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The Wind Blew Free


I was born upon the prairie where the wind
blew free and there was nothing to break the
light of the sun. I was born where there were… 31 more words


Today in Texas History - May 18

From the Annals of the Comanche – In 1871, a war party of more than 100 Kiowas, Comanches, Kiowa-Apaches, Arapahoes, and Cheyennes from the Fort Sill Reservation in Oklahoma attacked Henry Warren’s wagon train on the Butterfield Overland Mail route.  169 more words

Today In Texas History

"Empire of the Summer Moon" by S. C. Gwynne

Pretty interesting history of the Comanche during the Texas-Indian wars, and also a sort-of biography of Cynthia Ann Parker and her son, Quanah.  Cynthia was kidnapped in a raid on her family’s frontier fort when she was 9 years old.   743 more words


A Savage Verdict

I’ve been reading a lot of books featuring first-hand accounts of America in the days of the pioneers and their encounters with Indians – especially stories of captives. 833 more words

Book Recommendation - Legend of the Bluebonnet

One of the most pleasant memories of my childhood was being read to, or reading books myself. My bibliophilia has followed me into my adult life. 236 more words


Sacred Dog

American Indians called the horse  ‘sacred dog’ and acquired him  in the mid-1500s when De Soto and Coronado brought it to our shores. The Indians took to the animal like brilliance takes to  rainbows. 476 more words

A Writer's Story

Good Book: The Son by Philipp Meyer

The Son is an historical epic set in the American West. Separate plot lines follow three generations of the McCullough family in Texas. The stories of Eli, Peter, and Jeannie are driven by ruthless violence, survival, power lust, coming-of-age, and guilt. 364 more words