Part First: Introductory Remarks

Martin provides a grand sweep of the settling of the U.S. by European Americans and brings his focus to the struggle between large and small cattle outfits. He casts the struggle as one between the cattlemen who had long held grazing land through squatters' right and small ranchers who used government claims to lawfully acquire land and water rights.

Resource Identifier
Negus in Johnson County: A history of the Johnson County stock war, manuscript by William Augustus Martin, undated.
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