Theodore Roosevelt in the Dakota Badlands: An Historical Guide

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Theodore Roosevelt ranched, hunted, and sought frontier adventures in Dakota Territory between 1883-1887. On the Elkhorn and Maltese Cross Ranches in the badlands of the Little Missouri River Valley, Roosevelt was transformed from eastern aristocrat into a bona fide western cowboy. In Dakota, Roosevelt learned to embody the strenuous life. He went on to serve as the 26th President of the United States. "It was here that the romance of my life began," he declared in 1900. America's greatest Presidential ...
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Theodore Roosevelt ranched, hunted, and sought frontier adventures in Dakota Territory between 1883-1887. On the Elkhorn and Maltese Cross Ranches in the badlands of the Little Missouri River Valley, Roosevelt was transformed from eastern aristocrat into a bona fide western cowboy. In Dakota, Roosevelt learned to embody the strenuous life. He went on to serve as the 26th President of the United States. "It was here that the romance of my life began," he declared in 1900. America's greatest Presidential conservationist made his second home in Dakota, and declared that he would never have become the President of the United States were it not for his time as a Dakota rancher and cowboy.

This book answers frequently asked questions about Roosevelt's sojourn in Dakota Territory; how much time he actually spent here; how close he came to fighting a duel with the violent dreamer the Marquis de Mores; how his ranches got their names; what encounters he had with American Indians; and above all, what he learned from his experiences in what became North Dakota.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780978626709
  • Publisher: Dickinson State University
  • Publication date: 7/28/2006
  • Sales rank: 939,983
  • Product dimensions: 4.00 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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