The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 39, July 1935 - April, 1936

Southwester Historical Quarterly

DeWeese's Letters, Linn's Reminiscences, and Smithwick's Evolu-
tion of a State furnish most interesting and valuable descriptions
of the social life of early Texas. Wall's Following General Sam
Houston was originally a volume of etchings but the publishers
engaged Miss Amelia Williams to write around the pictures a
continuous narrative of Houston's colorful life and the result is
an important contribution to the interpretation of Houston and
his career.
The range of the adventure group touches conflict with Mexico,
Indian wars and depredations, travel and description. Joseph E.
Field was one of the surgeons captured by the Mexicans at Coleto
and spared when Fannin's men were massacred at Goliad. Duval's
Early Times in Texas, Kendall's Santa Fe Expedition, Green's
Journal, and Stapp's Prisoners of Perote deal with some of the
most tragic and stirring incidents in the history of the Republic
of Texas. Sam C. Reid's Texas Rangers constitutes a thrilling
chapter in the history of Texas' participation in the Mexican war.
Duval's Big Foot Wallace, Wilbarger's Indian Depredations, and
Baker's Texas Scrap Book emphasize Indian relations. John C.
Reid's Tramp, though not the most important, is the rarest and
most costly book in the series of reproductions, original copies
having been sold for more than three hundred dollars. It describes
the author's experiences during 1857 on a trip from Selma, Ala-
bama, to the Mesilla Valley in Arizona.
Volumes which have already been issued are Yoakum's History
of Texas, Wilbarger's Indian Depredations, Reid's Texas Rangers,
Duval's Big Foot Wallace, Stapp's Prisoners of Perote, Smith-
wick's Evolution of a State, and Kendall's Santa Fe Expedition.
The Tarahumara. An Indian Tribe of Northern Mexico. By
Wendell C. Bennett and Robert M. Zingg. (The University
of Chicago Press, Chicago, Illinois. 412 pp. Illust.)
This new monograph is a fine example of the splendid work
now being done by American ethnologists. Its material presenta-
tion is perfect in every way. The only criticism that could be
offered would be about the lack of a map covering the area studied
by the authors.


Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 39, July 1935 - April, 1936. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. Accessed July 3, 2015.