The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt - Chapter 11, The Cowboy of the Present Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 11, The Cowboy of the Present Summary and Analysis

The best medicine for the twenty-five year old widower proves to be a solo hunting trip. The face of the territory changes, as the new town of Medora takes traffic from Little Missouri. Near Medora, Roosevelt claims a new stake. He employs his friends from Maine, Sewall and Dow, to manage the new ranch.

Excited once again, Roosevelt returns to New York City to await the arrival of his new ranch managers. He spends time with Edith Carow and Alice Lee. Also, he visits Henry Cabot Lodge in Boston. Lodge was Roosevelt's partner at the Republican National Convention, where they swung the vote for Blaine. Roosevelt and Lodge rue the ensuing political fallout.

Upon first returning to Dakota with Sewall and Dow, Roosevelt takes them hunting. Over the course of the...

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