To Live and Die in the West

Author: Jason Hook
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135977976
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First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Encyclopedia of North American Indian Wars 1607 1890 A Political Social and Military History 3 volumes

Author: Spencer C. Tucker
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1851096035
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This encyclopedia provides a broad, in-depth, and multidisciplinary look at the causes and effects of warfare between whites and Native Americans, encompassing nearly three centuries of history. • Entries written by over 50 leading scholars in the field • 25 charts • 26 maps • A glossary of terms

The Earth is Weeping

Author: Peter Cozzens
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307948188
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First edition published: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

Author: Dee Brown
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453274146
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The “fascinating” #1 New York Times bestseller that awakened the world to the destruction of American Indians in the nineteenth-century West (The Wall Street Journal). First published in 1970, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee generated shockwaves with its frank and heartbreaking depiction of the systematic annihilation of American Indian tribes across the western frontier. In this nonfiction account, Dee Brown focuses on the betrayals, battles, and massacres suffered by American Indians between 1860 and 1890. He tells of the many tribes and their renowned chiefs—from Geronimo to Red Cloud, Sitting Bull to Crazy Horse—who struggled to combat the destruction of their people and culture. Forcefully written and meticulously researched, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee inspired a generation to take a second look at how the West was won. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dee Brown including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

Encyclopedia of American Indian Wars 1492 1890

Author: Jerry Keenan
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393319156
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Provides descriptions of events, individuals, cultural groups, and geographic locations related to any military conflict between Native Americans and Europeans or their descendents

Empire of the Summer Moon

Author: S. C. Gwynne
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416597158
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In the tradition of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, a stunningly vivid historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West, centering on Quanah, the greatest Comanche chief of them all. S.C. Gwynne’s Empire of the Summer Moon spans two astonishing stories. The first traces the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history. The second entails one of the most remarkable narratives ever to come out of the Old West: the epic saga of the pioneer woman Cynthia Ann Parker and her mixed-blood son Quanah, who became the last and greatest chief of the Comanches. Although readers may be more familiar with the tribal names Apache and Sioux, it was in fact the legendary fighting ability of the Comanches that determined just how and when the American West opened up. Comanche boys became adept bareback riders by age six; full Comanche braves were considered the best horsemen who ever rode. They were so masterful at war and so skillful with their arrows and lances that they stopped the northern drive of colonial Spain from Mexico and halted the French expansion westward from Louisiana. White settlers arriving in Texas from the eastern United States were surprised to find the frontier being rolled backward by Comanches incensed by the invasion of their tribal lands. So effective were the Comanches that they forced the creation of the Texas Rangers and account for the advent of the new weapon specifically designed to fight them: the six-gun. The war with the Comanches lasted four decades, in effect holding up the development of the new American nation. Gwynne’s exhilarating account delivers a sweeping narrative that encompasses Spanish colonialism, the Civil War, the destruction of the buffalo herds, and the arrival of the railroads—a historical feast for anyone interested in how the United States came into being. Against this backdrop Gwynne presents the compelling drama of Cynthia Ann Parker, a lovely nine-year-old girl with cornflower-blue eyes who was kidnapped by Comanches from the far Texas frontier in 1836. She grew to love her captors and became infamous as the "White Squaw" who refused to return until her tragic capture by Texas Rangers in 1860. More famous still was her son Quanah, a warrior who was never defeated and whose guerrilla wars in the Texas Panhandle made him a legend. S. C. Gwynne’s account of these events is meticulously researched, intellectually provocative, and, above all, thrillingly told. Empire of the Summer Moon announces him as a major new writer of American history.

Black Elk Speaks

Author: John G. Neihardt
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438425406
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The famous story of the Lakota healer and visionary, Nicholas Black Elk.

The Modocs and Their War

Author: Keith A. Murray
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806113319
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Along the shores of Tule Lake in northern California, three small bands of Modoc Indians joined forces in the fall and winter of 1872-73 to hold off more than one thousand U.S. soldiers and settlers trying to dislodge them from their ancient refuge in the lava beds.

American Plains Indians

Author: Jason Hook
Publisher: Osprey Publishing (UK)
ISBN: 9781841761213
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The adoption of a horse culture heralded the golden age of the Plains Indians - an age that was abruptly ended by the intervention of the white man, who forced them from their vast homelands into reservations in the second half of the 19th century. Jason Hook's fascinating text explores the culture of the American Plains Indians, covering all aspects of their society from camp life to the art of war, in a volume packed with fascinating illustrations and photographs, including eight striking full page colour plates by Richard Hook.

The Decline of the West

Author: Oswald Spengler
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195066340
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Spengler's work describes how we have entered into a centuries-long "world-historical" phase comparable to late antiquity, and his controversial ideas spark debate over the meaning of historiography.