Frontier Ways

9780292724624: Paperback
Release Date: 1st January 1959


Dimensions: 152 x 229

Number of Pages: 279

Series Personal Narratives of the West

University of Texas Press

Frontier Ways

Sketches of Life in the Old West

Paperback / £22.99

Edward Everett Dale gives a first-hand account of the way pioneer families and cowboys of the frontier lived. Dr. Dale has lived in a sod house, and he once rode the range as cook to a group of cowboys. In this book he draws on his varied experiences to describe all aspects of frontier life—the building of a home, the problems of finding wood and water, the procuring and cooking of food, medical practices, and the cultural, social, and religious life of pioneer families.

This edition is a digital facsimile of the 1959 edition.

  • Foreword
  • I. The Romance of the Range
  • II. Cowboy Cookery
  • III. American Frontier Culture
  • IV. From Log Cabin to Sod House
  • V. Wood and Water: Twin Problems of the Prairie Plains …
  • VI. Food of the Frontier
  • VII. The Social Homesteader
  • VIII. Teaching on the Prairie Plains, 1890–1900
  • IX. The Frontier Literary Society
  • X. Frontier Medical Practices
  • XI. The Old-Time Religion
  • XII. Old Navajoe: A Typical Frontier Town
  • Index

Edward Everett Dale (1879–1972) was Research Professor of History at the University of Oklahoma.