Captain Jack Crawford: Buckskin Poet, Scout, and Showman by Darlis A. Miller

By Darlis A. Miller

Jack Crawford (1847–1917) entertained a new release of usa citizens and brought them to their frontier history. A grasp storyteller who offered the West as he skilled it, he was once considered one of America’s most well-liked performers within the past due 19th century.

Dressed in buckskin with a wide-brimmed sombrero masking his flowing locks, Crawford added a “frontier monologue and medley” that, as one ny urban journalist said, “held his viewers spell-bound for 2 hours by way of an easy narration of his life.”

In this biography, Darlis Miller re-creates his stories as a scout, rancher, miner, reformer, husband and father, and poet and entertainer to reinterpret the yankee Dream and the entice of having wealthy pursued via many throughout the Gilded Age.

ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS
Darlis A. Miller is professor emerita of historical past at New Mexico country collage, Las Cruces.

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