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Texas Rangers James Thomas Bird (left) and John J. Texas History, Us History, American Civil War, American History, Texas Rangers Law Enforcement, Vintage Photos, Vintage Photographs, Cowboys And Indians, Texas Cowboys

RANGERS: Early Texas Rangers Perhaps the most storied lawmen of the West were the Texas Rangers. Comanches, not outlaws, were the principle adversaries of the Rangers in the years immediately following the Civil War. Photos of Texas Rangers taken prior to 1870 are rare. This one of James Thomas Bird (left) and John J. Haynes was taken in 1868 and shows the young Indian fighters outfitted more like Civil War guerrillas than the later Texas cowboys.

White Mountain Apache men employed as Scouts by the U. Army, including Alchesay (front row, in the center) - circa 1890 Native American Wisdom, Native American Pictures, Indian Pictures, Native American Tribes, Native American History, American Indians, Apache Indian, Native Indian, Indian Tribes

Al-che-say, Apache Scout, front row center. Back row right Rowdy, Apache. Both are Apache Scouts for the Army. Arizona, USA ck

John S. "Rip" Ford, Texas Ranger - He commanded the Confederate forces in the last engagement of the American Civil War. Texas History, Us History, American Civil War, American History, Native American, American Art, Old West Photos, Confederate States Of America, Into The West

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John S. "Rip" Ford, 1850's Texas Ranger. Commanded the Confederate forces in the last engagement of the American Civil War.

Saddle; Knox & Tanners, Mexican Style Highback, Hand Tooled, Rifle Scabbard/Bags. Wade Saddles, Roping Saddles, Barrel Racing Saddles, Barrel Racing Horses, Cowboy Gear, Western Cowboy, Western Saddles, Western Tack, Horse Gear

Saddle; Knox & Tanners, Mexican Style Highback, Hand Tooled, Rifle Scabbard/Bags.

Saddle; Knox & Tanners, Mexican Style Highback, Hand Tooled, Rifle Scabbard/Bags.