Reviews for The Cowboy Cavalry


"The Cowboy Cavalry fills an important gap in our understanding of the events of 1885 in southern Alberta.”

—Brian Hubner, Great Plains Quarterly


“[Tolton] knows all about the history of southern Alberta circa 1885, as he shows in his new book, The Cowboy Cavalry: The Story of the Rocky Mountain Rangers.”

—Richard Amery, Lethbridge Sun Times

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"Tolton does an excellent job of explaining the strategic positions held by the leaders of the Blackfoot, Blood, and Peigan First Nations—respectively, Crowfoot, Red Crow, and Eagle Tail Feather—and why Riel’s fight was not necessarily their fight.”

—Tanja Hütter, Canada’s History

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"Tolton does an excellent job of explaining the strategic positions held by the leaders of the Blackfoot, Blood, and Peigan First Nations — respectively, Crowfoot, Red Crow, and Eagle Tail Feather — and why Riel’s fight was not necessarily their fight." - Tanja Hütter, Canada's History   Click here for more


"What Alberta boy with an interest in history wouldn’t want to read about mountain man/trapper/scout Kootenai Brown, the aristocratic rancher Lord Boyle and the other colourful characters who ended up in the RMR?”

— Alex Rettie, Alberta Views


"Tolton's meticulous research reveals unexplored perspectives and little-known details. Dissensions of the day, rife with skirmishes, corruption, jealousies, rumour, innuendo and gross media sensationalizing . . . are all bound together with what author Gordon Tolton terms "a generous helping of gunpowder."

Canada's History

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