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The old race of Rocky Mountain hunters and trappers, of reckless, dauntless Indian fighters, is now fast dying out. Yet here and there these restless wanderers of the untrodden wilderness still linger, in wooded fastnesses so inaccessible that the miners have not yet explored them, in mountain valleys so far off that no ranchman has yet driven his herds thither.
Theodore
Roosevelt
Ranch Life and the Hunting-Trail
 
Theodore Roosevelt
 
After the death of his first wife, Roosevelt set off to the frontier, eventually settling his own ranch in the Dakota Territory. Covering the years of 1884–1886, Roosevelt records, with obvious joy, his experiences on the ranch, from the people (and animals) that he meets, his adventures on the hunt, the excitement of the round up, to the everyday life on the ranch.
 
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Bibliographic Record    Frontispiece: The Round-Up    Illustrations    Epigram
ILLUSTRATED BY FREDERIC REMINGTON
 
NEW YORK: THE CENTURY CO., 1888, 1896
NEW YORK: BARTLEBY.COM, 1999
 
 
I. THE CATTLE COUNTRY OF THE FAR WEST
ILLUSTRATIONS: A STUDY FROM LIFEINITIALAN EXPLORING OUTFITTHE MIDDAY MEALTHE OUTLYING CAMPCOWBOY FUNIN A BOG-HOLETAIL-PIECE.
 
II. OUT ON THE RANGE
ILLUSTRATIONS: THE BRANDING CHUTEINITIALPULLING A COW OUT OF THE MUDA DISPUTE OVER A BRANDBRONCO-BUSTERS SADDLINGTAIL-PIECE.
 
III. THE HOME RANCH
ILLUSTRATIONS: PONIES PAWING IN THE SNOWINITIALELK HORN RANCH BUILDINGSROPING IN A HORSE-CORRALA DEEP FORDA HARD TRAILIN WITH THE HORSE HERDA BUCKING BRONCOCRUISING FOR STOCKTAIL-PIECE, OLD-STYLE TEXAN COWMAN.
 
IV. THE ROUND-UP
ILLUSTRATIONS: BRONCOS AND TIMBER WOLVESINITIALDRIVING TO THE ROUND-UPSADDLING FRESH HORSESTRAILING CATTLETHE ROPE CORRALCUTTING OUT A STEERBRANDING A CALFBRANDING A HORSETHE HERD AT NIGHTIN A STAMPEDETAIL-PIECE, ROPED! — A TEXAN PONY.
 
V. WINTER WEATHER
ILLUSTRATIONS: LINE RIDING IN WINTERINITIALCATTLE DRIFTING BEFORE THE STORMTAIL-PIECEHORSE OF THE CANADIAN NORTHWEST.
 
VI. FRONTIER TYPES
ILLUSTRATIONS: THE FUGITIVEINITIAL, A MEXICAN VAQUEROA FRENCH-CANADIAN TRAPPERA FIGHT IN THE STREETMAKING A TENDERFOOT DANCEPAINTING THE TOWN REDA ROW IN A CATTLE TOWNTHE MAGIC OF THE DROPTAIL-PIECE, WHICH IS THE BAD MAN?
 
VII. RED AND WHITE ON THE BORDER
ILLUSTRATIONS: SIGN LANGUAGEINITIAL, THE PEACE SIGNSTANDING OFF INDIANSAN EPISODE IN THE OPENING UP OF A CATTLE COUNTRYTAIL-PIECE, ONE OF THE BOYSTHE INDIAN PONY.
 
VIII. SHERIFF'S WORK ON A RANCH
ILLUSTRATIONS: AN OLD-TIME MOUNTAIN MAN WITH HIS PONIESINITIALTHE CAPTURE OF THE GERMAN: "HANDS UP!" — THE CAPTURE OF FINNIGAN"TAKE OFF YOUR BOOTS!" — DOWN-STREAMON GUARD AT NIGHT — "A SHARP PRELIMINARY TUSSLE" — ON THE ROAD TO DICKINSONTAIL-PIECE, A TEXAN COWBOYAN AGENCY POLICEMAN.
 
IX. THE RANCHMAN'S RIFLE ON CRAG AND PRAIRIE
ILLUSTRATIONS: AN ELKINITIALBRINGING HOME THE GAMEA PRONG-HORN BUCK VISITS CAMPTHE BUCK OVERTAKENTAIL-PIECE, OUR CAMPMOUNTAIN LIONS AT THE DEER CACHE.
 
X. THE WAPITI, OR ROUND-HORNED ELK
ILLUSTRATIONS: OUR ELK OUTFIT AT THE FORDTAIL-PIECEHERALDING THE SUNRISE.
 
XI. THE BIG-HORN SHEEP
ILLUSTRATIONS: A MOUNTAIN HUNTERSHOT! — TAIL-PIECE, A MONTANA COWBOY.
 
XII. THE GAME OF THE HIGH PEAKS: THE WHITE GOAT
ILLUSTRATIONS: A PONY OF THE NORTHERN ROCKIESINITIALIN A CAÑON OF THE COEUR D'ALÊNEDOWN BRAKES! — THE INDIANS WE METTHE FIRST SHOTSTALKING GOATSTHE WHITE GOAT AT HOMETAIL-PIECE, ADIOS.
 

 
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