The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 36, July 1932 - April, 1933 Page: 233

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enabled Barry to kill the animal with his knife. The feat made
him champion for a day.
The man who discovered the Barry manuscript, edited it, and
found a publisher for it was James K. Greer, who took his doc-
tor's degree from the University of Texas in 1927. Greer, a
trained historian, taught for a time at Texas Woman's College
at Denton, and is now professor of history at Howard University,
in Birmingham, Alabama. Though Greer tells us in the Fore-
word that the manuscript was presented to the University of
Texas Library by Mr. Kossuth Barry, son of the author, he does
not tell us that it was through his own effort that the original
Barry papers came to the University. Among the papers are
notes and also a diary covering several years prior to 1862.
Professor Greer's services, and those of his publisher, extended
beyond the limits of the state in the publication of the book. It
should be in every library in Texas, and wherever readers have
any interest in the Western frontier. As a record of the activi-
ties of the Texas Rangers, the book should rank with Samuel C.
Reid's and Captain J. B. Gillett's accounts.
A Warrior Who Fought Custer. Interpreted and edited by Dr.
Thomas B. Marquis. (Minneapolis: The Midwest Pub-
lishing Company, 1931. Pp. vii, 384. Illustrations and
Thomas B. Marquis, editor of the volume under review, spent
more than forty years of his life in Montana, where he was for
some time resident physician to the Northern Cheyennes. His
association with these Indians led him to become an investigator
of their history, especially that portion of it which surrounds
the Custer fight. Among the Cheyennes Dr. Marquis found
Wooden Leg the best informed and one of the most intelligent
Indians. The story is an autobiography of this remarkable In-
dian character.
Though the title indicates that the emphasis is mainly on
Custer and his fate, the most valuable part of the book does not
deal with Custer at all. The book is one of a group of recent
studies that reveals to us, as it has not been revealed before, the
inner life of the Indian. It belongs with the unpublished work


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