about 1870 San Antonio, Texas.  Zane Grey's novel, The Trail Driver (1931). Heros:  Texas Joe Shipman (trail boss), Adam Brite (owner).  Story took place in 1871.

about 1870 San Antonio, Texas. Zane Grey's novel, The Trail Driver (1931). Heros: Texas Joe Shipman (trail boss), Adam Brite (owner). Story took place in 1871.

Several Wagon Trains before they split off

60+ Beautiful Old Photos of Life in the Real Wild West

Study the American frontier with your middle and high school students while creating these great pioneer braided rugs!

6 Pioneer Crafts for Teens to Make

Study the American frontier with your middle and high school students while creating these great pioneer braided rugs!

Scots-Irish settling the American Frontier.  "Whole families walked hundreds of miles, some of them using cows as pack animals.  These were uncommonly tough people, used to hardship.  They asked for nothing from the government or anyone else, and nothing is what they usually received."  (fm the book, "Born Fighting" by Jim Webb) art by David Wright

Scots-Irish settling the American Frontier. "Whole families walked hundreds of miles, some of them using cows as pack animals. These were uncommonly tough people, used to hardship. They asked for nothing from the government or anyone else, and nothing is what they usually received." (fm the book, "Born Fighting" by Jim Webb) art by David Wright

From a collection of black & white photos of American Pioneers. Date/Location unknown.

From a collection of black & white photos of American Pioneers. Date/Location unknown.

On the American Frontier: "True to its Scottish and Irish roots, the culture that dominated this region was openly unafraid of higher authority, intent on personal honor, quick to defend itself against of attack of any sort, and deeply patriotic."  Frontiersman Stretched Canvas Print / Canvas Art By Randy Steele - This print can be purchased from Fine Art America

On the American Frontier: "True to its Scottish and Irish roots, the culture that dominated this region was openly unafraid of higher authority, intent on personal honor, quick to defend itself against of attack of any sort, and deeply patriotic." Frontiersman Stretched Canvas Print / Canvas Art By Randy Steele - This print can be purchased from Fine Art America

Red Mountain Trapper David Wright (1942) As we see here, real mountain men did NOT wear dead animals on there heads! Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

David Wright (1942)

Red Mountain Trapper David Wright (1942) As we see here, real mountain men did NOT wear dead animals on there heads! Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

This is the only indisputable photo of Billy the Kid (1859 – 1881). Billy the Kid also known by the aliases Henry Antrim and William H. Bonney was a 19th-C American frontier outlaw. He was relatively unknown during his own lifetime but became a legend a year after his death when his killer, Sheriff Garrett published a biography titled The Authentic Life of Billy the Kid. According to legend Billy killed 21 men, one for each year of his life but he most likely killed fewer than half that…

This is the only indisputable photo of Billy the Kid (1859 – 1881). Billy the Kid also known by the aliases Henry Antrim and William H. Bonney was a 19th-C American frontier outlaw. He was relatively unknown during his own lifetime but became a legend a year after his death when his killer, Sheriff Garrett published a biography titled The Authentic Life of Billy the Kid. According to legend Billy killed 21 men, one for each year of his life but he most likely killed fewer than half that…

Fixed Blade 42576: Cold Steel American Frontier Throwing Tomahawk 90Fh -> BUY IT NOW ONLY: $31.65 on eBay!

Fixed Blade 42576: Cold Steel American Frontier Throwing Tomahawk 90Fh -> BUY IT NOW ONLY: $31.65 on eBay!

Davy Crockett...American frontier figure who died in the siege of the Alamo in March, 1836.  Along with frontiersman Jim Bowie, he is remembered as a hero who gave his life to liberate Texas from the Mexican dictator Santa Anna....

Davy Crockett...American frontier figure who died in the siege of the Alamo in March, 1836. Along with frontiersman Jim Bowie, he is remembered as a hero who gave his life to liberate Texas from the Mexican dictator Santa Anna....

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