The Adventures of Big-Foot Wallace, the Texas Ranger and

The Adventures of Big-Foot Wallace, the Texas Ranger and Hunter (1870) ➵ The Adventures of Big-Foot Wallace, the Texas Ranger and Hunter (1870) Read ➼ Author John Crittenden Duval – William A Wallace 1816–1899 went from his native Virginia to Texas in 1836 shortly after the battle of San Jacinto for the purpose of taking pay out of the Mexicans for the murder of his brother and William A Wallace – went from his native of Big-Foot ePUB ✓ Virginia to Texas in shortly after the battle of San Jacinto The Adventures Kindle - for the purpose of taking pay out of the Mexicans for the murder of his brother and cousin His experiences as Adventures of Big-Foot MOBI · a hunter Indian fighter member of the Mier Expedition – defender of the old Republic in the Mexican War and Texas Adventures of Big-Foot Wallace, the eBook õ Ranger were chronicled by his comrade John C Duval in this free hand biography first published in Because Duval as the editors note felt free to adapt his materials in order to make the book interesting and used many novelistic devices in his own way he achieves something of the effect of the twentieth century school of biographers He makes his characters live Although Part I dealing with Big Foot's adventures as a hunter and Indian fighter is a mixture of fact and fiction Part II the account of his role in the Mier Expedition is unretouched told from the point of view of an actual participant and stands as the most realistic straight narrative of this dramatic chapter in Texas history It is the heart of the biography The Indian adventures are a prologue for it; and Part III the final comedy of Big Foot in the settlements makes an epilogue In this classic of early Texas the reader will recognize three literary traditions of the nineteenth century the journals and memoirs of the pioneers; the romantic adventure story; and the broadly humorous yarn of the American frontier This book published in has been reformatted for the Kindle and may contain an occasional defect from the original publication or from the reformatting.

10 thoughts on “The Adventures of Big-Foot Wallace, the Texas Ranger and Hunter (1870)

  1. Andy Herzfeld Andy Herzfeld says:

    John Duval has thoroughly researched Big Foot Wallace a legendary Texas Ranger He writes this book as if Big Foot is telling the story and he is his own story This is a gritty determined hard charging frontiersman who fought Indians Mexicans and Outlaws This takes place before the Texas Rangers were formally established back then a group of capable men were rounded up to chase down the horse thieves or whoever it may be Great detail in the struggles and the fights with Mexico and being a prisoner of the Mexican Army Lots of thirst and heat and endless desert He comes out on top and there is a surprising amount of really hilarious humor in this book that keeps you laughing as Big Foot tells on himself and others Excellent book

  2. Thomas Thomas says:

    Lengthy vignettes of a brief interlude in time now passedThis is not a history book nor a scholarly writing The value of this book is in the descriptions of events that are obviously enhanced for reader enjoyment An entertaining read

  3. Chad A. Pentecost Chad A. Pentecost says:

    Old west at its bestAny fan of westerns or historical fiction will enjoy this book There are some racial slurs in the book so be prepared for those Entertaining exciting and educational

  4. LyleStiles LyleStiles says:

    This wuz good readin'This is one of those books that you can not put down If you love real history and the early American west this is for you Told in the way of a adventurous old timmer spinning a yarn about his younger days over a campfire under the stars

  5. Brenda Morris Brenda Morris says:

    It's interesting to read about the early days of the Republic of Texas but Wallace is also very racist

  6. John Rhoads John Rhoads says:

    Adventure is as adventure was As I stand on a pair of size 13's the trials of big foot are not unfamiliar to me The adventures though are truly a big deal

  7. Bigbill Bigbill says:

    Really enjoyed this book The language and attitude was a refreshing change Enjoyed learning about Big Foot and the history of Teas that he imparted in this book

  8. Doris Raines Doris Raines says:


  9. Betty Betty says:

    Good book but too racist for me

  10. Dave Dave says:

    Good book I typically like true stories over fiction It was interesting to hear from this perspective

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