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by Cathie Draine,Mick B. Harrison,George Philip

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ISBN:
0977795519
Author:
Cathie Draine,Mick B. Harrison,George Philip
Category:
Americas
Language:
English
Publisher:
South Dakota State Historical Society; First Edition edition (May 1, 2007)
Pages:
368 pages
EPUB book:
1861 kb
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1636 kb
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1799 kb
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Rating:
4.2
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547


Mick B. Harrison (Illustrator). Within the large body of autobiographies, letters, and memoirs of cowboy life, George Philip’s recollections rank among the best. Richard W. Slatta, from the afterword.

Mick B. As a young man, George Philip emigrated from Scotland to escape a harsh apprenticeship. In 1899, he arrived on the doorstep of his uncle, James ( Scotty ) Philip, patriarch of one of South Dakota’s foremost ranching families. For the next four years, Philip rode as a cowboy for his uncle’s L-7 cattle outfit during the heyday of the last open range.

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Philip was a lawyer and . attorney whose letters to his children comprise reminiscences of his interesting early years (1897-1903) as a cowboy in the area west of Fort Pierre, South Dakota. The letters are anything but casual

Philip was a lawyer and . The letters are anything but casual. Each one is virtually a mini-essay designed to extol the realities of cowboy life to his children. Philip was an educated and intellectually curious individual with the gift of almost total recall. He was also a natural born yarn spinner.

George Phillip arrived in South Dakota from Scotland in 1899. For the next four years, he rode as a cowboy for his uncle's L-7 cattle outfit during the heyday of the last open range. But the cowboy era was a brief one, and in 1903 Philip turned in his string of horses and hung up his saddle to enter law school in Michigan. In these candid letters, Philip provides fascinating insights into the development of the West and of South Dakota

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Richard W. Slatta, Mick B. Harrison, Cathie Draine. Rattlesnakes and ornery horses, the dreaded Texas Itch, midnight rambles in graveyards, trips to Mexico, and hard riding on the last open range: George Philip recounts all these adventures and more with wit and humour. George Phillip arrived in South Dakota from Scotland in 1899.

Cathie Draine talked about her book Cowboy Life: The Letters of George Philip, in which she looks at the letters left by her cowboy grandfather that portray the challenges of a cowboy’s life on the open range in this era and its impact on history

Cathie Draine talked about her book Cowboy Life: The Letters of George Philip, in which she looks at the letters left by her cowboy grandfather that portray the challenges of a cowboy’s life on the open range in this era and its impact on history. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their 2017 LCV Cities Tour in Pierre, South Dakota, from September 2-7, to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Midco cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed.

George Philip Jr. (14 April 1912 – 16 June 1945) was a United States Navy Commander and recipient of the Navy Cross and Silver Star. He died during a kamikaze attack while commanding USS Twiggs (DD-591). The Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS George Philip (FFG-12) was named in his honor.

Philip's tales emphasize the simple pleasures and hard work of cowboy life. His writing details the cowboy's day-to-day work, from from branding and roping to navigating across the plains by stars and buttes as the great open range slowly closes up.
  • Siatanni
The publication of George Philip's collection of stories about his life in western South Dakota as a cowboy around the turn of the last century is a fabulous book. A well educated man with no pretense (although he later went to law school and became a U.S. Attorney), Philip does a remarkable job of telling us what this kind of life was really like. His book will put you in the saddle, experiencing both the joys that came with the life, as well as the hard work and hardships faced by the men who took these jobs. Although originally written as a series of letters to his children so that they would know something about a way of life that had already disappeared, the editor has done a really good job of organizing this material. I found the book difficult to put down.
  • Quemal
George Philip was an interesting story teller, as evidenced by his letters. I'm glad they were published for all to enjoy a bygone era.
  • Linn
Very fast delivery. I got it for a Christmas gift. I think my dad will really enjoy the book & he knows one of the illustrators in the book.