These are links to repositories that have been essential to my research, as well as a list of recommended reading if you should wish to concentrate on a particular topic. Hopefully, this material will be beneficial to your own study.


The Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, Waco, Texas

Texas Ranger Heritage Center, Fredericksburg, Texas

Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Austin, Texas

Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, Austin, Texas

Historical Research Center, Texas Heritage Museum, Hill College, Hillsboro, Texas

The Texas Collection, Baylor University, Waco, Texas

Haley Memorial Library and History Center, Midland, Texas

The Portal to Texas History

Kansas Historical Society, Topeka, Kansas

U.S. Cavalry Museum, Fort Riley, Kansas

Midwest Genealogy Center, Independence, Missouri

Western History Collections, University of Oklahoma Libraries, Norman, Oklahoma

Recommended Reading

Texas Rangers: Lives, Legend, and Legacy

by Bob Alexander and Donaly E. Brice

Texas Ranger: The Epic Life of Frank Hamer, the Man Who Killed Bonnie and Clyde

by John Boessenecker

The Texas Rangers: Wearing the Cinco Peso, 1821-1900

by Mike Cox

Time of the Rangers: Texas Rangers: From 1900 to the Present

by Mike Cox

Firearms of the Texas Rangers: From the Frontier Era to the Modern Age

by Doug Dukes

Tracking the Texas Rangers: The Nineteenth Century

edited by Bruce A. Glasrud and Harold J. Weiss, Jr.

900 Miles on the Butterfield Trail

by A. C. Greene

The Comanche Empire

by Pekka Hämäläinen

The Seventh Star of the Confederacy: Texas during the Civil War

edited by Kenneth W. Howell

Riding for the Lone Star: Frontier Cavalry and the Texas Way of War, 1822-1865

by Nathan A. Jennings

The Mason County “Hoo Do” War, 1874-1902

by David Johnson

Texas Ranger Captain William L. Wright

by Richard B. McCaslin

Texas Ranger John B. Jones

by Rick Miller

Savage Frontier: Rangers, Riflemen, and Indian Wars in Texas, Volume IV, 1842-1845

by Stephen L. Moore

The Sutton-Taylor Feud: The Deadliest Blood Feud in Texas

by Chuck Parsons

A Lawless Breed: John Wesley Hardin, Texas Reconstruction, and Violence in the Wild West

by Chuck Parsons and Norman Wayne Brown

Frontiersmen in Blue: The United States Army and the Indian, 1848-1865

by Robert M. Utley

Frontier Regulars: The United States Army and the Indian, 1866-1891

by Robert M. Utley

Lone Star Justice: The First Century of the Texas Rangers

by Robert M. Utley

Lone Star Lawmen: The Second Century of the Texas Rangers

by Robert M. Utley

The Comanches: Lords of the South Plains

by Ernest Wallace and E. Adamson Hoebel