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eBook The Mule Alternative: The Saddle Mule in the American West ePub

by Mike Stamm

  • ISBN: 0964066882
  • Category: Americas
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Mike Stamm
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Medicine Wolf Pr; 1st Edition edition (January 1, 1993)
  • ePub book: 1247 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1810 kb
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  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 278

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The Mule Alternative book.

The Mule Alternative book.

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Perhaps the mule's greatest champion was General George Crook, a cavalryman in the Indian wars, who actually used mules as his personal . The Mule Alternative: The Saddle Mule in the American West Paperback.

Perhaps the mule's greatest champion was General George Crook, a cavalryman in the Indian wars, who actually used mules as his personal mounts, recognized the value of the custom-fitted aparejo (Mexican pack saddles) and double-diamond hitch means of tying packs to the mules. Crook was one officer who realized mules needed to be trained to the rigors of the trail, given a means of loading that would not disable them with pack sores, and rested in shifts from remount depots.

Michael Eugene Stamm (born August 6, 1952) is an American former backstroke swimmer who earned a gold medal as a member of the winning . team in the men's 4 100-meter medley relay at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany

Michael Eugene Stamm (born August 6, 1952) is an American former backstroke swimmer who earned a gold medal as a member of the winning . team in the men's 4 100-meter medley relay at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany. At the 1972 Olympics, the 20-year-old Stamm also won individual silver medals in the 100-meter and in the 200-meter backstroke.

Personal information. Michael Eugene Stamm (born August 6, 1952) is an American former backstroke swimmer who earned a gold medal as a member of the winning . At that time, Stamm was the second-best backstroker in the world, behind East German Roland Matthes.

In the chapter titled Blowouts With Buffalo, author MikeStamm quotes from Army explorer William F. Reynolds’ 1859 report of a man who encountered bison forthe first time: Three large bulls charged down upon us at one point in the march, to the great alarm of one ofthe escort, who dropped his gun, and raising his hands, exclaimed, in all the accents of mortal.

the saddle mule in the American West. Published 1992 by Medicine Wolf Press in Dugway, UT. Written in English. Internet Archive Wishlist, Mules, Livestock, History. Includes bibliographical references (p. 153-158) and index. Testimony from explorers, mountain men, traders, soldiers, settlers, and gold rushers of the nineteenth century.

In The Mule Alternative dozens of early western pioneers share their most exciting experiences with horses, mules, and oxen in challenging raging rivers, hostile Indians, unforgiving mountains, ferocious storms, killer deserts answer questions that living persons and modern experience can't. Questions like: *Why did many early westerners prefer to ride a mule? *How do mules really compare to horses? *Why were oxen popular with last century's pioneers, and how did oxen compare with horses and mules? *Is a mule a sensible alternative for a modern rider?

Comments

Qulcelat Qulcelat
Yes, this book is about mules, but it is primarily a history book, filled with mule stories discovered by the author in the journals of early explorers and settlers of the American West. Since I am interested in both mules and American history, this book was a complete delight for me. I have already recommended it to a number of friends.

The book is an easy and entertaining read, being mostly a collection of brief, and often humorous, anecdotes from historical documents. The weakest parts of the book are those sections where the author shifts gears and attempts to provide information about the use and management of the modern mule. There are other books that do a better job of addressing these topics. Such sections give the book a bit of a split personality and detract from the much more interesting historical focus.

If, like me, you love mules and also have an interest in the history of the American West, you will enjoy this book. I highly recommend it.
Zieryn Zieryn
Very informative and well researched. I would recommend it to anyone with an interest in this subject. Written well so it's also a good read.
Renthadral Renthadral
good read
huckman huckman
I bought this as a gift for a mule lover. Was enjoyed and one that can be referenced according to receipent.
Anayalore Anayalore
It was a great book and covered the things about mules that helped me decide on getting a mule for riding.
Vareyma Vareyma
I thought I would get more information with respect to the handling of mules. Instead it is a compelation of stories from people who have owned mules at various times in the historical past.
SING SING
Stamm is as willing to decry the school of mule fanciers who can see no faults in the animal as horse people who ignore the mule's existence. The book was put together to help a rider decide which animal best suits his or her individual usage, but it has a more important historical result. With his vast collection of quotes from all first-person journals and reports, he demolishes our usually distorted view of the mule in the West as an animal only for the poor or eccentric -- the beasts normally cost 50% more than horses, and was usually in short supply! I recommend this book to anyone researching the West, researching equid use, or looking for a mount surefooted enough to follow the worst deer tracks in the high mountains and tough enough to do it all day for a week.
I'm a historian who knew just about all the stories in this book, but it is a great feeling to read this in the 21st century and realize all the great qualities that your long-ear munching in the stable has, have been critical to mankind's success over centuries. Don't think mules are nothing but stubborn, read this and find out things like Genl. Crook had two requests to bring in Gerinamo: a valid treaty and a solid mule. Period. Together mule and soldier brought the man who had run the US Army senseless in peacefully. Before his capture ALL the fighting force of the US Army was pitted against 26 defiant Apaches, mostly old women and children.