Red Men And White

Owen Wister (1860 - 1938)

These eight stories are made from our Western Frontier as it was in a past as near as yesterday and almost as by-gone as the Revolution; so swiftly do we proceed. They belong to each other in a kinship of life and manners, and a little through the nearer tie of having here and there a character in common. Thus they resemble faintly the separate parts of a whole, and gain, perhaps, something of the invaluable weight of length; and they have been received by my closest friends with suspicion. ...When our national life, our own soil, is so rich in adventures to record, what need is there for one to call upon his invention save to draw, if he can, characters who shall fit these strange and dramatic scenes? One cannot improve upon such realities. If this fiction is at all faithful to the truth from which it springs, let the thanks be given to the patience and boundless hospitality of the Army friends and other friends across the Missouri who have housed my body and instructed my mind. And if the stories entertain the ignorant without grieving the judicious I am content. (Summary from Author's Preface)

Genre(s): Short Stories, Westerns

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 00 Author's Preface David Wales
Play 01 01 Little Big Horn Medicine, part 1 David Wales
Play 02 02 Little Big Horn Medicine, part 2 David Wales
Play 03 03 Specimen Jones David Wales
Play 04 04 The Serenade At Siskiyou David Wales
Play 05 05 The General's Bluff, part 1 David Wales
Play 06 06 The General's Bluff, part 2 David Wales
Play 07 07 Salvation Gap David Wales
Play 08 08 The Second Missouri Compromise, part 1 David Wales
Play 09 09 The Second Missouri Compromise, part 2 David Wales
Play 10 10 La Tinaja Bonita, part 1 David Wales
Play 11 11 La Tinaja Bonita, part 2 David Wales
Play 12 12 A Pilgrim On The Gila, part 1 David Wales
Play 13 13 A Pilgrim On The Gila, part 2 David Wales
Play 14 14 A Pilgrim On The Gila, part 3 David Wales