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Credits & Sources

Fort Davis and the Trans Pecos Frontier was written by Steve Dial, Contributing Editor to Texas Beyond History (see Frontier Forts Supporters and Contributors).

Print Sources

Austerman, Wayne
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.

Fehrenbach, T.R.
1968   Lone Star: A History of Texas and the Texans. Collier Books, New York, paperback edition 1980.

1979   Comanches: The Destruction of a People. Alfred A. Knopf, New York.

Gregg, Josiah
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.
1982   The Mexican Frontier, 1821-1846: The American Southwest Under Mexico. University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerqe.

Wooster, Robert
1994   Fort Davis: Outpost on the Texas Frontier. Texas State Historical Association, Austin.


Additional information on the history and forts of Trans Pecos can be found online at:

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.

Fort Lancaster State Historic Site
Information on historic reenactment, interpretation, preservation, and history of the fort.

Website of Historic Fort Stockton.

The Handbook of Texas Online
contains entries on related topics including:

Black Seminole Indian Scouts
Bullis, John Lapham
Butterfield Overland Mail
Camp Hudson
Camp Pena Colorado
Fort Bliss
Fort Concho
Fort Davis
Fort Davis, Texas
Fort Lancaster
Fort Leaton
Fort Hancock
Fort Hancock, Texas
Fort Stockton
Fort Stockton, Texas
Goodnight-Loving Trail
Goodnight, Charles
Grierson, Benjamin Henry
Jeff Davis County
Jumano Indians
La Junta de los Rios
Loving, Oliver
Presidio del Norte
Presidio, Texas
Shafter, William Rufus
Shafter Mining District
Shafter, Texas
Southern Pacific Railway
Texas and Pacific Railway