Texas - Study Guide Chapter XI, The Frontier Summary & Analysis

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Earnshaw Rusk marries Emma Larkin, who tames wild horses and sells them. They have people move into the abandoned houses of the fort to build a town. The first is the Frank Yeager family and others follow. They work to round up and sell horses and cattle and hire R.J. Poteet to take them to Dodge City for shipment to the East.

Somersett Cobb is running against Yancey Quimper for the United States Senate. Earnshaw, who usually avoids politics, wants to expose the fraud and deceit practiced by Quimper. He finds an ally in State Senator Eanst Allerkamp. Quimper withdraws from the race and Cobb goes to Washington.

The Rusk settlement gives the remaining Comanche permission to hunt buffalo. Emma again rejects the son she bore to a Comanche. They continue to develop the community at Larkin. The Rusks mortgage...

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