Bad Men and Bad Towns

Bad Men and Bad Towns

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by Wayne C. Lee
     
 


Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press

Wayne C. Lee chronicles the violent history of the Nebraska Territory. The state's history is full of stories about violent feuds between settlers and landowners, native peoples and soldiers, con-artists and bandits. Many of these stories end abruptly at the end of a vigilante rope

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Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press

Wayne C. Lee chronicles the violent history of the Nebraska Territory. The state's history is full of stories about violent feuds between settlers and landowners, native peoples and soldiers, con-artists and bandits. Many of these stories end abruptly at the end of a vigilante rope.

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Midwest Book Review

"Frontier days were rugged in early Nebraska. Master storyteller Wayne Lee Chronicles the violence of its people and towns from 1823 to 1925. Bad Men & Bad Towns delves into bizarre and brutal incidents which occurred in some tiny towns and previously ignored regions. From the time of the earliest pioneers, there existed a tug-of-war for space and resources. Native Nebraskans, the Indians, were trying to hold onto their homes and hunting grounds. Their methods for discouraging the influx of Easterners made for some ghastly, gory tales. Yet, the violence of the region cannot be attributed solely to it's original inhabitants. Homesteaders grappled for their claims on the land, often with surprising vengeance. Farmers, ranchers, and trappers disputed land uses and boundaries, sometimes employing uncivilized means of persuasion. Entrepreneuring shysters and brazen bandits contributed their disorderly share. And always, there was the threatening presence of clandestine vigilante justice. In Bad Men & Bad Towns, Lee's commanding grasp of history is combined with a colorful storytelling style to paint a portrait of Nebraska's frontier days. Bad Men & Bad Towns is a valuable contribution to American West collections."—Midwest Book Review
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"Wayne C. Lee's Bad Men and Bad Towns chronicles is all from the rowdy 1823 to 1925 years in Nebraska. It's a western work of art detailing the clash between the natives and the settlers."—Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870043499
Publisher:
Caxton Press
Publication date:
01/01/1993
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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