The Cowboy Cavalry: The Story of the Rocky Mountain Rangers Gordon E. Tolton

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Published: August 24th 2011

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The Cowboy Cavalry: The Story of the Rocky Mountain Rangers  by  Gordon E. Tolton

The Cowboy Cavalry: The Story of the Rocky Mountain Rangers by Gordon E. Tolton
August 24th 2011 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 264 pages | ISBN: | 6.12 Mb

When Native and Métis unrest escalated into the Northwest Rebellion of 1885, settlers in southern Albertas cattle country were terrified. Three major First Nations bordered their range, and war seemed certain. In anticipation, 114 men mustered toMoreWhen Native and Métis unrest escalated into the Northwest Rebellion of 1885, settlers in southern Albertas cattle country were terrified.

Three major First Nations bordered their range, and war seemed certain. In anticipation, 114 men mustered to form the Rocky Mountain Rangers, a volunteer militia charged with ensuring the safety of the open range between the Rocky Mountains and the Cypress Hills. The Rangers were a motley crew, from ex-Mounties and ex-cons to retired, high-ranking military officials and working, ranch-hand cowpokes.

Membership qualifications were scant: ability to ride a horse, knowledge of the prairies, and preparedness to die.This is their story, inextricably linked to the dissensions of the day, rife with skirmishes, corruption, jealousies, rumour, innuendo and gross media sensationalizing . . . all bound together with what author Gordon Tolton terms “a generous helping of gunpowder.” Tolton’s meticulous research reveals unexplored perspectives and little-known details.

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