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Credits & Sources

Fort Griffin and the Prairie-Plains Frontier was written by Steve Dial, Contributing Editor for Texas Beyond History (see Frontier Forts Supporters and Contributors).

Print Sources

Arnold, James R.
2000   Jeff Davis's Own: Cavalry, Comanches, and the Battle for the Texas Frontier.
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York.

Cashion, Ty
1996   A Texas Frontier: The Clear Fork Country and Fort Griffin, 1849-1887. University of Oklahoma Press, Norman.

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.

Galbreath, Lester
1997   Fort Griffin and the Clear Fork Country. Independently published; available at Fort Griffin SHS.

Haley, James L.
1976   The Buffalo War. Doubleday, Garden City, N.Y. University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, paperback edition 1985.

Harlan, Gerald D.
1969   Fort Griffin State Historic Park, Shackelford County, Texas. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Park Services Division, Austin.

Leckie, William H.
1967   The Buffalo Soldiers: A Narrative of the Negro Cavalry in the West. University of Oklahoma Press, Norman.

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, Austin.

Rose, Cynthia
1994   Lottie Deno: Gambling Queen of Hearts. Clear Light Press.

Utley, Robert M.
1967   Frontiersmen in Blue: The United States Army and the Indian, 1848-1865. Macmillan, New York. University of Nebraska Press paperback edition, Bison Book printing 1981.

1973   Frontier Regulars: The United States Army and the Indian, 1866-1891. Macmillan, New York. University of Nebraska Press paperback edition, Bison Book printing 1984.

Wallace, Ernest and E. Adamson Hoebel
1952   The Comanches: Lords of the South Plains. University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, paperback edition, 1986.


Fort Griffin State Historic Site
Information on the site, facilities, directions, history, and scheduled events.

Fort Richardson State Park and Historic Site
Directions, history, upcoming events.

Website of the Fort Chadbourne Foundation and plans for further renovation of the fort.

Comprehensive website on the fort, its history, future plans, events, and archeological investigations conducted there.

Fort Belknap history and links to other sites; maintained by city of Graham, Texas.

The Handbook of Texas Online
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