This is a comprehensive glossary of terms describing the history, culture and customs of 19th century America as represented in Rifles for Watie by Harold Keith. There are over 200 entries including English words, slang, idiomatic and figurative expressions, historical terms and more that can’t commonly be found in a middle school dictionary. To accommodate the different editions of Rifles for Watie, words are listed by chapter in the order they appear in the book with an alphabetical index in the back. Included in the introduction is a brief essay on the language and times of General Watie to assist readers in understanding the overall context of the story. There is also an essay regarding figurative language to assist readers with Keith’s rich use of figurative language.