I See By Your Outfit: Historic Cowboy Gear of the Northern Plains

I See By Your Outfit: Historic Cowboy Gear of the Northern Plains

I See By Your Outfit: Historic Cowboy Gear of the Northern Plains

By Tom Lindmier & Steve Mount

No Hollywood flim-flam or arty photographic re-creation here. Lindmier and Mount demonstrate through the use of historic photographs what actual working cowboys of the Northern Plains wore and what equipment they used from the 1870s until 1928.

These cowboys may not look like the ones in the movies, but you can bet your boots they are the real thing.

The authors researched chaps, spurs, boots, and even underwear. Chapters cover saddles and horse gear as well as wagons.

Over 120 historic photos and illustrations.

    • 0-931271-33-9 • trade paper • index • bibliography. • glossary • 174 pp • $19.95 ORDER NOW

I See By Your Outfit: Historic Cowboy Gear of the Northern Plains

I See By Your Outfit: Historic Cowboy Gear of the Northern Plains

By Tom Lindmier & Steve Mount

“Tom Lindmier and Steve Mount…spent countless hours in public and private collections reviewing photographs, artifacts, and other sources.… ?The years of diligent research resulted in a well-documented and profusely illustrated book. …This publication is a must for those interested in the cowboy as he appeared in the northern Great Plains.”
•• John P. Langellier, Ph.D, Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum

Tom Lindmier & Steve Mount

Tom Lindmier & Steve Mount

Tom Lindmier was raised in Douglas, Wyoming, near the site of historic Fort Fetterman. He holds a B.A. in history from the University of Wyoming. He has recently retired from a career in historic site development, interpretation, and management.

Tom is a generalist in western history with a strong interest in military, ranching, transportation, and general western expansion.

His first book, I See By Your Outfit, written with co-author Steve Mount, was the culmination of a lifelong interest in cowboy photographs and gear. Lindmier’s family owned ranches near Douglas.

His second book with High Plains Press, Drybone: A History of Fort Fetterman, Wyoming, began he was while a senior in high school as part of an independent study program for honor students. The resulting research paper set him off on a journey of over thirty years of additional research. While a student at the University of Wyoming, he worked four summers as the groundskeeper at Fort Fetterman State Historic Site. Since then, while working for the State of Wyoming at various historic sites, he has maintained his lifelong love for the history of Fort Fetterman and the area.

Steven R. Mount, co-author of I See By Your Outfit, is a sixth generation Wyoming resident with ties to the stock industry. His great-grandmother was the first licensed woman outfitter in the state of Wyoming and provided this service until the mid-1950s.

He has researched the spectrum of Wyoming history and is knowledgeable in the settlement of the west, frontier military history, stage transportation, and cowboys and stockraising.

He was employed by FMC Corporation until he went full-time with the Wyoming National Guard where he is currently a Brigadier General and Director of the Joint Staff, Wyoming Joint Force Headquarters, in Cheyenne.