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Dentistry, Dehorning, and More: South Texas Women's Hunting Stories

Edited by Kenneth L. Untiedt University of North Texas Press PDF



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HUNTING STORIES by Mary Margaret Dougherty Campbell

Traditionally, hunting has been the domain of men who hunted to put food on the table. As late as the 1950s drought, when life was especially difficult for ranchers in South Texas, my dad and his family ate more venison than beef. After the drought, until the day he died, my dad refused to eat any more deer meat—except for the occasional piece of fried backstrap. He gave away the meat when he or any of us kids shot a deer so it wouldn’t go to waste. Even though he didn’t enjoy eating the meat, Dad nevertheless enjoyed the hunt, which was a tradition in his family. Everybody hunted, even his mother. However, hunting remains an activity dominated by men, who now hunt more for sport than for survival. Their sport has its procedures, rules, and rituals the men take for granted, even when they initiate women—wives, girlfriends, daughters—into the rites of hunting. When family members participate in the tradition, the folk culture, they are strengthening family bonds that today’s society tests daily.

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8 Entry into Battle

J. Ted Hartman Indiana University Press ePub


Entry into Battle

While still in England, the 11th Armored Division was organized into three combat units, Combat Commands A, B, and R (Reserve). Each combat command was considered a complete fighting unit and contained the following organizations:

One tank battalion

One armored field artillery battalion

One armored infantry battalion

One armored engineer company

In addition, the division retained control of the following organizations to serve all three combat commands as needed:

Headquarters, 11th Armored Division

One armored medical battalion

One armored military police platoon

One armored signal company

One cavalry reconnaissance squadron mechanized

One ordnance maintenance battalion

This organizational structure provided an effective system for combat in which three separate objectives could be operational at the same time. The 41st Tank Battalion was assigned to Combat Command B. In each tank battalion there were three medium tank companies and one light tank company—Companies A, B, C, and D.

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10. Living Together and Living Apart in Nouakchott

James McDougall Indiana University Press ePub


Laurence Marfaing

As a result of long-standing habits of mobility throughout West Africa, but also, and especially since 2006, due to EU policies aiming to stop African migration to Europe, the number of West African migrants who live on a more or less temporary basis in Mauritania is currently estimated at 65,000, which is 2.5 percent of the total population of 2.7 million inhabitants.1 A government survey carried out in 2007 shows that 60 percent of all foreign nationals in Mauritania have lived there since 2000, without, however, differentiating between their various migratory projects (République Islamique de Mauritanie [hereafter, RIM] 2007: 14). Most of these foreign residents are from neighboring countries, such as Senegal (60 percent) and Mali (30 percent). The remaining 10 percent are from other sub-Saharan countries, Asia, and the Maghreb (Marfaing 2009a). The majority live in cities: Nouakchott, the capital; Nouadhibou, an important harbor and industrial center; and Rosso, on the border between Senegal and Mauritania on the Senegal River. According to government statistics, the foreign residents account for 4.5 percent of the total population of these cities, and mostly live in districts primarily inhabited by black Mauritanians or nationals of neighboring countries, where they settle following community boundaries (RIM 2007: 11–12). Whole sections of these cities have become “intermediary spaces” both for migrants who ultimately aim to reach Europe and for those who are mainly looking for employment in Mauritania.2 Moreover, for both categories, these areas of transit often turn into places of more permanent residence.

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4. Another Ranger Killed

Chuck Parsons University of North Texas Press ePub


Another Ranger Killed


—Alonzo Van Oden, June 1892

For the Rangers of Company D, or any other company of the Frontier Battalion, boredom sat in on occasion; at times matters of seemingly little consequence had to be dealt with. One such incident had originated with Fusselman, and now that he was dead the matter fell into Hughes’s hands: what to do with a “locoed” mule? Back in late February, Sergeant Fusselman had informed Quartermaster Sieker that one of the mules, property of the State of Texas, was “locoed” and “unserviceable & likely to remain so” and inquired as to what was best to do with it. Sieker responded with instructions that if the mule had any real value to have it sold; if the mule could not be sold then it should be shot.1 Apparently Fusselman had not attended to the matter in a timely manner, as on April 11, 1890, Sieker wrote again to Fusselman advising that if the mule was “impossible to cure” it should be sold or shot. Expenses were always a prime concern to the quartermaster, and the sick mule was costing the state fifty cents per day just to keep it in a stable. He was told to get a certified statement from a disinterested witness once it was sold or shot.2

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Chapter 5: La Familia

Richard J. Gonzales (author) UNT Press PDF

Chapter 5

La Familia

The blue-eyed Latina yearned to find the Mexican heritage that her parents had hidden from her. She told me after a speech to her professional library association that her parents decided that a total dip in the melting pot was the American baptism needed for success in this country.

They didn't want any of that second-class, hyphenated American status— they sought the full loaf of white-bread respectability, not half.

Yessirree, they wanted her to become a Yankee Doodle Dandy, too, but their wishes didn't stick. Now, as an adult with children, she longed to form soft vowels and roll r's.

She had a wistful desire to walk in the forbidden Latin Quarter; she wanted to live the Mexican American life and savor its history and culture.

She sought to reattach the hyphen and cross over as an Americana to become a Mexicana. She wanted to mambo to the cultural rhythms that were denied her but that she felt intuitively. With the growing Chicano presence in the country and state, she'll find plenty of opportunity to fulfill this cultural attraction.

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