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    Oklahombres: Particularly the Wilder Ones (Paperback) By (author) Evett Dumas Nix, By (author) Gordon Hines, Introduction by Gary L. Roberts

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    DescriptionGangs of outlaws were overrunning Oklahoma Territory when E. D. Nix was appointed U.S. marshal in 1893. His memoir evokes a time and place that brought criminals and merchants and cowpunchers and settlers together, often explosively. Oklahombres, originally published in 1929, is an authentic history of human wildness. In these pages the Dalton brothers are shown in full career, as well as the Doolin gang, Bitter Creek Newcomb, Henry Starr, Cattle Annie, Rolla Kapp, Dick Yeager, the Jennings boys, and a large cast of cattle thieves, counterfeiters, and whiskey peddlers. Lawmen are no less memorable than the lawless: Bill Tilghman, Chris Madsen, and Heck Thomas are among the deputies who help Nix in his cleaning-up campaign. Adding to the richness of this account of early days in Oklahoma Territory are such personages as Judge Isaac Parker, Rose of Cimarron, and Chief Bacon Rind of the Osage Indians. Nix himself emerges as a public official of great integrity. Because of his adherence to a code of honor, he could later say that during his administration "not a single man was killed who was not a notorious lawbreaker." Perhaps his proudest moment came when he fired the gun that sent homesteaders rushing into the Cherokee Strip on September 16, 1893. That scene, described with cinematic vividness, is one of many high points in Oklahombres. Introducing this Bison Book edition is Gary L. Roberts, a professor of history at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and the author of Death Comes for the Chief Justice: The Slough-Rynerson Quarrel and Political Violence in New Mexico (1990).


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    Title
    Oklahombres
    Subtitle
    Particularly the Wilder Ones
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Evett Dumas Nix, By (author) Gordon Hines, Introduction by Gary L. Roberts
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 316
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 500 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780803283664
    ISBN 10: 0803283660
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBLL, HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/19CNTY
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: HS
    B&T General Subject: 430
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/PLAINS
    Libri: I-HS
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036040
    Ingram Theme: GEOG/OKLAHO
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB
    B&T Approval Code: A16505020
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC12A: 976.6
    LC classification: HV6452.O5N
    DC22: 364.9766
    LC classification: HV6452.O5 N59 1993
    LC subject heading: ,
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    37ill.
    Publisher
    University of Nebraska Press
    Imprint name
    University of Nebraska Press
    Publication date
    25 April 1993
    Publication City/Country
    Lincoln
    Author Information
    Introducing this Bison Book edition is Gary L. Roberts, a professor of history at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and the author of "Death Comes for the Chief Justice: The Slough-Rynerson Quarrel and Political Violence in New Mexico" (1990).