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Life of Tom Horn : Government Scout and Interpreter
by Tom Horn and Dean Krakel


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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.  Read more...


 
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Overview

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.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780806110448
  • ISBN-10: 0806110449
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
  • Publish Date: February 1973
  • Page Count: 272
  • Dimensions: 7.59 x 4.83 x 0.83 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.65 pounds

Series: Western Frontier Library (Paperback)

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