The Last of the Plainsmen

The Last of the Plainsmen

by Zane Grey


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Buffalo Jones needs no introduction to American sportsmen, but to these of my readers who are unacquainted with him a few words may not be amiss.

He was born sixty-two years ago on the Illinois prairie, and he has devoted practically all of his life to the pursuit of wild animals. It has been a pursuit which owed its unflagging energy and indomitable purpose to a singular passion, almost an obsession, to capture alive, not to kill. He has caught and broken the will of every well-known wild beast native to western North America. Killing was repulsive to him. He even disliked the sight of a sporting rifle, though for years necessity compelled him to earn his livelihood by supplying the meat of buffalo to the caravans crossing the plains. At last, seeing that the extinction of the noble beasts was inevitable, he smashed his rifle over a wagon wheel and vowed to save the species. For ten years he labored, pursuing, capturing and taming buffalo, for which the West gave him fame, and the name Preserver of the American Bison.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781388684211
Publisher: Blurb
Publication date: 07/22/2020
Pages: 246
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Pearl Zane Grey (January 31, 1872 - October 23, 1939) was an American dentist and author best known for his popular adventure novels and stories associated with the Western genre in literature and the arts; he idealized the American frontier. Riders of the Purple Sage (1912) was his best-selling book. In addition to the commercial success of his printed works, they had second lives and continuing influence when adapted as films and television productions. His novels and short stories have been adapted into 112 films, two television episodes, and a television series, Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater.

Table of Contents


Prefatory Note, vii,
I. The Arizona Desert, 1,
II. The Range, 21,
III. The Last Herd, 40,
IV. The Trail, 56,
V. Oak Spring, 75,
VI. The White Mustang, 83,
VII. Snake Gulch, 94,
VIII. Naza! Naza! Naza!, 108,
IX. The Land of the Musk-Ox, 117,
X. Success and Failure, 130,
XI. On to the Siwash, 148,
XII. Old Tom, 165,
XIII. Singing Cliffs, 182,
XIV. All Heroes But One, 197,
XV. Jones on Cougars, 212,
XVI. Kitty, 221,
XVII. Conclusion, 242,

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