Notes

ABBREVIATIONS USED IN NOTES
A&WArizona and the West
CIACommissioner of Indian Affairs
DOKHarvey Lewis Carter, “Dear Old Kit”: The Historical Christopher Carson. [1968] Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1991.
MHQMHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History
NARSNational Archives and Record Service, Washington DC
NMHRNew Mexico Historical Review
NRLawrence Kelly, Navajo Roundup: Selected Correspondence of Kit Carson’s Expedition Against the Navajo, 1863–1865. Boulder CO: Pruett Publishing Company, 1970.
ORWar of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1880–1901. Series 1 unless otherwise noted.
RCITCondition of the Indian Tribes: Report of the Joint Special Committee, Appointed Under Joint Resolution of March 3, 1865, With an Appendix. Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1867.
WHQWestern Historical Quarterly

PREFACE

1. Robert M. Utley, “An Indian before Breakfast: Kit Carson Then and Now,” in R. C. Gordon-McCutchan, ed., Kit Carson: Indian Fighter or Indian Killer? (Niwot: University Press of Colorado, 1996), 91.

2. Gale E. Christianson, Writing Lives Is the Devil! Essays of a Biographer at Work (Hamden CT: Archon Books, 1993), 10.

3. Richard Slotkin, Gunfighter Nation: The Myth of the Frontier in TwentiethCentury America (New York: Atheneum, 1992), 14, 16.

4. Douglas S. Freeman, R. E. Lee: A Biography (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1934), 1:viii.

5. Lawrence C. Kelly, “The Historiography of the Navajo Roundup,” in Gordon-McCutchan, Kit Carson, 49–71; Gordon-McCutchan, “‘Rope Thrower’ and the Navajo,” in Kit Carson, 21–47; Marc Simmons, “Kit and the Indians,” in Kit Carson, 73–90.

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations ix
  • Preface xi
  • Acknowledgments xix
  • 1- Will the Real Kit Carson Please Stand Up? 1
  • 2- Backcountry 24
  • 3- Mountain Man 37
  • 4- Guideandscout 85
  • 5- Indian Agent 148
  • 6- Soldier 228
  • 7- Peacemaker 343
  • 8- Conclusion 418
  • Notes 461
  • Index 509
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