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Wild, Wild West
Keepers of the Peace

Wild, Wild West
Wild, Wild West


Keepers of the Peace
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 3 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   5.48

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    imagine, lawman, militia, ranks, reload, reloaded, revolver, rifles, state-level, province, investigate, settled, banks, gangs, shots, several
     content words:    Wild West, Texas Ranger, Stephen Austin, Texas Rangers, Native American, Since Rangers, Many Rangers, Sam Walker


Keepers of the Peace
By Mary Lynn Bushong
  

1     Imagine you are a lawman in the Wild West. You are not a sheriff; you are a Texas Ranger. You protect people. You investigate crimes. You capture criminals. You don't work in just one town. You must watch over hundreds of square miles.
 
2     When Stephen Austin started a colony in the Mexican province of Texas, he needed a way to protect his people. He formed a militia to do this. This militia is the root of what became the Texas Rangers.
 
3     Men who joined the militia did not always sign up for long periods of time. Sometimes it was only for a few days or weeks.
 
4     The first Rangers were paid with land. They also had to supply their own horses, weapons, and saddles. Later on, the men were paid with money, but sometimes they were not paid at all. They served because they wanted to protect their people and land.
 
5     Many different kinds of people served as Rangers. Some were Anglos, but many others were Hispanic and Native American. Rangers selected their own officers, and there was an even mix of races in all the ranks. What mattered most was how well a man could do his job, not his race or the color of his skin.

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