The Life and Adventures of Nat Love

Nat Love. Kiowa Bill was of a peaceful disposition and always refrained from bothering with others, but if others bothered with him they were liable to get killed as Kiowa Bill allowed no one to monkey with him. Such was life on the ...

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Author: Nat Love

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 9781465531872

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Life and Adventures of Nat Love Better Known in the Cattle Country as Deadwood Dick by Himself

Nat Love, the son of enslaved parents Sampson Love and a mother whose name is unknown, was born in June 1854, on Robert Love's plantation in Davidson County, Tennessee. After Emancipation, Nat Love's parents remained on the plantation ...

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Author: Nat Love

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469633237

Category: Social Science

Page: 146

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Nat Love's memoir Life and Adventures of Nat Love is one of the only firsthand accounts of an African American cowhand in the western United States from this period. Love and his parents were owned by planter Robert Love, and after Emancipation, his parents remained on Love's plantation as sharecroppers while Nat left and headed west. He found work as a cowboy, first on the Duval Ranch in the Texas panhandle, then on the Gallinger Ranch in southern Arizona. Love's narrative details his many adventures and exploits, such as being captured and shot by Pima Indians, who eventually spared his life because they sympathized with his plight as a black man. In Deadwood, Dakota Territory, he entered a rodeo, winning $200 and the nickname Deadwood Dick, a reference to a literary character from a dime novel of the day. Published in 1907, the Life and Adventures of Nat Love would help to make Love a black folk hero of the Old West. A DOCSOUTH BOOK. This collaboration between UNC Press and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library brings classic works back into print. DocSouth Books editions are selected from the digital library of Documenting the American South and are unaltered from the original publication. The DocSouth series uses digital technology to offer e-books and print-on-demand publications, providing affordable and accessible editions to a new generation of scholars, students, and general readers.

The Life and Adventures of Nat Love Better Known in the Cattle Country as Deadwood Dick

Thousands of black cowpunchers drove cattle up the Chisholm Trail after the Civil War, but only Nat Love wrote about his experiences. Born to slaves in Davidson County, Tennessee, the newly freed Love struck out for Kansas after the war.

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Author: Nat Love

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803279558

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 162

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Thousands of black cowpunchers drove cattle up the Chisholm Trail after the Civil War, but only Nat Love wrote about his experiences. Born to slaves in Davidson County, Tennessee, the newly freed Love struck out for Kansas after the war. He was fifteen and already endowed with a reckless and romantic readiness. In wide-open Dodge City he joined up with an outfit from the Texas Panhandle to begin a career riding the range and fighting Indians, outlaws, and the elements. Years later he would say, “I had an unusually adventurous life.” That was rare understatement. More characteristic was Love’s claim: “I carry the marks of fourteen bullet wounds on different parts of my body, most any one of which would be sufficient to kill an ordinary man, but I am not even crippled.” In 1876 a virtuoso rodeo performance in Deadwood, Dakota Territory, won him the moniker of Deadwood Dick. He became known as DD all over the West, entering into dime novels as a mysteriously dark and heroic presence. This vivid autobiography includes encounters with Bat Masterson and Billy the Kid, a soon-after view of the Custer battlefield, and a successful courtship. Love left the range in 1890, the year of the official closing of the frontier. Then, as a Pullman train conductor he traveled his old trails, and those good times bring his story to a satisfying end.

The Life and Adventures of Nat Love

With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Nat Love's The Life and Adventures of Nat Love is a classic of African American literature reimagined for modern readers.

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Author: Nat Love

Publisher: Mint Editions

ISBN: 1513290703

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The Life and Adventures of Nat Love (1907) is an autobiography by Nat Love. Written while Love was living in California, the text is an invaluable record of the wildness of the American West in the final decades of the nineteenth century. Filled with tales of adventure and danger, The Life and Adventures of Nat Love is a moving self portrait of a man who defied the circumstances of his birth and played a minor role in the transformation of the American landscape. Born into slavery, Nat Love is raised on a plantation in Tennessee alongside two siblings. Taught to read and write by his father Sampson, Nat becomes resourceful and intelligent at a young age. Forced to work, first as a slave and then, after emancipation, as a sharecropper, Love dreams of escaping the South in order to make a name for himself. At 16, already well known as a breaker of horses, he heads West for work as a cowboy. On the wide-open plains of Kansas, he learns to shoot and survive with limited resources while fighting off rustlers and other nefarious characters. In Deadwood, Dakota Territory, 1876, Love wins a major rodeo competition and earns the nickname "Deadwood Dick." Despite his successes, Love is forced to continue his itinerant lifestyle, and travels south into Arizona. Exciting and beautifully written, The Life and Adventures of Nat Love is a record of the life of a forgotten American hero. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Nat Love's The Life and Adventures of Nat Love is a classic of African American literature reimagined for modern readers.

Meet Nat Love

Page 18: Photograph of an illustration by Nat Love titled My Escape—I Ride a Hundred Miles in Twelve Hours Without a Saddle, appearing in his autobiography, The Life and Adventures of Nat Love, 1907. Page 19: Hartwell & Hamaker ...

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Author: Jane Katirgis

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781978511415

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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When Nat Love was born into slavery in Tennessee, his family worked on a tobacco plantation. He longed to see the world and soon became a talented horse rider. At the age of fifteen, he left his family and headed to Dodge City, Kansas. As a young cowboy in America's Wild West, Love broke wild horses and won shooting contests. Young readers will delight in learning about the adventures of this African American cowboy. A timeline, sidebars, and primary sources add depth to this easy-to-read narrative.

The Life and Adventures of Nat Love

Thousands of black cowpunchers drove cattle up the Chisholm Trail after the Civil War, but only Nat Love wrote about his experiences. Born to slaves in Davidson County, Tennessee, the newly freed Love struck out for Kansas after the war.

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Author: Nat Love

Publisher: Black Classic Press

ISBN: 0933121172

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 162

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Thousands of black cowpunchers drove cattle up the Chisholm Trail after the Civil War, but only Nat Love wrote about his experiences. Born to slaves in Davidson County, Tennessee, the newly freed Love struck out for Kansas after the war. He was fifteen and already endowed with a reckless and romantic readiness. In wide-open Dodge City he joined up with an outfit from the Texas Panhandle to begin a career riding the range and fighting Indians, outlaws, and the elements. Years later he would say, "I had an unusually adventurous life". That was rare understatement. More characteristic was Love's claim: "I carry the marks of fourteen bullet wounds on different parts of my body, most any one of which would be sufficient to kill an ordinary man, but I am not even crippled". In 1876 a virtuoso rodeo performance in Deadwood, Dakota Territory, won him the moniker of Deadwood Dick. He became known as DD all over the West, entering into dime novels as a mysteriously dark and heroic presence. This vivid autobiography includes encounters with Bat Masterson and Billy the Kid, a soon-after view of the Custer battlefield, and a successful courtship. Love left the range in 1890, the year of the official closing of the frontier. Then, as a Pullman train conductor he traveled his old trails, and those good times bring his story to a satisfying end.

Encyclopedia of the Great Plains

In 1970 he won a Love is best known for his autobiography , Tony Award for best actor in a musical ( for The Life and Adventures of Nat Love , Better Purlie ) . Cleavon considered his best works to Known in the Cattle Country as ...

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Author: David J. Wishart

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803247877

Category: History

Page: 919

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"Wishart and the staff of the Center for Great Plains Studies have compiled a wide-ranging (pun intended) encyclopedia of this important region. Their objective was to 'give definition to a region that has traditionally been poorly defined,' and they have

Nat Love

Calamity Jane had published her short autobiography, The Life and Adventures of Calamity Jane, in 1896. Besides this book, Love had read the autobiographies of ex-slaves like Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington, books that had ...

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Author: Barbara Lee Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438131269

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 105

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Born in a log cabin in Tennessee in June 1854, Nat Love was the slave of Robert Love. He was about six when the Civil War began, and after the slaves were freed following the war, Love was ready to start living a new life out West, where he could find work as a cowhand. It wasn't long before he started showing his talents as a cowboy, roping and herding cattle and learning to shoot a Colt .45. He used his skill in roping contests at rodeos, where he earned the nickname "Deadwood Dick" and was proclaimed "Champion Roper of the Western Cattle Country." Eventually Love walked away from the life of a cowboy and worked as a Pullman porter, becoming one of the most popular. Though some may be more fiction than fact, the vivid accounts in his autobiography tell tales of adventures with such characters as Billy the Kid, Buffalo Bill, Kit Carson, and the James Brothers. In this new offering, readers can discover the truth and tall tales Nat Love spun in his self-penned work.

Nat Love

Love needed a job to support himself and his family . He became a Pullman porter on the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad . Before he died , Love wrote a book about his adventures . The Life and Adventures of Nat Love was published in 1907 ...

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Author: Sarah Penn

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 0823941647

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Surveys the life of Nat Love, African American cowboy, renowned for his riding, roping, and sharpshooting.

The Mythical West

Born a slave in Tennessee or possibly Ohio, Love sought a better life out West, where he worked as a cowhand from Texas to South Dakota. He published his memoirs in 1907: The Life and Adventures of Nat Love, Better Known in the Cattle ...

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Author: Richard W. Slatta

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781576071519

Category: History

Page: 446

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This cultural journey down memory lane showcases how major Western figures, events, and places have been portrayed in folk legends, art, literature, and popular culture. * 145 A–Z entries ranging from Kit Carson and Woody Guthrie to Hispanics in Western Films and Ansel Adams, each with a bibliography * Over 40 photos, drawings, and reproductions of posters * 20 contributors including scholars and other experts * Extensive bibliography of books and websites providing expanded research on a myriad of topics related to the western U.S.