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The American West

Author: Dee Brown; Martin F Schmitt
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 1994. ©1994
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Beginning with the demise of the Native Americans of the Plains, Brown depicts the onrush of the burgeoning cattle trade and the waves of immigrants who ultimately "settled" the land. In the retelling of this oft-told saga, Brown has demonstrated once again his abilities as a master storyteller and an entertaining popular historian. Byturns heroic, tragic, and even humorous, The American West brings to life  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Brown, Dee Alexander.
American West.
New York : Scribner, ©1994
Online version:
Brown, Dee Alexander.
American West.
New York : Scribner, ©1994
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dee Brown; Martin F Schmitt
ISBN: 0025174215 9780025174214 0684804417 9780684804415
OCLC Number: 31206188
Description: 461 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Westward march --
Longhorns and pioneers --
Cattle, horses, and cowboys --
Red cloud of the Sioux --
Black Kettle of the Cheyennes --
Kiowa and Comanche --
The conquest of Cochise --
Treaties and the thieves' road --
The big rolling land --
The story of a western town --
The finer things in life --
The myth and its makers --
Rip-roaring trail towns --
The vision of Sitting Bull --
The warriors come in --
Dull knife marches home --
Captain Jack and the Modocs --
Joseph of the Nez Perces --
The peace seekers --
The saga of Dodge City --
The beef bonanza --
Billy the Kid --
Free grass in the Northwest --
Big blizzards and little wars --
Jollification --
Geronimo and the Chiricahuas --
The ghost dance and Wounded Knee --
Wild west shows and rodeos --
Law, order, and politics.
Responsibility: Dee Brown ; photos edited by Martin F. Schmitt.
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This is an account of America's most famous drama. By centring solely on three subjects - Native Americans, settlers and ranchers - the author recreates these groups' struggles for their place in  Read more...
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