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The Resource Life of "Billy" Dixon : plainsman, scout, and pioneer, by Olive K. Dixon ; new introduction by George B. Ward

Life of "Billy" Dixon : plainsman, scout, and pioneer, by Olive K. Dixon ; new introduction by George B. Ward

Label
Life of "Billy" Dixon : plainsman, scout, and pioneer
Title
Life of "Billy" Dixon
Title remainder
plainsman, scout, and pioneer
Statement of responsibility
by Olive K. Dixon ; new introduction by George B. Ward
Creator
Contributor
Author
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book is a compelling narrative of the "wild, free life" on the Great Plains frontier. Ride with Billy Dixon to a high point on the plains and look out over a nearly solid mass of buffalo that stretches in every direction as far as the eye can see. Stand with Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, in the unsettled Texas Panhandle, as hundreds of Comanche, Kiowa, and Cheyenne warriors on horseback charge out of the pre-dawn darkness toward a few dozen buffalo hunters. Crouch down in desperation with Billy Dixon at the Buffalo Wallow Fight as he and a few wounded and dying men lie in a shallow depression on the plains surrounded by howling Indians. The Great Plains frontier is seen through the knowing eyes of a participant who lived that frontier experience and who fortunately left an accurate and engaging record for those who followed -- Book jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F591.D59
LC item number
D58 1987
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Life of "Billy" Dixon : plainsman, scout, and pioneer, by Olive K. Dixon ; new introduction by George B. Ward
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Reprint. Previously published: Rev. ed. Dallas : P.L. Turner, ©1927
  • 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
Control code
15252226
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 258 pages, [12] leaves of plates
Isbn
9780938349136
Lccn
87042528
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Items laid in: 1 copied Marc Simmons Oct. 16, 1988 El Paso Times column (Daughter recalls tales of sharpshooter Dixon); 1 paperslip note; 1 journal clipping containing handwritten note. With covered dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)15252226
Label
Life of "Billy" Dixon : plainsman, scout, and pioneer, by Olive K. Dixon ; new introduction by George B. Ward
Publication
Note
  • Reprint. Previously published: Rev. ed. Dallas : P.L. Turner, ©1927
  • 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
Control code
15252226
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 258 pages, [12] leaves of plates
Isbn
9780938349136
Lccn
87042528
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Items laid in: 1 copied Marc Simmons Oct. 16, 1988 El Paso Times column (Daughter recalls tales of sharpshooter Dixon); 1 paperslip note; 1 journal clipping containing handwritten note. With covered dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)15252226

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