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gtfd.info: Chisum [Blu-ray]: John Wayne, Forrest Tucker, Christopher Billy has a past relationship with both Evans and the man Murphy appoints as Sheriff This ending turns out to be what is one of the best endings to ever come out of . The partnership ended sometime after Texas seceded from the . Billy's relationship with Sallie Chisum, the year-old niece of John and. Chisum is a Western movie made in , directed by Andrew V. McLaglen and Boys: Discussed by Chisum, when he urges Billy not to pursue a relationship Bookends: The film begins and ends with Chisum on his horse, overlooking his.
Chisum was known to have had some dealings in the cattle business with Charles Goodnight and Oliver Loving but was not involved in the cattle drives that the two are associated with. He is well known in New Mexico as a cattleman. At one time, he is said to have had a herd of 80, cattle and his reputation as a cattleman is well deserved. He was called upon to defend it many times from rustlers and Native American tribes, and managed to do it.
He was in the cattle business when the so called Lincoln County War began in the late s. This conflict is generally described as a range war between two factions of land owners and their supporters. On the one hand, there was a British rancher by the name of John Tunstall and his business partner Alexander McSween, while on the other hand there were businessmen loyal to Irishmen James Dolan and Lawrence Murphy who began the affair with economic control of much of the commerce in the area. Chisum was aligned with the Tunstall group and was believed to be a financial backer, but did not take an active part in the gun play.
He was also a good twenty years older than Tunstall and McSween.
Both factions were essentially fighting for the control of Lincoln County. Dolan generally had the upper hand in the conflict, which quickly escalated to a shooting war.
The partnership ended sometime after Texas seceded from the Union in the spring of Exempt from military service, Chisum, like other stock raisers, was designated a beef supplier to the Confederate army.
For the next four years Chisum and hands drove his cattle to Vicksburg, Miss. Drought and Comanche raids also hampered cattle operations in the Denton area. That August, Goodnight and Loving set out on their second drive up what would become known as the Goodnight-Loving Trail, this time departing from Trickham, Texas.
With them on this trip was John Chisum, who had secured from a New York firm a supply contract to deliver beef to the soldiers and Indians.
The next spring John Chisum trailed his own Longhorns, as well as those entrusted to him by neighbors with much smaller ranching operations, west to New Mexico Territory in a series of drives. John made his headquarters at Bosque Redondo after buying two buildings and corrals from James B.
Patterson, who along with Robert K. In Chisum formed a partnership with Goodnight Comanches had killed Oliver Loving the previous year. Regardless, there were other markets for cattle, including Fort Bascom, along the Canadian River north of Fort Sumner, and at ranches farther north in Colorado and Wyoming.
Chisum was happy to oblige and, with the help of broth ers Pitser and James, drove these steers with various brands to the Bosque Grande. For the next several years, the Chisums brought thousands of head to this New Mexico Territory camp. By John was well-established at his new base, though he never became a citizen of New Mexico Territory and remained a Texas taxpayer.
Marauding Indians made moving cattle west a challenge, and rustlers also caused him grief. Settlers began to arrive and edge onto his range with small herds of cattle that would stray into his larger herds. Small ranchers complained that Chisum was stealing their cattle, while John countered that the newcomers had intruded onto his range and that the mingling of their cattle with his was the natural result.
Realizing his control over the range was slipping away, Chisum moved his headquarters in to South Spring Ranch, near the Pecos River about four miles southeast of presentday Roswell. In November of that year he transferred his livestock holdings to the St.
He made the most of public domain land in the area for grazing.
His range included all the land for miles east of the Pecos River to the caprock escarpment, which served as a natural wall to keep his steers from straying, and the land west of the Pecos between Rio Feliz and Seven Rivers, 60 miles below South Spring Ranch. His dominance, without actually owning the land or the cattle, did not sit well with the Seven Rivers residents and smaller ranchers who often stole from Chisum.
Soon variations on the Long Rail brand began appearing on cattle that Seven Rivers ranchers were delivering to the pens at Fort Stanton, near Lincoln, some 70 miles to the northwest. The Seven Rivers ranchers had the support of L. Dolan and Riley hoped to pay off the mortgage, buy the House and continue the economic monopoly in Lincoln the town and the county.
In its quest to control all beef contracts with Fort Stanton and the Mescalero Apache Agency, the House got backing from Catron and other powerful men in the territorial capital the shadowy Santa Fe Ring. Chisum was the natural enemy of the House and the Ring. But when Chisum sought help from troops at Fort Stanton, the commanding officers insisted it was a civil matter. Tunstall, an impressionable young investor from England.
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Unknown to him, Lawrence Murphy Forrest Tuckera powerful businessman, is conspiring with rustlers to weaken Chisum, his main rival. When an attempt by the Boys to ambush a convoy of supplies for the new store fails, Tunstall is framed for rustling, but is accidentally killed by the arresting deputies.
The local judge empowers Chisum and his men to find and arrest the deputies. Historical Accuracy Screenwriter Andrew Fenady spent a long time studying the Lincoln County War to ensure that all of the characters in the movie were real.
Director Andrew McLaglen admits that the story was juiced up to attract an audience but feels that it is still an almost completely accurate version of the Lincoln County War.Cannot Completely End or Walk Away From Relationship (Attachment Trauma Series)
The idea that Bonney was about to become a productive member of society until his mentor is murdered is a key part of the script, so the father-son relationship between Tunstall and Bonney was invented for the movie, even though the real Tunstall was only twenty-four-years-old. There is no denying that Bonney was exploring a relatively law-abiding lifestyle after he had stopped riding with the Boys and was beginning to settle down, but neither he nor his employer were proponents of non-violence, and Bonney spent every free moment practicing with guns.
Actually, everyone in Lincoln County knew who the Boys were, although most wished they did not, since the gang of thugs swaggered around the county, engaging in small-scale rustling and forcing saloons in isolated villages to put the bill on their tabs, which they never paid. Although the movie is called Chisum, the fictional Chisum bears almost no resemblance to the real man, aside from his nickname King of the Pecos and the fact that his cows were called Jinglebobs.
Chisum did not control the water because he had arrived in Lincoln County first, but because he had more men and was able to claim a long stretch of the river, even though the smaller ranchers had traditionally watered their cattle there.
In fact, he viewed the smaller ranchers as dangerous pests that needed to be squashed. After one rancher was killed by a gunhand working for Chiusm, he proclaimed that he needed to kill seven more men.
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Throughout the movie, the screen Chisum repeatedly protests that he had never invited his young niece to travel from Baltimore to live with him in Lincoln County, but he accepts his family obligations and grudgingly comes to enjoy her company.
The real Sallie Chisum came to New Mexico with her father and brothers, was sixteen-years-old, and had grown up in Texas, not Baltimore. This storyline resembles a key part of The Searchersbut done really badly. More important, the script gives Chisum credit for a daring cattle drive that he does not deserve.