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his lot and finding joy in the simple things he could afford. His
principal pride was in his unyielding integrity and his physical
and spiritual toughness.
From this background, Caesar Hohn ventured into a larger
world. He attended the A. and M. College of Texas, where he
studied "book-farming," as the limited scientific agriculture of the
day was contemptuously labeled. He also played the suicidal
primitive football of the era and broadened his horizons by en-
counters with places and people completely foreign to the world
of the German settlements of Yorktown and Cuero.
In time he became a classroom teacher and coach, went back
to college for an advanced degree, and found his place in the
world as a member of the field faculty of the Agricultural Exten-
sion Service. His talents found their best expression in this work
during the emergency programs of World War II. He won na-
tional recognition through his near-genius for bringing farmers
and migrant laborers together in a practical human working rela-
tionship that was immensely productive.
Hohn is presently retired, living in the historic little village of
Independence, near the Brazos. He still has his deep love for
people and the soil and for the life which one can produce from
the other. He continues to work almost as hard as he ever did,
looking after a ranch he has restored to its old-time fertility and
a herd of cattle which he and a friend run on its again-fertile acres.
It is good that Dutch took time out from his labors to write this
book. His story is a significant part of the history of Texas.
Humanities Research Center
The University of Texas
The Kickapoos: Lords of the Middle Border. By A. M. Gibson.
Norman (University of Oklahoma Press), 1963. The Civili-
zation Of The American Indian Series. Vol. 70. Pp. xv+391.
Preface, illustrations, map, bibliography, index. $6.95.
Arrell M. Gibson portrays the history of the Kickapoos under
French, British, and Anglo-American control. The book is pri-
marily historical; it is not concerned in detail with ethnic or cul-
tural associations. The main theme is the great and continual


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