Crooked Trails: Western Classics Frederic Remington

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Crooked Trails: Western Classics  by  Frederic Remington

Crooked Trails: Western Classics by Frederic Remington
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• Two of American western author Frederic Remingtons tales of the Wild West from a century ago are bound together in this Kindle book: Crooked Trails & Pony Tracks.Crooked TrailsYou have heard about the Texas Rangers? Let author FredericMore• Two of American western author Frederic Remingtons tales of the Wild West from a century ago are bound together in this Kindle book: Crooked Trails & Pony Tracks.Crooked TrailsYou have heard about the Texas Rangers?

Let author Frederic Remington introduce you to one of the old originals.Colonel Rip Ford, an ancient warrior who tells the history of America’s wild past when the Texans, the Co-manches, and the Mexicans chased each another over the plains of Texas, and shot and stabbed to find who should inherit the land.Pony Tracks (Short tales, told under the big sky)Excerpt:The bald, square-topped hills of the “bad lands” cut rather hard against the gray of the morning.

Before accepting an invitation to accompany an Indian commission into the Northwest our hero had asked the general quietly if this was a “horseback” or a “wagon outfit.” He had given assurances that he was not a “wagon man”.There is a distinction in the army between wagon men and men who go without wagons by transporting their supplies on pack animals.

The wagon men have always acquired more reputation as travellers than Indian fighters. Being a little late in leaving a point on the railroad, he rode along with Lieutenant Guilfoil, of the Ninth, and moved at a gentle trot pursuing a man in citizen’s clothes.About The AuthorFrederic Sackrider Remington (1861 – 1909) was an American painter, illustrator, sculptor, and writer who specialized in depictions of the Old American West, specifically concentrating on the last quarter of the 19th-century American West and images of cowboys, American Indians, and the U.

S. Cavalry.Remingtons fame made him a favorite of the Western Army officers fighting the last Indian battles. He was invited out West to make their portraits in the field and to gain them national publicity through Remingtons articles and illustrations for Harpers Weekly, particularly General Nelson Miles, an Indian fighter who aspired to the presidency of the United States.

In turn, Remington got exclusive access to the soldiers and their stories and boosted his reputation with the reading public as The Soldier Artist. One of his 1889 paintings depicts eight cavalrymen shooting at Apaches in the rear as they attempt to outrun the Indians.

Another painting that year depicts cavalrymen in an Arizona sandstorm. Remington wrote that the heat was awful and the dust rose in clouds. Men get sulky and go into a comatose state – the fine alkali dust penetrates everything but the canteens.Remington arrived on the scene just after the 1890 massacre at Wounded Knee, South Dakota, in which 150 Sioux, mostly women and children, were killed. He reported the event as The Sioux Outbreak in South Dakota, having hailed the Armys heroic actions toward the Indians. Some of the Miles paintings are monochromatic and have an almost you-are-there photographic quality, heightening the realism, as in The Parley (1898).



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