Credits & Sources
Fort Davis and the Trans Pecos Frontier was written by Steve Dial, Contributing Editor to Texas Beyond History (see Supporters and Contributors).
1985 Sharps Rifles and Spanish Mules: The San Antonio-El Paso Mail, 1851-1881.
Texas A&M University Press, College Station.
Cloud,William A., Robert Mallouf, Patricia Mercado-Allinger,
Catherine A. Hoyt, Nancy A. Kenmotsu, Joseph M. Sanchez, and Enrique Madrid
1994 Archeological Testing at the Polvo Site, Presidio County, Texas. Office of the State Archeologist Report 39, Texas Historical Commission, and U.S. Department of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service.
1968 Lone Star: A History of Texas and the Texans. Collier Books, New York,
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1979 Comanches: The Destruction of a People. Alfred A. Knopf, New York.
1926 The Commerce of the Prairies. Lakeside Press, Chicago; University of Nebraska Press Bison Book edition, 1967
Kenner, Charles L.
1969 The Comanchero Frontier: A History of New Mexican-Plains Indian Relations.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, paperback edition 1994.
Leckie, William H.
1967 The Buffalo Soldiers: A Narrative of the Negro Cavalry in the West. University of Oklahoma Press, Norman.
Lee, Arthur T.
1871 Reminiscences of the Regiment. In History of the Eighth U.S. Infantry edited by Thomas Wilhelm. New York.
Newcomb, W. W., Jr.
1961 The Indians of Texas. University of Texas Press, Austin.
Smith, Thomas T.
2000 The Old Army in Texas: A Research Guide to the U.S. Army in Nineteenth Century Texas. Texas State Historical Association.
Thomas, W. Stephen
1976 Fort Davis and the Texas Frontier: Paintings by Captain Arthur T. Lee, Eighth U.S. Infantry. Texas A&M Press, College Station.
Utley, Robert M.
1965 Fort Davis National Historic Site, Texas. United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service.
Wallace, Ernest, and E. Adamson Hoebel
1952 The Comanches: Lords of the South Plains. University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, paperback edition 1986.
Weber, David J.
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Additional information on the Trans Pecos can be found online at:
Official website of Fort Davis National Historic Site. A wealth of information on the fort, Buffalo Soldiers, and history of the fort written by military historian Robert Utley. There are also resources for children and information on travel and events.
Website of the Old Fort Lancaster Frontier Garrison. Information on historic reenactment, interpretation, preservation, and history of the fort.
Fort Lancaster SHS webpage maintained by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, with information on events, history and directions to the site.
Website of Historic Fort Stockton.
The Handbook of Texas Online on topics including:
Black Seminole Indian Scouts
Bullis, John Lapham
Butterfield Overland Mail
Camp Pena Colorado
Fort Davis, Texas
Fort Hancock, Texas
Fort Stockton, Texas
Grierson, Benjamin Henry
Jeff Davis County
La Junta de los Rios
Presidio del Norte
Shafter, William Rufus
Shafter Mining District
Southern Pacific Railway
Texas and Pacific Railway