In presenting this narrative to the public, its object will be to furnish a true history of some of the incidents of the early settlement of the West, and especially of Colorado.
Being intimately acquainted with parties cognizant of the facts related, we feel certain of the literal truths of the statements contained in this book.
There have been so many publications put upon the market purporting to be true history of frontier life, that utterly fail to convey the faintest idea of the real facts, that this work is undertaken.
It is impossible for the rising generations to conceive but a remote idea of the privations and dangers from hostile Indians that the pioneers endured in the early settlement of the West. This work will give an insight into the lives of some of the early settlers who endured the hardships and privations that they underwent for the sake of paving the way to our present civilization, where towns, cities and railroads have sprung into existence as if by magic.
- The Pioneers
- The Cause of the Combination of the Three Tribes against the Whites.
- Watson S. Coburn
- My First Trip across the Plains.
- Raid Up the Platte
- Massacre of the Hungate Family
- Jim Reynolds and His Gang
- Alston Knox Shaw
- Proceedings of Company “A.”
- John Patterson
- Proceedings of Company “G.”
- Est Pinosa, the Mexican Desperado
- Sand Creek Fight
- Incidents of the Sand Creek Fight
- Cause of the Sand Creek Fight
- Justice of the Fight
- Sand Creek a Decisive Battle
- The Yellow Haired Boy
- March to Fort Laniard
- Shaw and the Horses
- Little Happenings in Denver
- Depredations of Indians on Geary’s Neighbors
- Captain Peacock’s Fight
- Indian Charley
- Little Horse and His Band
- Two Face
- Standing Elk
- Massacre at Port Phil Kearney
- Mexican Peter Arrago
- Coburn’s Minor Experiences
- Red Bead, Roberts and the Comanches
- Fight with Eagle Claw
- Fight of General Forsyth
- A Trip into Montana
- A Trip to the Missouri River
- A Buffalo Hunt
- My First Introduction to Colorado
- Union Pacific Railroad in Summer and Fall of 1867
- Gold Miners from Montana Returning to the States after a Successful Trip
- Loyalty to the Pioneers
- Conclusion of Stories
Source: True History of some of the Pioneers of Colorado, by Miss Luella Shaw, Press of Carson Harper Co, Denver, Colorado, 1909