This book remains one of the best written narratives of its genre. New mexico Historical Review. A superbly constructed book. The result is a fresh and welcome study that departs from the soldier-chases-Indian approach that is all too typical of other books on the topic. Minnesota History"Robert M. Utley is a retired chief historian of the National Park Service and has written over fifteen books on a variety of aspects of history of the American West.
The Indian Frontier 1846-1890 #ad - The indian frontier will give any reader a good overview of the happenings in the West between 1846-1890 H-amindian h-net book review"this book is an excellent synthesis of Indian-white relations in the trans-Mississippi West during the last half-century of the frontier period, a welcome study that departs from the soldier-chases-Indian approach that is all too typical of other books on the topic.
Military history of the West"Masterfully written.
Frontier Regulars: The United States Army and the Indian, 1866-1891Bison Books #ad - In frontier Regulars Robert M. He concludes that the frontier army was not "the heroic vanguard of civilization" as sometimes claimed and still less "the barbaric band of butchers depicted in the humanitarian literature of the nineteenth century and the atonement literature of the twentieth. Rather, it was a group of ordinary and sometimes extraordinary men doing the best they could.
Utley combines scholarship and drama to produce an impressive history of the final, massive drive by the Regular Army to subdue and control the American Indians and open the West during the twenty-five years following the Civil War. Utley's brilliant descriptions of military maneuvers and flaming battles are juxtaposed with a careful analysis of Sherman's army: its mode of operation, equipment, and recruitment; its lifestyle and relations with Congress and civilians.
Frontier Regulars: The United States Army and the Indian, 1866-1891 #ad - Proud of the united states Army and often sympathetic toward the Indians, Utley presents a balanced overview of the long struggle. Here are incisive accounts of the campaign directed by major general William Tecumseh Sherman—from the first skirmishes with the Sioux over the Bozeman Trail defenses in 1866 to the final defeat and subjugation of the Northern Plains Indians in 1890
A Life Wild and Perilous: Mountain Men and the Paths to the PacificHolt Paperbacks #ad - A Life Wild and Perilous: Mountain Men and the Paths to the Pacific #ad - Early in the nineteenth century, the mountain men emerged as a small but distinctive group whose knowledge and experience of the trans-Mississippi West extended the national consciousness to continental dimensions. They opened the way west to fremont and played a major role in the pivotal years of 1845-1848 when Texas was annexed, the Oregon question was decided, and the Mexican War ended with the Southwest and California in American hands, the Pacific Ocean becoming our western boundary.
. Though lewis and clark blazed a narrow corridor of geographical reality, the West remained largely terra incognita until trappers and traders--Jim Bridger, Kit Carson, Tom Fitzpatrick, Jedediah Smith--opened paths through the snow-choked mountain wilderness.
Frontiersmen in Blue: The United States Army and the Indian, 1848-1865University of Nebraska Press #ad - Frontiersmen in Blue: The United States Army and the Indian, 1848-1865 #ad - Robert utley describes many of these skirmishes in consummate detail, including descriptions of garrison life that was sometimes agonizingly isolated, sometimes caught in the lightning moments of desperate battle. Frontiersmen in blue is a comprehensive history of the achievements and failures of the United States Regular and Volunteer Armies that confronted the Indian tribes of the West in the two decades between the Mexican War and the close of the Civil War.
Between 1848 and 1865 the men in blue fought nearly all of the western tribes.
The American Military Frontiers: The United States Army in the West, 1783-1900 Histories of the American FrontierUniversity of New Mexico Press #ad - Clashing with spain, mexico, the confederacy, and Indians in this pursuit of expansion, Britain, France, the army's failures and successes alternately delayed and hastened western migration. The major national themes raised in this book provide important vantage points for sophisticated discussion, at the same time, and, the anecdotal examples chosen for illustration of these points help provide a truly human face to the complex story.
The journal of arizona history"professional scholars and laymen alike, who share a passion for military history--and particularly the American West--should hasten to add this volume to their collections. Military history of the west"wooster has produced a readable, reflective, and interpretive book that is appealing to academics as well as larger audiences while searching deep into the intricacies and dualities of the army and the expanding nation.
The American Military Frontiers: The United States Army in the West, 1783-1900 Histories of the American Frontier #ad - The journal of southern history"an acknowledged authority on the field of the United States Army and the frontier, Robert Wooster provides an effective and updated survey of the army's activities in the changing borderlands of the United States. Utah historical Quarterly. Robert wooster's recently released The American Military Frontiers certainly fits that description.
. Wooster deserves an appreciative audience for this work, among both lay readers and specialists alike.
Say We Are Nations: Documents of Politics and Protest in Indigenous America since 1887 H. Eugene and Lillian Youngs Lehman SeriesThe University of North Carolina Press #ad - Cobb presents the words of Indigenous people who have shaped Native American rights movements from the late nineteenth century through the present day. As these documents show, representation, freedom, justice, invoking "American" and global democratic ideas about citizenship, consent of the governed, Native peoples have adopted a wide range of strategies in this struggle, and personal and civil liberties while investing them with indigenized meanings.
The more than fifty documents gathered here are organized chronologically and thematically for ease in classroom and research use. In this wide-ranging and carefully curated anthology, Daniel M. Presenting essays, and other testimony, speeches, letters, intellectuals, Cobb shows how tribal leaders, government documents, interviews, and activists deployed a variety of protest methods over more than a century to demand Indigenous sovereignty.
Say We Are Nations: Documents of Politics and Protest in Indigenous America since 1887 H. Eugene and Lillian Youngs Lehman Series #ad - The collection's topical breadth, analytical framework, and emphasis on unpublished materials offer students and scholars new sources with which to engage and explore American Indian thought and political action. They address the aspirations of indigenous nations and individuals within Canada, and Alaska as well as the continental United States, Hawaii, placing their activism in both national and international contexts.
The Last Days of the Sioux Nation: Second Edition The Lamar Series in Western HistoryYale University Press #ad - Louis dispatch on the earlier editionWinner of the Buffalo Award. A classic work, it is now available with a new preface by the author that discusses his current thoughts about a tragic episode in American history that has raised much controversy through the years. Praise for the earlier edition:"History as lively and gripping as good fiction.
One of the finest books on the Indian wars of the West. Montana a well-told, easily read account that will be the standard reference for this phase of the Indian problem. American historical ReviewA major job. This fascinating account tells what the sioux were like when they first came to their reservation and how their reaction to the new system eventually led to the last confrontation between the Army and the Sioux at the Battle of Wounded Knee Creek.
The Last Days of the Sioux Nation: Second Edition The Lamar Series in Western History #ad - Magnificently researched. San francisco chronicleby far the best treatment of the complex and controversial relationship between the Sioux and their conquerors yet presented and should be must reading for serious students of Western Americana. St.
The Legacy of Conquest: The Unbroken Past of the American WestW. W. Norton & Company #ad - Here she interprets the stories and the characters in a new way: the trappers, oilmen, and sheriffs of the Old West "meant business" in more ways than one, traders, Indians, cowboys, farmers, and their descendents mean business today. But in fact, the west has a history grounded primarily in economic reality; in hardheaded questions of profit, loss, Patricia Nelson Limerick argues, competition, and consolidation.
The Legacy of Conquest: The Unbroken Past of the American West #ad - . Limerick is one of the most engaging historians writing today. Richard whitethe "settling" of the American West has been perceived throughout the world as a series of quaint, violent, and romantic adventures.
Twilight of the Gods: War in the Western Pacific, 1944-1945 Vol. 3W. W. Norton & Company #ad - Toll’s narratives of combat in the air, but he also takes the reader into the halls of power in Washington and Tokyo, and on the beaches are as gripping as ever, at sea, where the great questions of strategy and diplomacy were decided. Navy won the largest naval battle in history; douglas macarthur made good his pledge to return to the Philippines; waves of kamikazes attacked the Allied fleets; the Japanese fought to the last man on one island after another; B-29 bombers burned down Japanese cities; and Hiroshima and Nagasaki were vaporized in atomic blasts.
Twilight of the Gods: War in the Western Pacific, 1944-1945 Vol. 3 #ad - Ian W. The final volume of the magisterial Pacific War Trilogy from acclaimed historian Ian W. Toll, “one of the great storytellers of war” Evan Thomas. Twilight of the gods is a riveting account of the harrowing last year of World War II in the Pacific, when the U. S. Lionel barber of the financial times chose the second volume of the series The Conquering Tide as the preemiment book of 2016, calling it “military history at its best.
Readers who have been waiting for the conclusion of Toll’s masterpiece will be thrilled by this final volume.
Lone Star Justice: The First Century of the Texas RangersOxford University Press #ad - In lone star justice, best-selling author Robert M. As the rangers evolved from part-time warriors to full-time lawmen by 1874, including homicidal feuds, labor strikes, they learned to face new dangers, and vigilantes turned mobs. Utley shows how, under the leadership of men like Jack Hays and Ben McCulloch, these fiercely independent fighters were transformed into a well-trained, cohesive team.
From the lone ranger to lonesome dove, the Texas Rangers have been celebrated in fact and fiction for their daring exploits in bringing justice to the Old West. Armed with a revolutionary new weapon, they became a deadly fighting force, Samuel Colt's repeating revolver, whether battling Comanches on the plains or storming the city of Monterey in the Mexican-American War.
Utley captures the first hundred years of Ranger history, in a narrative packed with adventures worthy of Zane Grey or Larry McMurtry. The rangers began in the 1820s as loose groups of citizen soldiers, banding together to chase Indians and Mexicans on the raw Texas frontier. They battled train robbers, who captured John Wesley Hardin, cattle thieves and other outlaws--it was Rangers, for example, the most feared gunman in the West.
Lone Star Justice: The First Century of the Texas Rangers #ad - Based on exhaustive research in Texas archives, this is the most authoritative history of the Texas Rangers in over half a century. Utley--a vivid portrait of the Old West and of the legendary men who kept the law on the lawless frontier. It will stand alongside other classics of Western history by Robert M.
"We Are Still Here": American Indians Since 1890 The American History Series Book 51Wiley-Blackwell #ad - "We Are Still Here": American Indians Since 1890 The American History Series Book 51 #ad - Or native american survey text includes a completely up-to-date synthesis of the most current literature in the field Features a comprehensive Bibliographical Essay that serves to aid student research and writing Covers American Indian history from 1890 through 2013. In addition to revisions and updates, the second edition of “we are Still Here” features new material, seeing this well-loved American History Series volume maintain its treatment of American Indians in the 20th century while extending its coverage into the opening decades of the 21st century.
Provides student and general readers concise and engaging coverage of contemporary history of American Indians contributed by top scholars and instructors in the field Represents an ideal supplement to any U. S.