Life and Adventures of 'Billy' Dixon (Illustrated)

Life and Adventures of 'Billy' Dixon (Illustrated)

by Billy Dixon, Frederick Barde

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Overview

A Narrative in Which Is Described Many Things Relating
to the Early Southwest, with an Account of the
Fight Between Indians and Buffalo Hunters at
Adobe Walls, and the Desperate Engagement
at Buffalo Wallow, for which Congress
voted the Medal of Honor to the
Survivors.

INDEX
Page.
CHAPTER I.
Preface — Introductory — What "Bat" Masterson Said of "Billy" Dixon — How the Story of His Life Was Written — Mrs. Dixon's Devoted Industry in Setting Down the Facts of Her Husband's Life — Fascination of the Plains Country 10
CHAPTER II.
Dixon's Birth and Boyhood — Death of His Parents — From West Virginia to Home of Uncle in Missouri — Lured by Romance of Plains, the Boy Starts in Search of Adventure — Reaches Leavenworth, Kas., and Becomes a Bull-Whacker — Across the Plains — Hires to Farmer McCall 17
CHAPTER III.
To Fort Harker with a Drove of "Shave-tails" — Kills His First Buffalo — The Medicine Lodge Treaty — Approaching Indians — Stirring Scenes — General Harney — Satanta and His Horse — Back to Fort Harker — Prairie Fires 46
CHAPTER IV.
To Baxter Springs, Kas., in 1868 — Hauling Munitions of War to Camp Supply for the Custer Expedition — All the Mules Stampede in Harness — Now Eighteen Years Old and as Hard as Nails — Begins Hunting Buffaloes for their Hides — Establishes a Road Ranch South of Hays City — Lost at Night 76
CHAPTER V.
Dodge City in 1872 — Dixon Never Danced or Gambled — "Cranky" McCabe — Dangerous Country South of the Arkansas — Indian Scare — Name at Boiling Spring on the South Pawnee — Sham Duel — On the Cimarron in 1873 — Prowling Cheyennes — Company M and the Al Frio — History of Buffalo Spring 104
CHAPTER VI.
Down in the Texas Panhandle — Ruins of Original Adobe Walls  — Back to Dodge City — Fitting Out of Big Expedition to Hunt Buffaloes — The Tempestuous and Spectacular Fairchild  — Night Camp in the Plains Country — Dancing on a Dry Buffalo Hide — Floods and Quicksands — Meets Jim and Bob Cator — Fun with Fairchild 142
CHAPTER VII.
The Buffalo-Hunters Establish Themselves at Adobe Walls and Erect Buildings — Origin of old Adobe Walls — A Long Circle in Search of the Best Hunting Grounds — Roaring of the Vast Herd  — Business Begins in Earnest — Caught in Canadian Quicksands  — News at Adobe Walls of Indian Outbreaks — Dixon Forms Hunting Partnership with Hanrahan — Location of Buildings at Adobe Walls — Fancied Security

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149276844
Publisher: Bronson Tweed Publishing
Publication date: 03/09/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 935,843
File size: 1 MB

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