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