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The wild frontier : atrocities during the American-Indian War from Jamestown Colony to Wounded Knee

Author: William M Osborn
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"In The Wild Frontier, William M. Osborn discusses the changing settler attitude toward the Indians over several centuries, as well as Indian and settler characteristics - the Indian love of warfare, for instance (more than 400 inter-tribal wars were fought even after the threatening settlers arrived), and the settlers' irresistible desire for the land occupied by the Indians."
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Osborn, William M.
Wild frontier.
New York : Random House, ©2000
(OCoLC)606496661
Online version:
Osborn, William M.
Wild frontier.
New York : Random House, ©2000
(OCoLC)631892313
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William M Osborn
ISBN: 0375503749 9780375503740 9780375758560 0375758569
OCLC Number: 43634612
Description: xv, 363 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Settler and Other American Attitudes About the Indians --
2. Some Indian Cultural Characteristics --
3. Some Settler Cultural Characteristics --
4. Pre-Colonial Atrocities --
5. Colonial Atrocities --
6. Atrocities During the Eras of the British Wars: The Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 --
7. Atrocities from the Trails of Tears to the Civil War --
8. Atrocities in the Civil War and Post-Civil War Eras --
9. Some Other Aspects of the War --
10. Government Indian Policy --
11. Where We Are and Where We May Go --
App. A. Intertribal Indian Wars --
App. B. Deaths Caused by Specific Indian Atrocities --
App. C. Deaths Caused by Specific Settler Atrocities.
Responsibility: William M. Osborn.
Local System Bib Number:
1610475867688_338214
991000453859705351

Abstract:

"In The Wild Frontier, William M. Osborn discusses the changing settler attitude toward the Indians over several centuries, as well as Indian and settler characteristics - the Indian love of warfare, for instance (more than 400 inter-tribal wars were fought even after the threatening settlers arrived), and the settlers' irresistible desire for the land occupied by the Indians."

"The atrocities described in The Wild Frontier led to the deaths of more than 9,000 settlers and 7,000 Indians. Most of these events were not only horrible but bizarre. Notoriously, the British use of Indians to terrorize the settlers during the American Revolution left bitter feelings, which in turn contributed to atrocious conduct on the part of the settlers. Osborn also discusses other controversial subjects, such as the treaties with the Indians, matters relating to the occupation of land, the major part disease played in the war, and the statements by both settlers and Indians, each arguing for the extermination of the other.

He details the disgraceful American government policy toward the Indians, which continues even today, and speculates about the uncertain future of the Indians themselves." "Thousands of eyewitness accounts are the raw material of The Wild Frontier, in which we learn that many Indians tortured and killed prisoners, and some even engaged in cannibalism; and that though numerous settlers came to the New World for religious reasons, or to escape English oppression, many others had been convicted of crimes and came to avoid being hanged." "The Wild Frontier tells a story that helps us understand our history, and how, as the settlers moved west, they often brutally expelled the Indians by force while themselves suffering torture and kidnapping."--Jacket.

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