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Cowboy Life: The Letters of George Philip

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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.
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by South Dakota State Historical Society
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Ryan Lawson
Sep 28, 2009 rated it liked it
I think the epistolary form of this book really helped to flesh it out and make it entertaining. The anecdotes are funny and the information is very, very genuine. The author of the letters, George Philip, is undoubtedly reliable as well as he is extremely savvy. Probably the most admirable characteristic of this manuscript is the literary nature of the letters.

It would behoove anybody looking to learn about the lifestyle and history of the cowboy on the range of South Dakota before the turn of
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