I Tom Horn

I  Tom Horn

This brought Crook looking for Al Sieber and Tom Horn again . We could have anything we wanted , the general said , and had only to name it . It happened it was for me to say , as Sieber was down with infection in his bad foot ...

Author: Will Henry

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803272839

Category: Fiction

Page: 339

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In I, Tom Horn, originally published in 1975, Will Henry presents a fictional autobiography of Tom Horn that answers decisively the question?did Tom Horn kill fourteen-year-old Willie Kickell, or was he framed? Horn was a cavalry scout in Arizona Territory during the last Apache campaigns, a champion rodeo rider, a Pinkerton, and finally a stock detective in Wyoming. Known and feared as el hombre de sombra (the shadow man), Horn?s lifetime (1860?1903) spans one of the most colorful and tumultuous periods of the Old West. In this novel Will Henry provides a multidimensional portrait of Tom Horn as a man capable of humor, compassion, and love, and also one who could kill without the least remorse. This figure is set against equally compelling portraits of Al Sieber, chief of scouts under General Crook, and apache leaders in the Four Families of the Chiricahuas, names now fabled in American frontier history Nana, Chato, and Geronimo.
Categories: Fiction

Tom Horn in Life and Legend

Tom Horn in Life and Legend

Kantor, Wicked Water; Raine, “Tom Horn,” clipping, DP, 23 January 1949, Tom Horn Biographical File, AHC; Blatt, “Wicked Water,” 24 September 2006, http://tomhorn.com/forum/; Tuska andPiekarski, Encyclopedia of Frontier andWestern ...

Author: Larry D. Ball

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806145181

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 568

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Some of the legendary gunmen of the Old West were lawmen, but more, like Billy the Kid and Jesse James, were outlaws. Tom Horn (1860–1903) was both. Lawman, soldier, hired gunman, detective, outlaw, and assassin, this darkly enigmatic figure has fascinated Americans ever since his death by hanging the day before his forty-third birthday. In this masterful historical biography, Larry Ball, a distinguished historian of western lawmen and outlaws, presents the definitive account of Horn’s career. Horn became a civilian in the Apache wars when he was still in his early twenties. He fought in the last major battle with the Apaches on U.S. soil and chased the Indians into Mexico with General George Crook. He bragged about murdering renegades, and the brutality of his approach to law and order foreshadows his controversial career as a Pinkerton detective and his trial for murder in Wyoming. Having worked as a hired gun and a range detective in the years after the Johnson County War, he was eventually tried and hanged for killing a fourteen-year-old boy. Horn’s guilt is still debated. To an extent no previous scholar has managed to achieve, Ball distinguishes the truth about Horn from the numerous legends. Both the facts and their distortions are revealing, especially since so many of the untruths come from Horn’s own autobiography. As a teller of tall tales, Horn burnished his own reputation throughout his life. In spite of his services as a civilian scout and packer, his behavior frightened even his lawless companions. Although some writers have tried to elevate him to the top rung of frontier gun wielders, questions still shadow Horn’s reputation. Ball’s study concludes with a survey of Horn as described by historians, novelists, and screenwriters since his own time. These portrayals, as mixed as the facts on which they are based, show a continuing fascination with the life and legend of Tom Horn.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Tom Horn

Tom Horn

Author: Jay Monaghan

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803282346

Category: History

Page: 293

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?The last great folk tale of the last American frontier??that?s how Jay Monaghan describes the crimson career of Tom Horn, defender of property rights, soldier of fortune, range detective, professional killer. Tom Horn, who had chased after Geronimo and ridden the trains as a Pinkerton operative, was drawn to wherever the action was?ultimately to Wyoming as a hired gun for the cattle barons. Finally he went too far?and paid at the end of a rope in 1903. For years afterward, whenever a man was found murdered on the high plains, people said, ?Somebody tom-horned that fellow.?
Categories: History

Tom Horn

Tom Horn

I , Tom Horn . Philadelphia and New York : J. B. Lippincott Company , 1975 . Horn , Tom . Life Of Tom Horn : Government Scout & Interpreter , Written by Himself . Norman : University of Oklahoma Press , 1964 . Kelly , Charles .

Author: Chip Carlson

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114673366

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 260

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Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Tom Horn Man of the West

Tom Horn  Man of the West

Lauran Paine. - - - - - - TOM HORN Man of the West by Lauran Paine STATIONE.

Author: Lauran Paine

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ISBN: IND:30000041689039

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Page: 200

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Age of the Gunfighter

Age of the Gunfighter

Below : An alleged photograph of 14 - year - old Below : Joe Lefors , the shadowy lawman who - Willie Nickell , the boy whose murder led to tracked Tom Horn down to his Denver lair the arrest and execution of Tom Horn in and got him ...

Author: Joseph G. Rosa

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806127619

Category: History

Page: 196

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Joseph G. Rosa's vivid and expertly written tale of this violent time combines contemporary accounts with meticulous historical research and an unjaundiced appraisal of the facts. Telling the story of every major gunfighter, peace officer, and outlaw of the West, Rosa places them within the context of a violent frontier and the coming of law and order. Complementing the text are twenty-seven outstanding color spreads featuring firearms from the Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum (Los Angeles) and the Buffalo Bill Historical Center (Cody). Many of the spreads contain guns owned and used by such well-known individuals as Pat Garrett, Billy the Kid, Doc Holliday, Wyatt Earp, Wild Bill Hickok, John Wesley Hardin, Frank James, and Harvey Logan.
Categories: History

I Tom Horn

I  Tom Horn

Author: Will Henry

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ISBN: OCLC:539298801

Category: Western stories

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Categories: Western stories

American Cowboy

American Cowboy

BACKWARD GLANCE BY CHIP CARLSON As dawn broke on the 20th century, no one in Wyoming could foresee that the paths of Butch Cassidy and cattle detective Tom Horn would intersect, or that in less than three years Horn would die on the ...

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Page: 104

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Published for devotees of the cowboy and the West, American Cowboy covers all aspects of the Western lifestyle, delivering the best in entertainment, personalities, travel, rodeo action, human interest, art, poetry, fashion, food, horsemanship, history, and every other facet of Western culture. With stunning photography and you-are-there reportage, American Cowboy immerses readers in the cowboy life and the magic that is the great American West.
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Triggernometry

Triggernometry

it was shifting form — Tom Horn was in the vicinity of a certain killing ; Tom Horn had reason to kill the victim ; so , ergo ! Tom Horn had killed the man . ONE CASE I feel impelled to include because it was described very vividly by ...

Author: Eugene Cunningham

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806128372

Category: History

Page: 446

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Interviews, and writing. Cunningham examines the evidence and breaks down the myths surrounding the exploits of Wild Bill Hickok, for example, preferring instead to find the living, breathing human behind the legend. His final chapter, "Triggernometry," remains a fascinating discussion of the gunfighters' expertise with the fast draw, the "road-agent's spin," pistol fanning, the "border shift," "rolling" and "pinwheeling," and the use of various holsters and harnesses.
Categories: History

Imagining Geronimo

Imagining Geronimo

In 1904 a Denver-based publisher issued Life of Tom Horn, allegedly written by its principal character, who had been hanged for murder in Wyoming the previous year. The book, subtitled A Vindication, seeks to rehabilitate the image of a ...

Author: William M. Clements

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826353221

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 305

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"Since his initial appearance in the press in 1877, Geronimo has seldom been absent from public attention. This book explores the ways in which the famous Chiricahua Apache has been represented in various media, including literature, film, music, and photography. It also examines Geronimo's manipulation of his own image during his time as prisoner of war"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography