The Neutral Territory or No Man's Land


 Compiled September 22, 2003 by Pati Threatt

Books | Journal articles | Websites 


Carruth, Thomas J.  Tales of Old Louisiana.  Lafayette, La.:  Mrs. Thomas J. Carruth and The Center for Louisiana Studies, University of Southwest Louisiana, 1979.  F369.6 .C37

Crawford, Webster Talma.  Redbones in the Neutral Strip or No Man's Land Between the Calcasieu and Sabine Rivers in Louisiana and Texas, Respectfully, and the Westport Fight Between Whites and Redbones for Possession of this Strip on Christmas Eve, 1882. F377 .S116 C7

Crawford, Webster Talma.  The Cherry Winche Country:  Origin of the Redbones and the Westport Fight.  Woodville, Tex.:  Dogwood Press, 1993.
F379 .W58 C7 1993

 Fortier, Alcee.  A History of Louisiana:  Volumes 2 and 3.  New York:  Manzi, Joyant and Company, 1903. F369 .F742

 Jones, Sam Houston.  The History of Louisiana and the Neutral Territory.  Lake Charles, La., s.n., 1970. F374 .J6 1970 (Special Collections)

 Lejeune, Charles Keagan.  Talking at the backdoor:  the Legend of Leather Britches Smith as a Representation of the Folklore and Folklife in Louisiana's No Man's Land.  University of Louisiana at Lafayette Dissertation, 2001. GR110 .L5 L45 2001 (Special Collections)

 Louisiana Purchase Exposition.  Board of Lady Managers.  Report to the Louisiana Purchase Exposition Commission.  Cambridge, Mass.:  Riverside Press, Houghton, 1905. T860 .D3 L2 (Special Collections)

 Marler, Don C.  The Neutral Zone:  Backdoor to the United States.  Woodville, Tex.:  Dogwood Press, 1996.  F374 .M37 1996

 Marler, Don C.  The Redbones of Louisiana.  Hemphill, Tex.:  Dogwood Press, 2003. F380 .R42 M37 2003

 Marshall, Thomas Maitland.  A History of the Western Boundary of the Louisiana Purchase, 1819-1841.  Berkeley, Calif.:  University of California Press, 1914. F353 .M36

 Nardini, Louis R.  No Man’s Land:  A History of El Camino Real.  New Orleans, La.:  Pelican Publishing Company, 1961. F379 .N2 N3

 Phares, Ross.  Reverend Devil:  Master Criminal of the Old South.  Gretna, La.:  Pelican Publishing Company, 1974. F396 .M967 1974

 Prejean, Lana Jean Fagot.  Occupy til I come:  the Redbones of Louisiana's No Man's Land.  University of Southwest Louisiana Thesis, 1999. F380 .R42 P74 1999 (Special Collections)

 Robertson, James Alexander.  Louisiana Under the Rule of Spain, France, and the United States, 1785-1807 Volume II.  Cleveland, Ohio:  Arthur H. Clark Company, 1911. F373 .R64

 Rowland, Dunbar.  Official Letter Books of W.C.C. Claiborne, 1801-1816 Volumes 1-6.  Jackson, Miss.:  Mississippi State Department of Archives and History, 1917. F374 .C58

 Sandel, Luther.  The Free State of Sabine and Western Louisiana.  Many, La.:  Jett Publication, 1982. F369 .S354

 Smith, Velmer B.  The Best of Yesterday … Today:  A History of the Sabine River and “No Man’s Land.”  DeRidder, La.:  VBS Enterprises, 1994. F374 .S64 1994

 Taylor, Joe Gray.  Louisiana:  A Bicentennial History.  New York:  W.W. Norton and Company, Inc., 1976. F369 .T29

 --------.  Louisiana:  A Student’s Guide to Localized History.  New York:  Teachers College Press, Columbia University, 1966. F369 .T3

 Wall, Bennett H., ed.  Louisiana:  A History.  Arlington Height, Ill.:  Forum Press, Inc., 1990. F369 .L883 1990

 Welborn, C.A.  The Red River Controversy:  The Western Boundary of the Louisiana Purchase.  s.n.:  Nortex Offset Publications, Inc., 1973. F374 .W44 1973

Journal and Newspaper articles (Pamphlet File 192 contains copies of some of the articles listed here.)

Brooks,  Philip C.  “Spain's Farewell to Louisiana, 1803-1821.”  The Mississippi Valley Historical Review, Vol. 27, No. 1. (Jun., 1940), pp. 29-42.

Combs, Joseph F.  “Feuding along the Sabine.” Speech delivered to the Southwest Louisiana Historical Society, September 28, 1966.  Pamphlet File, Archives and Special Collections Department, Frazar Memorial Library, McNeese State University.

Fisher, Lillian E. “American Influence upon the Movement for Mexican Independence.”  The Mississippi Valley Historical Review, Vol. 18, No. 4. (Mar., 1932), pp. 463-478.

Haggard, J. Villasana. "The House of Barr and Davenport." Southwestern Historical Quarterly Online, Vol. 49, No. 1 (1945).  Available: .

Kastor, Peter J.  “’Motives of Peculiar Urgency:’  Local Diplomacy in Louisiana, 1803-1821.”  William and Mary Quarterly.  3rd Series, Vol. LVIII, No. 4, October 2001.

Russell, Lia.  “100 years of construction in what used to be ‘No Man's Land’" Cenla Focus.  Volume 5, Issue 2, March/April 2002.

Wiese, Jason R.  "Charting Louisiana:  500 years of maps."  Louisiana Cultural Vistas, Vol. 14, No. 3 (Fall 2003), pp. 44-59.


“Boundaries.” The Handbook of Texas Online.  URL:

Carruth, Viola.  “Brief History of Sabine Parish.”  URL: .

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