Austin: University of Texas Press, 1984. First University of Texas Press. Hardcover. With new illustrations by Charles Shaw and foreword by L. Tuffly Ellis, 264pp. No names. DJ with mild foxing in archival mylar cover. No names, no writing. FINE IN VERY GOOD DJ. Item #10581
Fall of the Alamo, Battle of San Jacinto, Mier Expedition, bear hunting, camping with Comanches and smuggling trip to Old Mexico. Reprint of Basic189- "Eyewitness details of the counterfeiting of Mexican coins and land titles." Green - 50 BEST. TATE - INDIANS OF TEXAS 2112 - "Smithwick served in the Texas army until 1837 and for periodic terms as a Texas Ranger and militiaman through the 1840s. His valuable book incorporates much on military service and Indian fighting, including the 1840 Council House Fight and the Battle of Plum Creek. He likewise includes material on the Tonkawa Scouts, Comanche customs and language, and treaty negotiations with the Comanches. Researchers have relied heavily upon materials in this highly descriptive book." "Best of all books dealing with life in early Texas." - J. Frank Dobie.