Hardback, 178 pages 5"x8"
illustrations, dust jacket
FROM THE PUBLISHER
The autobiography of Frank "Pistol Pete" Eaton, a one–time cowboy,
scout, Indian fighter, trail rider, and Deputy United States Marshall
Frank Eaton died at his home in Perkins, Oklahoma, at the age of 98.
As a youth, Frank Eaton avenged his father's death when he was shot in
cold blood by the Campseys and Ferbers, former Confederates who called
themselves Regulators. Eaton witnessed his father's murder in 1868. In
the intervening 19 years, Frank finished the job of gunning down the
last of his father’s murderers.
At the age of 15, the post commander at Fort Gibson. Indian Territory,
dubbed Frank Eaton "Pistol Pete" when he out shot everyone at the fort.
In 1923, "Pistol Pete" gave permission for Oklahoma A & M
College to use his photograph in a design of a college emblem. Today
"Pistol Pete" is the model for the "Cowboy" caricature at Oklahoma
State University, New Mexico State University. and the University of
Frank Eaton, in Pistol Pete–Veteran Of The Old West, tells about the
constant struggle between law and crime and the result of crime which
in those times ended with a rope or bullet. His memoirs offer a
colorful, humorous, violent, and moving picture of law and lawlessness
in Indian Territory.
By Frank Eaton