Life of Tom Horn, Government Scout & Interpreter, Written by Himself, Together with His Letters & Statements by His Friends: A Vindication by Tom HornLife of Tom Horn, Government Scout & Interpreter, Written by Himself, Together with His Letters & Statements by His Friends: A Vindication by Tom Horn

Life of Tom Horn, Government Scout & Interpreter, Written by Himself, Together with His Letters…

byTom HornIntroduction byDean Krakel

Paperback | January 2, 1973

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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.

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.

Title:Life of Tom Horn, Government Scout & Interpreter, Written by Himself, Together with His Letters…Format:PaperbackDimensions:7.59 × 4.83 × 0.83 inPublished:January 2, 1973Publisher:University of Oklahoma Press

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ISBN - 10:0806110449

ISBN - 13:9780806110448

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