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Bosque Primer: An Introduction to the History of Bosque County

Description: Book discussing the history of Bosque County, Texas from before European explorers came into the area up until around 1941. The information in the book covers immigration, Indian raids, Civil War years, and railroads. Bibliography begins on page 56.
Date: 1976
Creator: Radde, Rebecca D.
Partner: Cleng Peerson Research Library at the Bosque Museum

Juana: A Spanish Girl in Central Texas

Description: Biographical account of Juana Cavasos, a Spanish-Italian woman who survived a Comanche raid but was taken as their captive; eventually she was traded to a white man at a Comanche trading post near Waco, Texas. This book details her journey, and includes a few maps showing the routes taken. Bibliography begins on page 133.
Date: 2007
Creator: Andrus, Pearl
Partner: Cleng Peerson Research Library at the Bosque Museum

Lost and Found; or Three Months with the Wild Indians: A Brief Sketch of the Life of Ole T. Nystel, Embracing his Experience While in Captivity to the Comanches, and Subsequent Liberation from Them

Description: Autobiography of the life of Ole T. Nystel, detailing his early childhood, and his time spent as a Comanche captive. This book contains photographs of Nystel, and family members as well as a map of Bosque County and the surrounding area. Notes begin on page 25.
Date: 1994
Creator: Nystel, Ole T., 1853-1930.
Partner: Cleng Peerson Research Library at the Bosque Museum

"Between the Creeks"

Description: Compiled transcriptions of newspaper articles written by Gwen Pettit about the local history of Allen, Texas. The articles are organized by topic, including land & prairie, Indians, cattle trails, Republic of Texas, Lyndon Baines Johnson, churches, schools, Sam Bass, late 1800s, Civil War, early 1900s, holiday stories, founding families, early roads, early Lucas, early Fairview, H&TC Railroad, photos & sketches, poems, and other articles.
Date: July 2006
Creator: Fisher, Lindy
Partner: UNT Libraries

Recollections of Boerne and Kendall County

Description: A book of histories, stories, documents, images, letters, and lists relevant to Kendall County's growth and development. The contents focus on the people, geography, and topography of the area. The book also features accounts from eyewitnesses and experts.
Date: 1949/1999
Creator: Gray, Edith A.
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library

Early Swedish Settlers

Description: Historical survey of the history of Swedish communities in McCulloch County, especially the East Sweden area and Soldiers Waterhole historic marker. This report contains compiled stories, correspondence, and tables.
Date: 1971/1972
Creator: McCulloch County Historical Survey Committee
Partner: McCulloch County Historical Commission

History of Montague County

Description: This book gives a history of Montague County, told through anecdotal accounts covering events that span from the mid-1800s to the early 1900s.
Date: 1913
Creator: Potter, Mrs. W. R.
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Texas Almanac for 1869 and Emigrant's Guide to Texas.

Description: The almanac covers general topics about the state of Texas including statistics for individual counties, agriculture, trade, expenditures, and weather, as well as discussions of legal and social issues of the time.
Date: 1869~
Partner: Texas State Historical Association

The Early History of Floyd County

Description: This book discusses the history of Floyd County, Texas, including the general organization of the county, the first settlers and settlements, battles, expeditions, and notable individuals. The index begins on page 141.
Date: 1947
Creator: Hall, Claude V.
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Early Settlers Life in Texas

Description: This book describes the early history of Hill County, located in Texas, including the author's trip to Texas, information about the first settlers, prominent men, Native American massacres, government, and the general organization of the county.
Date: 1963
Creator: Kirkpatrick, A. Y.
Partner: UNT Libraries

History of Dallas County, Texas : from 1837 to 1887

Description: A history of the settlement and political organization of Dallas County as well as altercations between Anglo-American settlers and the indigenous American Indians of the region.
Date: 1887
Creator: Brown, John Henry
Partner: UNT Libraries

Comanche Texts

Description: This book contains Comanche folktales, along with the English translations. They are broken into several sections which are listed (along with brief summaries of the stories) in the table of contents: coyote stories; fairy tales and fables; manners and morals; adventure; and obtaining and preparing food. Both the English and Comanche texts have numbered footnotes to line up the translation, explained in the Editor's Note (p. iii); there is also an Explanatory Note describing the Comanche transcription (p. xiii). A vocabulary list including an explanation starts on page 132.
Date: 1958
Creator: Canonge, Elliott D.
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Portions of a Book About Pioneer Narratives]

Description: Portion of Narratives of the Early Settlers of the South-West containing the frontier accounts of Colonel Brown, John Shelby, John Rains, and John Carr. Many pages are partially or entirely missing.
Date: unknown
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Elizabeth Simpson Cooper Memoir]

Description: Photocopy of Elizabeth Simpson Cooper's memoir about her childhood in Virginia and later her time in Kansas after moving westward with her family. In the text of her memoir, she describes her school days in Virginia, church, Cooper family history, "Bleeding Kansas" (the period of conflict over deciding if Kansas would be a free or a slave state), and the Civil War in Kansas as well as her personal encounters with Native Americans in Kansas.
Date: 1931-02-24/1932
Creator: Cooper, Elizabeth Simpson, 1840-
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Amerikanische Jagd- und Reiseabenteuer: aus meinem Leben in den westlichen Indianergebieten.

Description: This German text recounts the author's adventures traveling the western United States over a sixteen-year period. The author describes his encounters with Native Americans and the natural environment, especially the animals he hunted. The book also includes illustrations made by the author during his travels.
Date: 1858
Creator: Armand, 1806-1889
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Die Tochter Tehuan's: oder Texas im vorigen Jahrhundert.

Description: This German text is a work of fiction that paints a historical picture of life in Spanish Texas. The protagonist is a young Spanish immigrant, Don Hesu Navarro, who befriends Tehuan and his family. The action is centered around the San Jose Mission in San Antonio.
Date: 1866
Creator: Hoermann, Alto S. (Alto Sebastian), 1829-1867
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Texas: mit besonderer Rücksicht auf deutsche Auswanderung und die physischen Verhältnisse des Landes nach eigener Beobachtung geschildert

Description: This German text is an account of the author's travels in Texas from December, 1845 to April, 1847. The book describes Texas primarily from a natural history perspective, although the author recounts all aspects of his travels including interactions with Native Americans. According to the author, the book was written with German emigrants in mind.
Date: 1849
Creator: Roemer, Ferdinand, 1818-1891
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Panhandle Pilgrimage: Illustrated Tales Tracing History in the Texas Panhandle

Description: This text covers the history of the Panhandle region of the state of Texas from prehistory through 1978. The chapters are organized chronologically and include segments devoted to the first towns, historically significant persons, and other events in the area along with photographs, maps, and other illustrations.
Date: 1978
Creator: Robertson, Pauline Durrett & Robertson, R. L.
Partner: Canyon Area Library

Indian Fights on the Texas Frontier

Description: A book about an author coming to Texas in 1843, and his experiences on the frontier.
Date: 1927
Creator: Deaton, E. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Indian Tribes of the Lower Mississippi Valley and Adjacent Coast of the Gulf of Mexico

Description: Book describing various tribes of the lower Mississippi Valley and adjacent coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Includes information on: the tribes' locations; dress and ornaments; tattooing; arts and industries; economic life; medicine; birth, education, and the division of labor; games; etiquette; marriage; social organization; feasts; war; funeral ceremonies; religions; and origin of the tribe.
Date: 1911
Creator: Swanton, John Reed
Partner: UNT Libraries

The works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Vol. 15

Description: Volume XV of the Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft: History of the North Mexican States and Texas.
Date: 1886
Creator: Bancroft, Hubert Howe
Partner: Palestine Public Library

Documents of Texas History

Description: Book containing 141 documents pertinent to the history of Texas. These range from reports by Spanish explorers in the sixteenth century to speeches and legal cases from the twentieth century. Each document is preceded by brief introduction by the editors.
Date: 2002
Creator: Wallace, Ernest; Vigness, David M., 1922-1979 & Ward, George B.
Partner: Texas State Historical Association

The Espuela Land and Cattle Company: A Study of a Foreign-Owned Ranch in Texas

Description: Book containing the history of Spur Ranch and its London-based owners, the Espuela Land and Cattle Company. It covers topics including the founding of the ranch, its environs, expenses, personnel, conflicts with native peoples and neighbors, and life on the range.
Date: 1970
Creator: Holden, William Curry, 1896-
Partner: Texas State Historical Association