Trails Plowed Under: Stories of the Old West

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"Russell writes easily, and in the vernacular. He tells of Indians and Indian fighters, buffalo hunts, bad men, wolves, wild horses, tough hotels, drinking customs, and hard-riding cowboys. . . . [He] lived long enough in the West to acquire a vast amount of information and lore, and he has left enough from his brush to prove his place as a sound interpreter of a stirring period and a fascinating country."-New York Times. "Russell was the greatest painter who ever painted a range man, a range cow, a range horse, or a Plains Indian. He savvied the ...
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Overview

"Russell writes easily, and in the vernacular. He tells of Indians and Indian fighters, buffalo hunts, bad men, wolves, wild horses, tough hotels, drinking customs, and hard-riding cowboys. . . . [He] lived long enough in the West to acquire a vast amount of information and lore, and he has left enough from his brush to prove his place as a sound interpreter of a stirring period and a fascinating country."-New York Times. "Russell was the greatest painter who ever painted a range man, a range cow, a range horse, or a Plains Indian. He savvied the cow, the grass, the blizzard, the drought, the wolf, the young puncher in love with his own shadow, the old waddie remembering rides and thirsts of far away and long ago. He was a wonderful storyteller. . . . His subjects were warm with life, whether awake or asleep, at a particular instant, under particular conditions. Trails Plowed Under, prodigally illustrated, is a collection of yarns and ancedotes saturated with humor and humanity."-J. Frank Dobie, Guide to Life and Literature of the Southwest. Brian W. Dippie is a professor of history at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, and the author of Catlin and His Contemporaries: The Politics of Patronage Nebraska 1990.
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Editorial Reviews

New York Times
"Russell writes easily, and in the vernacular. He tells of Indians and Indian fighters, buffalo hunts, bad men, wolves, wild horses, tough hotels, drinking customs, and hard-riding cowboys. . . . [He] lived long enough in the West to acquire a vast amount of information and lore, and he has left enough from his brush to prove his place as a sound interpreter of a stirring period and a fascinating country."—New York Times
Guide to Life and Literature of the Southwest

"Russell was the greatest painter who ever painted a range man, a range cow, a range horse, or a Plains Indian. He savvied the cow, the grass, the blizzard, the drought, the wolf, the young puncher in love with his own shadow, the old waddie remembering rides and thirsts of far away and long ago. He was a wonderful storyteller. . . . His subjects were warm with life, whether awake or asleep, at a particular instant, under particular conditions. Trails Plowed Under, prodigally illustrated, is a collection of yarns and ancedotes saturated with humor and humanity."—J. Frank Dobie, Guide to Life and Literature of the Southwest

— J. Frank Dobie

Guide to Life and Literature of the Southwest - J. Frank Dobie
"Russell was the greatest painter who ever painted a range man, a range cow, a range horse, or a Plains Indian. He savvied the cow, the grass, the blizzard, the drought, the wolf, the young puncher in love with his own shadow, the old waddie remembering rides and thirsts of far away and long ago. He was a wonderful storyteller. . . . His subjects were warm with life, whether awake or asleep, at a particular instant, under particular conditions. Trails Plowed Under, prodigally illustrated, is a collection of yarns and ancedotes saturated with humor and humanity."—J. Frank Dobie, Guide to Life and Literature of the Southwest
New York Times

"Russell writes easily, and in the vernacular. He tells of Indians and Indian fighters, buffalo hunts, bad men, wolves, wild horses, tough hotels, drinking customs, and hard-riding cowboys. . . . [He] lived long enough in the West to acquire a vast amount of information and lore, and he has left enough from his brush to prove his place as a sound interpreter of a stirring period and a fascinating country."—New York Times

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803289611
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/1996
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 210
  • Sales rank: 776,848
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.08 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Brian W. Dippie is a professor of history at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, and the author of Catlin and His Contemporaries: The Politics of Patronage (Nebraska 1990).
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Table of Contents

The Story of the Cowpuncher 1
A Gift Horse 7
A Savage Santa Claus 9
Dunc McDonald 15
The Trail of the Reel Foot 17
Bullard's Wolves 23
Injuns 25
Whiskey 31
When Pete Sets a Speed Mark 35
Bill's Shelby Hotel 37
Dan Lane's Buffalo Yarn 41
Bab's Skees 51
Night Herd 55
Curley's Friend 57
When Mix Went to School 65
Mormon Murphy's Confidence 69
Lepley's Bear 75
How Louse Creek Was Named 77
Johnny Reforms Landusky 79
Safety First - But Where Is It? 83
A Pair of Outlaws 85
The Ghost Horse 91
Range Horses 103
The Horse 107
Tommy Simpson's Cow 111
Hands Up! 113
Mormon Zack, Fighter 117
Finger-That-Kills Wins His Squaw 121
Dog Eater 129
How Lindsay Turned Indian 133
Broke Buffalo 145
A Ride In a Moving Cemetery 147
A Reformed Cowpuncher at Miles City 151
Ranches 157
Fashions 161
The Open Range 163
Bronc Twisters 165
There's More than One David 173
The War Scars of Medicine-Whip 177
How Pat Discovered the Geyser 187
Some Liars of the Old West 191
Highwood Hank Quits 195
Longrope's Last Guard 199
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