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Autumn 1978

Autumn 1978

Vol. 28, No. 4

Created: Thursday, September 21, 1978

Vol. 28, No. 4

Survival on the High Plains, 1929–1934by Charles Vindex

Colonel Custer’s Copperhead The “Mysterious” Mark Kellogg
by Lewis O. Saum

Henry M. Stanley’s Frontier Apprenticeshipby Thomas D. Isern

Montana’s Righteous Hangmen A Reconsideration
by Merrill G. Burlingame

1870—To the Hangman’s Tree Helena’s Last Vigilante Execution
by Lee Silliman

Categories: Publication, Magazines



Van Cleve, Forty Year’s Gatherin’s, reviewed by Gordon G. Brittan, Jr. | Laubin, Indian Dances of North America, reviewed by Robert Anderson | Kohrs, Conrad Kohrs: An Autobiography, reviewed by Robert T. Smith | Brooks, ed., Not by Bread Alone: The Journal of Martha Spence Heywood, 1850–1856, and Canning and Beeton, eds., The Genteel Gentile: Letters of Elizabeth Cumming, 1857–1858, reviewed by Ted C. Hinckley | Steffen, The Horse Soldier 1776–1943: The United States Cavalryman: His Uniforms, Arms, Accoutrements, and Equipments, Vol. 1, The Revolution, the War of 1812, the Early Frontier, 1776–1850, reviewed by Russell F. Weigley | Fusonie and Moran, eds., Agricultural Literature: Proud Heritage—Future Promise: A Bicentennial Symposium, September 24–26, 1975, reviewed by Robert Whitner Hendrickson, ed., Peopling the High Plains: Wyoming’s European Heritage, reviewed by Robert W. Righter | Koch, Dress Clothing of the Plains Indians, reviewed by Robert Anderson | Lundborg, Up to Now, reviewed by Maxine C. Johnson | Larsen, The Urban West at the End of the Frontier, reviewed by Gunther Barth | Shirley, West of Hell’s Fringe: Crime, Criminals, and the Federal Peace Officer in Oklahoma Territory, 1889–1907, reviewed by Richard White | Coe, Sacred Circles: Two Thousand Years of North American Indian Art, reviewed by H. D. Hampton | Miner and Unrau, The End of Indian Kansas, reviewed by Robert C. Carriker

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Just a Few Drops of Rain, n.d., by Harvey Dunn