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Chronicle of the Indian wars : from colonial times to Wounded Knee

Author: Alan Axelrod
Publisher: New York : Prentice Hall General Reference, ©1993.
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From the moment that Europeans landed on America's shores, they engaged in bloody conflict with the natives they encountered. Tensions and hostilities bred in the colonial wars with the Spanish, English, French, and Dutch would lead inevitably to the later wars of the removal period, skirmishes on the western Plains, and, ultimately, the confrontation at Wounded Knee. Now, captured here in the words of those who  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Nonfiction
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Axelrod, Alan, 1952-
Chronicle of the Indian wars.
New York : Prentice Hall General Reference, ©1993
(OCoLC)608173417
Online version:
Axelrod, Alan, 1952-
Chronicle of the Indian wars.
New York : Prentice Hall General Reference, ©1993
(OCoLC)622505134
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Axelrod
ISBN: 0671846507 9780671846503
OCLC Number: 26094609
Description: viii, 280 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Black legend, red men: new Spain (1492-1751) --
Ch. 2. "To subdue the wilde salvages:" Jamestown and the southern settlements (1607-1671) --
Ch. 3. Trouble in New Canaan: the Pequot War (1634-1638) --
Ch. 4. New England bleeds: King Philip's War (1675-1676) --
Ch. 5. Trade and tyranny: the Dutch-Indian Wars (1626-1664) --
Ch. 6. Iroquoian imperialism: the Beaver Wars (1638-1684) --
Ch. 7. Clients, allies, enemies, and a demagogue: the Indian War of 1675-1676 --
Ch. 8. Old world enmities, new world battles: the wars of King William and Queen Anne (1688-1713) --
Ch. 9. Desperate resistance: the Tuscarora and Yamassee Wars (1710-1716) --
Ch. 10. An ear and an empire: the Fox Resistance, King George's War, and the Chickasaw Resistance (1712-1748) --
Ch. 11. Paths of glory: the period of the French and Indian War (1749-1763) --
Ch. 12. Coda and prelude: the epoch of Pontiac's Rebellion, the Paxton Riots, and Lord Dunmore's War (1760-1774) --
Ch. 13. White war, red blood, the revolutionary period (1774-1784) --
Ch. 14. After the Revolution: Little Turtle's War (1780-1795) --
Ch. 15. Forlorn prophecy: the period of Tecumseh and the War of 1812 (1805-1814) --
Ch. 16. Wars of the removal: the South (1812-1858) --
Ch. 17. Wars of the removal: the Old Northwest (1812-1833) --
Ch. 18. The wars for the West: overture (1840s-1850s) --
Ch. 19. Early wars in the Far West (1850-1859) --
Ch. 20. On the eve of civil war (1851-1860) --
Ch. 21. Blue, gray, and red: the Apache Uprising and Navajo War (1861-1864) --
Ch. 22. Blue, gray and red: the Santee Sioux Uprising, the Shoshoni War, and the Cheyenne-Arapaho War (1862-1865) --
Ch. 23. Wars on the plains (1860-1869) --
Ch. 24. The fate of "conquest by kindness": the Snake War, the Modoc War, and the Red River War (1866-1875) --
Ch. 25. The Northern Plains and the Northwest: the Sioux War for the Black Hills and the pursuit of the Nez Perces (1876-1881) --
Ch. 26. Wars against the Bannocks, Sheepeaters, and Utes (1878-1879) --
Ch. 27. The Apache epoch (1870-1886) --
Epilogue: Ghost Dance and Wounded Knee.
Responsibility: Alan Axelrod.
Local System Bib Number:
1610475867688_192161
991000338299705351

Abstract:

From the moment that Europeans landed on America's shores, they engaged in bloody conflict with the natives they encountered. Tensions and hostilities bred in the colonial wars with the Spanish, English, French, and Dutch would lead inevitably to the later wars of the removal period, skirmishes on the western Plains, and, ultimately, the confrontation at Wounded Knee. Now, captured here in the words of those who lived it, is the epic, violent history of a landscape turned red - through fear, greed, and fatal misunderstanding. Each chapter in this sweeping narrative outlines and focuses on a particular war or period, re-creating its conflicts through hundreds of immediate sources - the diaries and letters of military commanders, captivity narratives and missionary journals, U.S. Army reports and treaties, and Native American speeches and oral accounts. Here are the authentic voices of Chief Joseph, Black Hawk, Sitting Bull, and Crazy Horse; the accounts given by George Rogers Clark, Kit Carson, William Tecumseh Sherman, and George Armstrong Custer; as well as the experiences of the common soldier who labored under brutal conditions along the frontier, and Native American warriors fighting to the death to preserve their threatened way of life. Additional features make this volume the perfect reference. Included in each chapter are brief biographies of individual native and white leaders; excerpts from hundreds of historical documents; feature boxes on such topics as the conduct of warfare along the frontier, Native American beliefs, the fate of a captive, and treaties that were made and abandoned; maps of tribal locations and battle campaigns; and historical drawings and photographs. A detailed chronology highlights all of the significant events in Native-white relations from the sixteenth-century Spanish exploration of North America through the aftermath of Wounded Knee. Like no other single volume, Chronicle of the Indian Wars brings to life the entire history of this centuries-old struggle for possession of a continent, tracing the sources of tragic conflict from their origin nearly 500 years ago up to the brink of the twentieth century.
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