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Title: The great plains; the romance of western American exploration, warfare, and settlement, 1527-1870
Year: 1907 (1900s)
Authors: Parrish, Randall, 1858-1923
Publisher: Chicago, McClurg
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation

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th, collecting toll from those travellerswho used the road he had made across the moun-tains. Frequently he was obliged to extract pay atthe muzzle of his rifle, but very few ever got by himscot-free. He died at the age of ninety, and manyof his adventures have found record in the pages ofInman. Old Bill Williams, the guide who led Fremontastray on his last expedition, was a unique char-acter. He had been a Methodist preacher in theEast, but was on the Plains long before Kit Carsonleft the Missouri. No man knew the mountainsbetter, unless it was Jim Bridger. A man of educa-tion, he easily mastered the different languages ofthe tribes, but to both Indians and Mexicans he re-mained an unsolvable riddle and a terror. As atrader he was a total failure, and many of his com-panions considered him partially insane, althougha brave, warm-hearted, and generous man. He wasfinally killed by Indians. James Hobbs had a remarkable career duringhis long life on the frontier. He was for years a (362)
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JAMES P. BECKWOURTH AN EARLY CALIFORNIAN FAMOUS AS TRAPPER AND SCOUT FRONTIER SCOUTS AND GUIDES prisoner among the Indians, a soldier in the warwith Mexico, an officer in the revolt against Maxi-milian, an Indian-fighter, miner, trapper, trader,and Government scout. Tom Tobin was the last of these famous trappersand hunters of the old regime to pass away. Hewas a quick-tempered Irishman, under the averagestature and red-faced, always ready for fight orfrolic. He was present at most of the famous In-dian battles of the early explorers; but his greatestachievement was killing the notorious Mexicanbandit Espinosa in a desperate hand-to-hand con-flict in 1864. William F. Cody and Amos Chapman William F. Cody (Buffalo Bill) and AmosChapman were the best-known bordermen of laterdays, and were worthy to rank with those mentionedabove. Cody began his career on the Plains as amere boy on a caravan trip to Santa Fe, becameteamster on a bull train, driver on the Overland,and Pony Express rider b

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