For more than a dozen tempestuous years, beginning in 1867, the Chisholm Trail was the Texas cowhand’s road to high adventure. It offered the excitement of sudden stampedes, hazardous river crossings, and brushes with Indian marauders. It promised, at the end of the drive, hilarious celebrations in the saloons, gambling parlors, and dance halls of frontier Kansas towns.

The account that appears on these pages reveals the courage, daring, and enterprise of the cattle owners and their cowboys, establishing them firmly as heroes in the westward expansion.


About The Author
Wayne Gard (1899–1986) was a longtime editorial writer for the Dallas Morning News and President of the Texas State Historical Association. He was the author of seven volumes of Texana and southwestern history, including Frontier Justice and The Chisholm Trail, both published by the University of Oklahoma Press.
Renowned western artist Nick Eggenhofer illustrated a number of University of Oklahoma Press books, including Come an’ Get It, Bad Medicine and Good, and The Chisholm Trail.
Book Information
18 b&w illus., 2 maps
308 Pages
Paperback 978-0-8061-1536-8
Published April 1979
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