Life of Tom Horn: Government Scout and Interpreter (Western Frontier Library #26) (Paperback)

Life of Tom Horn: Government Scout and Interpreter (Western Frontier Library #26) By Tom Horn, Dean Krakel (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Tom Horn, Dean Krakel (Introduction by)
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On November 20, 1903, Tom Horn was hanged in Cheyenne, Wyoming, for the murder of a fourteen-year-old nester boy. Horn-army scout and interpreter for Generals Willcox, Crook, and Miles in the Apache wars, Pinkerton operative, cattle detective, and "King of Cowboys"-was hanged like a common criminal, many think mistakenly.

His own account of his life, written while he was in prison and first published in 1904, is not really a vindication, says Dean Krakel in his introduction. "While the appendix is spiked with interesting letters, testimonials, and transcripts, they don't really add up to anything in the way of an explanation of what really happened."

Regardless of Horn's guilt or innocence, his story, beginning when he was a runaway Missouri farm boy, provides a firsthand look at scout Al Sieber in action, at the military both great and small, at the wily Geronimo, the renegade Natchez, and old Chief Nana of the Apaches.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780806110448
ISBN-10: 0806110449
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Publication Date: July 16th, 2021
Pages: 292
Language: English
Series: Western Frontier Library