Petra's legacy : the South Texas ranching empire of Petra Vela and Mifflin Kenedy / Jane Clements Monday and Frances Brannen Vick.
Contributor(s): Vick, Frances Brannen.Material type: BookSeries: Perspectives on South Texas: Publisher: College Station : Texas A&M University Press, c2007Edition: 1st ed.Description: xii, 430 p. : ill., map ; 26 cm.ISBN: 9781585446148 (cloth : alk. paper); 1585446149 (cloth : alk. paper).Subject(s): Kenedy, Petra Vela, 1823-1885 | Women ranchers -- Rio Grande Valley (Colo.-Mexico and Tex.) -- Biography | Kenedy, Mifflin, 1818-1895 | Ranchers -- Rio Grande Valley (Colo.-Mexico and Tex.) -- Biography | Ranch life -- Rio Grande Valley (Colo.-Mexico and Tex.) -- History -- 19th century | Rio Grande Valley (Colo.-Mexico and Tex.) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century | Married people -- Rio Grande Valley (Colo.-Mexico and Tex.) -- Biography | Rio Grande Valley (Colo.-Mexico and Tex.) -- Biography | Texas, South -- Biography | Brownsville (Tex.) -- BiographyAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Petra's legacy.DDC classification: 976.4/405092 | B
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -416) and index.
1823-54 : "into her world" : Petra's story -- 1823-54 : "into her world" : Mifflin's story -- 1855-60 : forging a life in Brownsville -- 1860-62 : war clouds gather -- 1863 : war closes on Rio Grande Valley -- 1864-65 : chaos along the Rio Grande -- 1866 : home again -- 1867-68 : "woe to Brownsville! woe to Matamoros!" -- 1869-71 : "quién viene" -- 1872-74 : one foot in Brownsville, one in the Wild Horse Desert -- 1873 : politics, bandits, and hard economic times -- 1874 : railroads and cattle drives -- 1875 : Leander McNelly and the Texas Rangers -- 1876 : the apple of his father's eye -- 1877-78 : "a fiend in human form" -- 1879-80 : last days at Laureles : Laurel Leaf Ranch -- 1881 : to the body of Christ : Corpus Christi -- 1882 : la parra : the Grapevine Ranch -- 1883 : they were always there for one another -- 1884 : farewell to Santiago -- 1885 : goodbye to Petrita.
In this biography of Petra Vela Kenedy, the authors not only tell her story but also relate the history of South Texas through a woman's perspective. Utilizing previously unpublished letters, journals, photographs, and other primary materials, the authors reveal the intimate stories of the families who for years dominated governments, land acquisition, commerce, and border politics along the Rio Grande and across the Wild Horse Desert.