Cowboys & Cowgirls

1867-1886

Cowboy Classics

This is the true, sweat-and-dirt tale of the feisty cowboy-child who became the most famous black rodeo performer who ever lived.

Set in the vast Wyoming Territory, The Virginian depicts the loneliness and challenge of an unknown land where the whistle of a freight train sounds across great miles of silence, where easy camaraderie - and sudden violence - are found around the campfire, and where the rough honesty of "frontier justice" is just beginning to impose a sense of society on an unruly populace. For Wister, the West represented a territory of adventure that tests the worth of a man. His hero, as John Seelye writes in his Introduction, has his roots in the historical romances of Sir Walter Scott and James Fenimore Cooper; he is a man who lives by the classic code of chivalry, ruled by quiet courage and deeply felt honor.

Drawing on real-life cowboy tales, G.A. Henty transports young readers back to the early days of America's frontier with a narrative that's as exciting as it is educational. In this "fiercely accurate" adventure, young Hugh Tunstall travels from England to the American West where he experiences firsthand the lawlessness of the Far West. Hugh finds work on a cattle ranch, encounters hostile Indians, and chases kidnappers. The absorbing narrative also offers authentic accounts of mining camps, lumberjacking, cattle ranching and rapping, with some riveting gunfights, wildfires, horse races, roundups and daring rescues! Recommended for all ages.

    Documentary DVD

    The story of a 6th generation Texan, Gaston Davis, who comes from a ranching background as he explores ranches from Montana to Argentina, and everywhere in between. Gaston works alongside American Cowboys from North to Central to South America. The focus of this documentary is on cattle operations in these countries, but the core of the story is for audiences to see that even though they are thousands of miles apart and separated by decades of advancement and technology, the heart of the American Cowboy remains the same, they will forever serve the people on their respective frontiers.

    Biographies & Personal Accounts

    Here’s the story of a prim schoolteacher who married an experienced frontiersman and moved to a hut made of mud on her husband’s newly claimed land in Texas. Henrietta King dealt with every manmade and natural threat known to the frontier as well as consequences of the Civil War. She expanded her husband’s ranch to over a million acres, cared for the health and education of her Mexican ranch hands, and developed a new breed of cattle that could withstand the Texas heat. Meet a woman who was a major influence in the development of South Texas and its churches, schools, lands, and railroads. At her funeral, two hundred cowboys from the King Ranch rode around her grave in salute to "La Patrona." Part of the “Texas Heroes for Young Readers” series. eBook. Ages 5 to 7.

    Annie Oakley & Buffalo Bill

    1. The Colonel and Little Missie:  Buffalo Bill, Annie Oakley, and the Beginnings of - eBookThis product is an eBook
    2. Who Was Annie Oakley?
      Stephanie Spinner
      Grosset & Dunlap / 2002 / Trade Paperback
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    3. Annie Oakley: Young Markswoman
      Ellen Wilson
      Aladdin / 1989 / Trade Paperback
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    4. Buffalo Bill: Frontier Daredevil
      Augusta Stevenson
      Aladdin / 1991 / Trade Paperback
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    Coloring Books

    Children's Books

    About the American West

    Even girls can be born with true grit . . . here are the true stories of twelve very independent cowgirls. The voices of these women come to life through fun facts, quotes, and photos, and the special qualities it takes to become a hero are revealed. Everyone has the spirit of adventure; these women will inspire you to express your own! Included are: Annie Oakley, Calamity Jane, Georgie Connell Sicking, and more!

    Little Britches Series

    1. Little Britches: Father and I Were  Ranchers
      Ralph Moody
      University of Nebraska Press / 1991 / Trade Paperback
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    2. Little Britches:  Man of The Family
      Ralph Moody
      University of Nebraska Press / 1993 / Trade Paperback
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    3. Little Britches:  The Home Ranch
      Ralph Moody
      University of Nebraska Press / 1994 / Trade Paperback
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    4. Little Britches:  Mary Emma &  Company
      Ralph Moody
      University of Nebraska Press / 1994 / Trade Paperback
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    Cowboy Adventures

    Heroic True Story

      Radio Dramas