Medicine Lodge: The Story of a Kansas Frontier Town

Medicine Lodge: The Story of a Kansas Frontier Town

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  • 1-58107-149-3: 0-913507-93-8
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Title: Medicine Lodge: The Story of a Kansas Frontier Town
Author: Nellie Snyder Yost
Description: Here is a timeless work by Nellie Snyder Yost that brings western history to life. It is at once the history of a town both typical and atypical. All one expects to find is here: Indians, pioneers, cattle, violence, frontier justice, small-town industries and growth. But there is much more that is atypical in the story of Medicine Lodge: the unique legend of Flower Pot Mountain, involving clairvoyance, burnings at the stake, a master con man; one of the largest Indian peace treaty gatherings in U.S. history; an unusual poet and tale-teller, the Pilgrim Bard; flood and tornado havoc over and over; Carry Nation controversy -- she lived in Medicine Lodge when she began her saloon smashing career; nationally famous Lucille Mulhall, turn-of-the-century rodeo performer whom Will Rogers called "the first well-known cowgirl;" a peace treaty pageant re-enactment to end all, are all here -- and more: a hanging tree, sheriffs as bank robbers, a gold-plated gun, an opera house, churches, a black track star. And still more. A fascinating history engagingly told.
Contents:
  • Legend of Flower Post Mountain, 1849-1854
  • Medicine Lodge Indian Peach Treaty, 1867
  • Settling Up, 1871-1880
  • Indians, Catle, Growing Pains, 1874-1878
  • The Great Cattle Pools, 1879-1886
  • Barber County Towns, 1875-1887
  • Frontier Violence, 1873-1886
 
Details: 1997 reprint [ISBN: 0-913507-93-8; 238 pages soft cover; 6-by-9-inch]