/20/1866 – Captain William Judd Fetterman

Moore, Clay

Souter, Dr. Keith

Morgan, Dale L.
Jedediah Smith and the Opening of the West ((1953)
Wk. 21/, 05/27/1831 – Jedediah Smith

Morrell, Edward “Ed”
The Incorrigible (1914) a one-act play
The 25th Man: The Strange Story of Ed. Morrell,
-the Hero of Jack London’s Star Rover (
Wk. 45, 11/10/1946 – Edward “Ed” Morrell

Mother Jones
The Autobiography of Mother Jones (1925)
Wk. 48, 11/30/1930 – Mother Jones

Mulford, Clarence E.
Bar 20 (1906)
Hopalong Cassidy (1910)
Bring Me His Ears (1922)
Mesquite Jenkins (1928)
Hopalong Cassidy Serves a Writ (1941)
Wk. 19, 05/10/1956  – Clarence E. Mulford
Wk. 01, 01/01/1950 – Hopalong Cassidy
PLAYERS (H) – Hopalong Cassidy


Neihardt, John G.
Black Elk Speaks (1932)
Wk. 47, 11/24/1973
Photo Gallery Index – Indian PhotosBlack Elk and Family (4th photo down)

Norris, Frank
The Octopus (1901)
Wk. 19, 05/11/1880 – The Mussel Slough Tragedy


Ondaatje, Michael
The Collected Works of Billy the Kid (1970)
PLAYERS (B) – Billy the Kid
Timelines Index – Timelines A-L – Billy the Kid Timeline
Photo Gallery Index – Billy the Kid Photos
Quotes Index – Billy the Kid Quotes

Ogden, Peter Skene
(and: The Originals Index – ExpeditionsPeter Skene Ogden)
Traits of American Indian Life and Character. By a Fur Trader (1855)
Wk. 39, 09/27/1854
The Originals Index – ExpeditionsPeter Skene Ogden


Parkman, Francis
The California and Oregon Trail:
Sketches of Prairie and Rocky Mountain Life (1849)
The Jesuits in North America (1867)
La Salle and the Discovery of the Great West (1869)
A Half Century of Conflict (1892).
Wk. 45, 11/08/1893 – Francis Parkman

Plummer, Rachael
Twenty One Months Servitude as a Prisoner among the Commanchee Indian (1838)
Wk. 12, 03/19/1839
Timelines Index – Timelines A-L – Comanche Indians Timeline

Portis, Charles
True Grit (1968)
Wk. 06, 02/11/1995 – Henry Hathaway (original movie)
Wk. 51, 12/22/2010 – True Grit (remake movie)

Price, Charles F.
Season of Terror:
The Espinosas in Central Colorado  March-October 1863 (2014)
Wk. 24, 06/17/1882 – Charles Autobee


No “Q” entries at this time.

Radin, Paul
The Peyote Cult (1925)
The first ethnographic account of the peyote ceremony,
the roots of the modern Native American Church.
The Originals Index – Resources and Hazards – Plants – Hallucinogenic PlantsPeyote


Reed, Verner Z. (1862 – 1919)
Lo-To-Kah (1897)
Tales Of The Sunland (1897)
Adobeland Stories ( 1898)
Photo: U.S. PD, Wikipedia


Richter, Conrad
The Sea of Grass (1936)

Robson, Lucia St. Clair
Ride the Wind (1982)
Wk. 20, 05/20/1836


Sandoz, Mari A.

Cheyenne Autumn (1953)
Timelines Index – Timelines A-L – Cheyenne Indians Timeline

Schaefer, Jack W.
Incident on the Trail (1962)
Monte Walsh (1963)
Shane (1949)
Stubby Pringle’s Christmas (1964)
The Canyon (1953)
Wk. 04, 01/24/1991 – Jack W. Schaefer

Sharfstein, Daniel H.
Thunder in the Mountains: Chief Joseph, Oliver Otis Howard, and the Nez Perce War (2017)
Wk. 32, 08/09/1877 – The Battle of Big Hole
Wk. 38, 09/19/1904 – Chief Joseph

Sharp, Abbie Gardner
History of the Spirit Lake Massacre
and Captivity of Miss Abbie Gardner (1985)

Wk. 10, 03/08/1857 – Spirit Lake Massacre

Short, Luke
The Feud at Single Shot (1935)
Blood on the Moon aka: Gunman’s Chance (1941)
Ramrod (1943)
Trouble Country (1976)
Wk. 36, 09/08/1893 – Luke L. Short (The original)

Siringo, Charles A. “Charlie”
A Texas Cowboy;  (1885)
or Fifteen Years on the Hurricane Deck of a Spanish Pony
Riata and Spurs
Two Evil Isms, Pinkertonism And Anarchism
-By A Cowboy Detective Who Knows, As He Spent Twenty-Two Years
–In The Inner Circle Of Pinkerton’s National Detective Agency
A History of Billy the Kid
Wk. 42, 10/18/1928 – Charles A. “Charlie” Siringo
Photo Gallery Index – Cowboy Photos
The Originals Index – Cow? What Cow?
Wk. 26, 07/01/1884 – Alan Pinkerton
PLAYERS (B) – Billy the Kid
Timelines Index – Timelines A-L – Billy the Kid Timeline
Photo Gallery Index – Billy the Kid Photos
Quotes Index – Billy the Kid Quotes

Smith, Joseph
The Book of Mormon:
-An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon
–upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi.
Wk. 13, 03/26/1830 – Book of Mormon (first pub)
Wk 26, 06/26/1844 – Joseph Smith

Sontag, George Contant
A Pardoned Lifer (189?)
Wk. 12, 03/21/1908 – George Contant Sontag

Souter, Dr, Keith aka: Clay Moore
The Doctor - Novels and History (non-ref)
The Doctor (2014?)
A tale of Tombstone’s famous Dr. George E. Goodfellow (fiction)
Part of his series – West of the Big River.
The Doctor’s Bag (20??)
Medicine and Surgery of Yesteryear
Photo: US PD?, Amazon, fair use
Quotes Index – Commentators Quotes – Dr. George Goodfellow
References – Dictionary
Wk. 47, 12/07/1910 – Dr. George E. Goodfellow

Spearman, Frank Hamilton
Nerve of Foley (1900)
Whispering Smith (1906)
Wk. 52, 12/27/1937 – Frank Hamilton Spearman
Wk. 22, 05/28/1971 – Audi Murphy

Stanton, Elizabeth Cady
The Woman’s Bible (1895)
Eighty Years and More (1898)

Wk. 43, 10/26/1902 – Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Stegner, Wallace
Angle of Repose (1971)
Wk. 26, 06/25/1938 – Mary Hallock Foote

Stephens, Ann S.
Maleaska, the Indian Wife of the White Hunter
– the first “Dime Novel” (Beadle’s)
Wk. 23, 06/09/1860 – Beadle’s Dime Novel

Stone, Irving
Men to Match My Mountains:
The Opening of the Far West (1956)

Stowe, Harriet Beecher
Uncle Tom’s Cabin “Life Among the Lowly”
Wk. 12, 03/20/1852 – Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Stratton, Royal B.
Life Among the Indians (1857)
The story of Olive and Mary Ann Oatman

Wk. 12
, 03/20/1903 – Olive Oatman


Thompson, David
(no ref.)
Silver Light (1990)

Thompson, Ryan – editor, photographer
Phil Orr – editor
Bad Luck, Hot Rocks
Conscience Letters and Photographs from the Petrified Forest
see also:
Monsters and Supernatural Beings of the Old WestThe Bodie Curse

Thorp, Raymond (jr.) and Robert Bunker
Crow Killer: The Saga of Liver-Eating Johnson  (1958) [fiction]
Wk. 3, 01/21/1900 –John “Liver Eating” Johnston
Wk 51, 12/21/1972 – Jeremiah Johnson (movie)

Thrapp, Dan
Encyclopedia of Frontier Biography – Vol 1 A-F (1988)
Encyclopedia of Frontier Biography – Vol 2 G-O (1991)
Encyclopedia of Frontier Biography – Vol 3 P-Z (1991)

Turner, Fredrick Jackson
The Frontier in American History (1920)
Significance of of the Frontier in American History (1893)
Wk 11, 3/14/1892 – Fredrick Jackson Turner

Twain, Mark
Roughing It (1872)
Wk. 31, 8/1/1861 – Roughing It
Wk.16, 4/21/1910 – Mark Twain


Uintah-Ouray Ute Tribe
Stories of Our Ancestors” (1974)
The Originals Index – Resources and Hazards – Animals Index Page
Monsters and Supernatural Beings of the Old West – Pawapicts

Unruh, John
The Plains Across:
The Overland Emigrants and the Trans-Mississippi West ( 1979)
Pulitzer Prize Finalist
Photo Gallery Index – Transportation Photos – Hooves, Travois and Wheels

Utley, Robert M.
Geronimo (2012)
The Lance and the Shield: The Life and Times of Sitting Bull (1993)
Geronimo Timeline
Wk 50, 12/15/1890 – Sitting Bull


Vaughan, Victor C.
A Doctor’s Memories 2007
Wk. 10, 03/11/1918 – Influenza

Vaughn, J. W.
With Crook at the Rosebud (1956)
Wk. 12, 3/21/1890 – Major General George Crook,
Photo Gallery Index – Indian PhotosCrazy Horse (bottom of page)

Vestal, Stanley
Sitting Bull: Champion of the Sioux (1932)
New Sources of Indian History, 1850-1891: The Ghost Dance, the Prairie Sioux, A Miscellany (1934)
Wk, 11, 3/15/1921 – Caroline Weldon
Wk. 50, 12/15/1890 – Sitting Bull


Waggoner, Linda M.
Firelight: The Life of Angel De Cora, Winnebago Artist (University of Oklahoma 2008)
Wk. 06, 02/06/1919 – Angel De Cora (Dietz)

Walker, Dale L.
Pacific Destiny:
The Three Century Journey to the Oregon Country (2000)
Photo Gallery Index – Transportation Photos – Hooves, Travois and Wheels

Wallace, Lew
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1880)
Wk. 07, 02/15/1905 – Lew Wallace

Ware, Joseph
Emigrants’ Guide to California (1849)
Largely based on John C. Frémont’s “Report and Map (1845)
The Originals Index – ExpeditionsJohn C. Frémont, 2nd. Expedition.

Webb, Walter Prescott
The Great Plains (1931)

West, Elliot
The Contested Plains:
Indians, Gold Seekers and the Rush to Colorado (1998)
Wk. 42, 10/20/1890 – Colorado Gold Rush

White, David Archer
News of the Plains and Rockies – 8 vol. (1996 – 2001)

Wilder, Laura Ingalls
Pioneer Girl (1930)
House in the Big Woods (1932)
Little House on the Prairie (1935)
Wk. 6, 02/10/1957 – Laura Ingalls Wilder

Winch, Frank
Thrilling Lives of Buffalo Bill and Pawnee Bill (1911)


Life Among the Piautes - book cover - Books - Novels and History (non-ref)Winnemuca, Sarah
Life Among the Piutes  (1883)
Their Wrongs and Claims
A memoir and a history of her people during their first 40 years of contact with European Americans (frequently cited by scholars).
The “first known autobiography written by a Native American woman”.
The first U.S. copyright registration secured by a Native American woman.
Anthropologist Omer Stewart described it as “one of the first and one of the most enduring ethnohistorical books written by an American Indian,”  {001}
Wk. 42, 10/16/1891 – Sarah Winnemucca

Wister, Owen
The Virginian (1902)
Wk.22, 05/28/1902 – The Virginian
Wk. 29, 07/21/1938 – Owen Wister

Woodrell, Daniel
(no ref.)
Woe to Live On (1987)
Ride With the Devil – movie (1999)


X. No “X’ entries at this time.


Young, Colonel Charles
The Military Morale of Nations and Races (1912)
Wk. 02, 01/08/1922 – Colonel Charles Young


Old Indian Legends (1901)
American Indian Stories (1921)
numerous articles and papers
The Originals Index – Native
American Tribes
Wk. 04, 01/26/1938 – Zitkála-Šá


As always with Old West Daily Reader, this is a very light touch
in, around and about the Old West.
None of us have time to read it all…
Enjoy the quest! – Doc

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{001} C 10/21: E 10/17; F 02/12; P 10/21

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