Abbott wrote about the life of a cowboy.
Edward Charles Abbott was born in England—but he became the prototypical American cowboy. His family moved to Texas when he was a boy; he later helped move a cattle herd to Nebraska. He later moved to Montana, where he became a rancher and an influential member of the stockgrowers association. Abbott—who was called Teddy Blue—is best known for his remarkable chronicle of cowboy life, We Pointed Them North. It came out in 1939, just a few days before he died at age 78.