The Texas Rangers: Wearing the Cinco Peso, 1821-1900
- Publish Date: 2009-09-15
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Mike Cox
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Austinwriter-historian Mike Cox explores the origin and rise of the famed Texas Rangers. Starting in 1821 with just a handful of men, the Rangers' first purpose was to keep settlers safe from the fearedand gruesomeKarankawa Indians, a cannibalistic tribe that wanderd the Texas territory. As the influx of settlers grew, the attacks increased, and it became clear that a larger, better trained force was necessary.
Taking readers through the major social and political movements of the Texas territory and into its statehood, Cox showshow the Rangers were a defining force in the stabilizationand the creation of Texas. From Stephen Austin in the early days through theCivil War, the first eighty years of the Texas Rangers were nothing less than phenomenal, and the efforts put forth in those days set the foundation forthe Texas Rangers who keep Texas safe today.