Introduction by Richard W. Etulain
Suggestions for Further Reading
A Note on the Text
A Texas Cowboy
I. My Boyhood Days
II. My Introduction to the late war
III. My First Lesson in Cow Punching
IV. My second experience in St. Louis
V. A New experience
VI. Adopted and sent to school
VII. Back at last to the Lone Star State
VIII. Learning to rope wild steers
IX. Owning my first cattle
X. A start up the Chisolm trail
XI. Buys a boat and becomes a sailor
XII. Back to my favorite occupation, that of a wild and woolly Cow Boy
XIII. Mother and I meet at last
XIV. On a tare in Wichita, Kansas
XV. A lonely trip down the Cimeron
XVI. My first experience roping a Buffalo
XVII. An exciting trip after thieves
XVIII. Seven weeks among Indians
XIX. A lonely ride of eleven hundred miles
XX. Another start up the Chisolm trail
XXI. A trip which terminated in the capture of "Billy the Kid"
XXII. Billy the Kid's capture
XXIII. A trip to the Rio Grande on a mule
XXIV. Waylaid by unknown parties
XXV. Lost on the Staked Plains
XXVI. A trip down the Reo Pecos
XXVII. A true sketch of "Billy the Kid's" life
XXVIII. Wrestling with a dose of Small Pox on the Llano Esticado
XXIX. In love with a Mexican girl
XXX. A sudden leap from Cow Boy to Merchant
Part I. - Cost of raising a three-year old steer
Part II. - Driving young steers "up the trail."
Part III. - What a young man can do in ten years with a start of 100 two-year-old heifers.
Part IV. - The much abused cow-pony.
Part V. - Cow-boys' wages - and cost of outfit.
Part VI. - Losses on a cattle ranch from deaths, theft, etc.
Part VII. - Raising cow-ponies on the range