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Indians answered with swift and deadly action, sometimes in a crazed and depraved manner. Cruel and inhuman acts were common to each side. Page 4 Page 6 Jesse had lived with and worked with both the military and Indians since about 1820. 8 He knew both Indians and soldiers from top to bottom ranks. The soldiers were courageous men, fully convinced of the superiority of their arms over any on earth. They gambled on anything: cock fighting, cards, dice, and races. Horse racing was the most popular.

Indian Woes 34 4. Two Titans Square Off 46 5. Jackson's Extravaganza 57 6. Jesse Rescues Houston 72 7. Cherokee Civil War 90 8. Sam Houston's Trouble-shooter 105 9. Gold Rush Mania 123 10. Texas Trails and Trials 139 11. Jesse Chisholm: Bigger Than War 149 12. Reconstruction: Aftermath of War 162 13. The Chisholm Trail 177 14. Grand Finale 189 15. Immemorial 207 Endnotes 209 Bibliography 225 Index 237 Page vi JESSE CHISHOLM Page vii Preface At about eight years old I was exposed to Texas' pioneer giants, those legendary men who kindled my boyhood dreams.

His weather-beaten, black felt hat was pulled down to his eyebrows, except when he carried it, thereby exposing his partially bald head and a few stringy gray hairs. His salt-and-pepper mustache was full and neatly trimmed. The two Houston daughters, both ''old maids," always dressed as if they were going to a costume ball. Margaret and Ari were past fifty years old. Their antique clothes were a sight to behold. Margaret wore a great plumed hat with a snap brim, while Ari let her tightly curled red hair blow unrestrained.

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