The adventures of Big-Foot Wallace

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Wallace picked up the name "Big-Foot" while in a Mexican prison, because the prison attendants couldn¿t find a boot large enough to fit him. Not only was he large of foot but also of deeds. Big-Foot Wallace was an Indian-fighter, hunter, and Texas Ranger. Few men have witnessed as many stirring incidents, had more hair-breadth escapes, or gone through more of the hardships and perils of a border life than Big-Foot Wallace. He was a participant in almost every fight, foray and skirmish with the Mexicans and Indians that took place in Texas since he first landed on her shores in 1836.
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subject_facetFrontier and pioneer life -- Texas
Pioneers -- Texas -- Biography
Texan Mier Expedition -- (1842-1844)
Texas -- Biography
Texas -- History -- Republic, 1836-1846
Texas Rangers -- Biography
Wallace, Big-Foot, -- 1817-1899
title_displayThe adventures of Big-Foot Wallace
title_fullThe adventures of Big-Foot Wallace [electronic resource] Duval, John C. (John Crittenden), 1816-1897.
The adventures of Big-Foot Wallace. Edited by Mabel Major and Rebecca Smith Lee
title_shortThe adventures of Big-Foot Wallace
topic_facetFrontier and pioneer life
History
Pioneers
Wallace, Big-Foot