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subjects should be checked: description of Bowie as compared to
J. Frank Dobie's "Jim Bowie, Big Dealer," Southwestern Historical
Quarterly, LX (January, 1957); Travis' romance with Rebecca
Cummings and his last letter regarding his son; the little known
soldiers in the Alamo such as Micajah Autry and Daniel Cloud;
the deaths of Travis, Bowie, and Crockett; the story of Madam
Candelaria; the number of Mexican soldiers at the Alamo and
the number killed; Santa Anna's mock wedding; the early relation-
ship, if any, between Travis and Bonham; the emissaries to see
Santa Anna on February 23; Bowie's illness and his fall from the
cannon; the details of Bonham's trips in and out of the Alamo;
the name of Bowie's servant in the Alamo, if any; the last mes-
senger from the Alamo; the interpretation of the various Mexican
accounts as well as those of Mrs. Almaron Dickerson and Travis'
slave Joe.
It should appear obvious that the story of the Alamo will remain
a challenge to talented writers into perpetuity. J. P. BRYAN
Texas Indian Papers, 186o-g96. Edited by James M. Day and
Dorman Winfrey. Austin (Texas State Library), 1961. Pp.
495. Illustrations, index. $7.00.
This volume, edited by James M. Day, director of the Texas
State Archives, and by Dorman Winfrey, director-librarian of the
Texas State Library, is the fourth and concluding compilation of
the documents pertaining to the Indian affairs of Texas. The pro-
duction of this tome carries out the legislative mandate to make
the archives available to the public. The format of the volume
follows the same high standards of editing and scholarship begun
by Winfrey in the first three volumes.
This last of the series contains letters and reports of citizens
and officials giving the detailed accounts of Indian raids and long
lists of claims for the same. The vast compilation of data sadly
refutes the promises of reckless men who led frontier settlers to
believe that removal of the Indians from the reservations in
Young and Throckmorton counties, which was effected in 1859,
would solve the Indian problem and stop the depredations in
Texas. Torture, mutilation, and murder, as well as robbery and


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