Thunder in the Mountains: Chief Joseph, Oliver Otis Howard, and the Nez Perce War

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - Standing in his way was chief Joseph, a young leader who never stopped advocating for Native American sovereignty and equal rights. In the summer of 1877, general oliver otis howard, a champion of African American civil rights, ruthlessly pursued hundreds of Nez Perce families who resisted moving onto a reservation.

Thunder in the Mountains: Chief Joseph, Oliver Otis Howard, and the Nez Perce War #ad - Beautifully wrought and impossible to put down, Daniel Sharfstein’s Thunder in the Mountains chronicles with compassion and grace that resonant past we should never forget. Brenda wineapple, author of ecstatic nation: confidence, Crisis, and Compromise, 1848–1877After the Civil War and Reconstruction, a new struggle raged in the Northern Rockies.

. Thunder in the mountains is the spellbinding story of two legendary figures and their epic clash of ideas about the meaning of freedom and the role of government in American life.

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Yellow Wolf: His Own Story

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Caxton Press #ad - Researchers consider this account of the Native American strategy and the events surrounding the Nez Perce war to be a foundation book for any study of the Nez Perce tribe and their history. Yellow wolf was a nez perce leader and one of the last Survivors of the Nez Perce War in the Northwest Territories.

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The Last Indian War: The Nez Perce Story Pivotal Moments in American History

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Oxford University Press #ad - West offers a riveting account of what came next: the harrowing flight of 800 Nez Perce, children and elderly, including many women, across 1500 miles of mountainous and difficult terrain. He gives a full reckoning of the campaigns and battles--and the unexpected turns, brilliant stratagems, and grand heroism that occurred along the way.

. In an initial treaty, the nez perce were promised a large part of their ancestral homeland, but the discovery of gold led to a stampede of settlement within the Nez Perce land. And he brings to life the complex characters from both sides of the conflict, and--at the center of it all--the Nez Perce themselves the Nimiipuu, politicians, including cavalrymen, officers, "true people".

The Last Indian War: The Nez Perce Story Pivotal Moments in American History #ad - It was, a tale of courage and ingenuity, of desperate struggle and shattered hope, as Elliott West shows, of short-sighted government action and a doomed flight to freedom. To tell the story, west begins with the early history of the Nez Perce and their years of friendly relations with white settlers. Numerous injustices at the hands of the US government combined with the settlers' invasion to provoke this most accomodating of tribes to war.

This newest volume in oxford's acclaimed pivotal Moments series offers an unforgettable portrait of the Nez Perce War of 1877, the last great Indian conflict in American history. The book sheds light on the war's legacy, whose speech of surrender, "I will fight no more forever, including the near sainthood that was bestowed upon Chief Joseph, " became as celebrated as the Gettysburg Address.

Based on a rich cache of historical documents, from government and military records to contemporary interviews and newspaper reports, The Last Indian War offers a searing portrait of a moment when the American identity--who was and who was not a citizen--was being forged.

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The Earth Is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West

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Vintage #ad - In an exploration of the wars and negotiations that destroyed tribal ways of life even as they made possible the emergence of the modern United States, Peter Cozzens gives us both sides in comprehensive and singularly intimate detail. He illuminates the encroachment experienced by the tribes and the tribal conflicts over whether to fight or make peace, and explores the squalid lives of soldiers posted to the frontier and the ethical quandaries faced by generals who often sympathized with their native enemies.

The Earth Is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West #ad - A times "history book of the year" and a smithsonian "top History Book of 2016"   *Shortlisted for Military History Magazine's Book of the Year Award. Sets a new standard for Western Indian Wars history. Stuart rosebrook, sherman, as well as great native leaders such as crazy horse, and red cloud, and a host of other military and political figures, grant,  true west magazine   *winner of the Gilder Lehrman Prize for Military History and the 2017 Caroline Bancroft History Prize   *Finalist for the Western Writers of America’s 2017 Spur Award in Best Western Historical NonfictionBringing together a pageant of fascinating characters including Custer, Geronimo, Sitting Bull, The Earth is Weeping—lauded by Booklist as “a beautifully written work of understanding and compassion”—is the fullest account to date of how the West was won…and lost.

With the end of the civil war, the nation recommenced its expansion onto traditional Indian tribal lands, setting off a wide-ranging conflict that would last more than three decades.

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Chief Joseph & the Flight of the Nez Perce: The Untold Story of an American Tragedy

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HarperOne #ad - Military commander who had been pursuing them, and spoke his now-famous words, "From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever. The story has been told many times, but never before in its entirety or with such narrative richness. Hidden in the shadow cast by the great western expeditions of lewis and clark lies another journey every bit as poignant, every bit as dramatic, and children from their homelands in what is now eastern Oregon through the most difficult, 800-mile journey made by Chief Joseph and eight hundred Nez Perce men, women, mountainous country in western America to the high, and every bit as essential to an understanding of who we are as a nation -- the 1, wintry plains of Montana.

There, chief joseph, only forty miles from the Canadian border and freedom, convinced that the wounded and elders could go no farther, walked across the snowy battlefield, handed his rifle to the U. S. Drawing on four years of research, and 20, 000 miles of travel, North Dakota, Nerburn takes us beyond the surrender to the captives' unlikely welcome in Bismarck, interviews, their tragic eight-year exile in Indian Territory, and their ultimate return to the Northwest.

Chief Joseph & the Flight of the Nez Perce: The Untold Story of an American Tragedy #ad - It is a grand saga of a pivotal time in our nation's history. Its events brush against the california Gold Rush, the Civil War, the great western pioneer migration, and the building of the telegraph and the transcontinental railroad. Once you have read this groundbreaking work, you will never look at Chief Joseph, the American Indian, or our nation's westward journey in the same way again.

Nerburn reveals the true, complex character of joseph, showing how the man was transformed into a myth by a public hungry for an image of the noble Indian and how Joseph exploited the myth in order to achieve his single goal of returning his people to their homeland.

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The Apache Wars: The Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started the Longest War in American History

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Crown #ad - His kidnapping started the longest war in American history, and both sides--the Apaches and the white invaders—blamed him for it. This is mickey free's story, cochise, and victorio; the soldiers Kit Carson, but also the story of his contemporaries: the great Apache leaders Mangas Coloradas, O. Howard, tom horn, and nelson miles; the scouts and frontiersmen al sieber, George Crook, Tom Jeffords, and Texas John Slaughter; the great White Mountain scout Alchesay and the Apache female warrior Lozen; the fierce Apache warrior Geronimo; and the Apache Kid.

He played a pivotal role in this long war for the desert Southwest from its beginning in 1861 until its end in 1890 with his pursuit of the renegade scout, Apache Kid. In this sprawling, monumental work, Paul Hutton unfolds over two decades of the last war for the West through the eyes of the men and women who lived it.

The Apache Wars: The Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started the Longest War in American History #ad - In the tradition of empire of the summer Moon, a stunningly vivid historical account of the manhunt for Geronimo and the 25-year Apache struggle for their homeland. They called him Mickey Free. He was the only man Geronimo ever feared. O. These lives shaped the violent history of the deserts and mountains of the Southwestern borderlands--a bleak and unforgiving world where a people would make a final, bloody stand against an American war machine bent on their destruction.

A mixed-blood warrior who moved uneasily between the worlds of the Apaches and the American soldiers, he was never trusted by either but desperately needed by both.

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The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, An American Legend

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Simon & Schuster #ad - As they trace the events leading to red cloud’s war, such as the dashing john bozeman; and the memorable warriors whom Red Cloud groomed, who were charged with annihilating the Sioux; fearless explorers, they provide intimate portraits of the many lives Red Cloud touched—mountain men such as Jim Bridger; US generals like William Tecumseh Sherman, like the legendary Crazy Horse.

But the fog of history has left Red Cloud strangely obscured. Unabashed, unbiased, leaving no razor-sharp arrowhead unturned, and disturbingly honest, no rifle trigger unpulled. A compelling and fiery narrative” usa todAY, this is the definitive chronicle of the conflict between an expanding white civilization and the Plains Indians who stood in its way.

And at the center of the story is Red Cloud, fighting for the very existence of the Indian way of life. At the peak of red cloud’s powers the Sioux could claim control of one-fifth of the contiguous United States and the loyalty of thousands of fierce fighters. An acclaimed new york times bestseller, selected by salon as a best book of the year, the astonishing untold story of the life and times of Sioux warrior Red Cloud: “a page-turner with remarkable immediacy…and the narrative sweep of a great Western” The Boston Globe.

The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, An American Legend #ad - Red cloud was the only american indian in history to defeat the United States Army in a war, forcing the government to sue for peace on his terms. Now, and painstaking research by two award-winning authors, thanks to the rediscovery of a lost autobiography, the story of the nineteenth century’s most powerful and successful Indian warrior can finally be told.

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The Journey of Crazy Horse: A Lakota History

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Penguin Books #ad - Drawing on vivid oral histories, Joseph M. The journey of crazy horse is the true story of how one man’s fight for his people’s survival roused his true genius as a strategist, commander, and trusted leader. Army to its knees at the Battle of Little Bighorn. But to his fellow lakota indians, he was a dutiful son and humble fighting man who—with valor, and unparalleled leadership—fought for his people’s land, spirit, livelihood, respect, and honor.

In this fascinating biography, Joseph M. And it is an unforgettable portrayal of a revered human being and a profound celebration of a culture, a community, and an enduring way of life. Those wishing to understand Crazy Horse as the Lakota know him won't find a better accout than Marshall's. San francisco Chronicle.

The Journey of Crazy Horse: A Lakota History #ad - Marshall’s intimate biography introduces a never-before-seen portrait of Crazy Horse and his Lakota communityMost of the world remembers Crazy Horse as a peerless warrior who brought the U. S. Marshall, creates a vibrant portrait of the man, himself a Lakota Indian, his times, and his legacy. Thanks to firsthand research and his culture’s rich oral tradition rarely shared outside the Native American community, Marshall reveals many aspects of Crazy Horse’s life, including details of the powerful vision that convinced him of his duty to help preserve the Lakota homeland—a vision that changed the course of Crazy Horse’s life and spurred him confidently into battle time and time again.

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Thunder In the Mountains: The West Virginia Mine War, 1920-21

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University of Pittsburgh Press #ad - C. The west virginia mine war of 1920-21, a major civil insurrection of unusual brutality on both sides, even by the standards of the coal fields, state and private police, involved thousands of union and nonunion miners, militia, and federal troops. Before it was over, much of the state was under military rule, three West Virginia counties were in open rebellion, and bombers of the U.

S. Army air corps had been dispatched against striking miners. The origins of this civil war were in the Draconian rule of the coal companies over the fiercely proud miners of Appalachia. It began in the small railroad town of Matewan when Mayor C. Testerman and police chief sid hatfield sided with striking miners against agents of the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency, who attempted to evict the miners from company-owned housing.

Thunder In the Mountains: The West Virginia Mine War, 1920-21 #ad - During a street battle, mayor Testerman, seven Baldwin-Felts agents, and two miners were shot to death. Hatfield became a folk hero to Appalachia. But he, like Testerman, was to be a martyr. The next summer, baldwin-felts agents assassinated him and his best friend, on the steps of the courthouse in Welch, as their wives watched, Ed Chambers, accelerating the miners’ rebellion into open warfare.

Much neglected in historical accounts, thunder in the Mountains is the only available book-length account of the crisis in American industrial relations and governance that occured during the West Virginia mine war of 1920-21.  .

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Traveler's Guide to the Great Sioux War

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Montana Historical Society Press #ad - Greene, author of nez perce Summer, 1876 and Yellowstone Command: Colonel Nelson A. Miles and the Great Sioux War. This book is a must for the serious scholar, avocational traveler, or just plain history junkie. Jerome A. The great sioux war was the most famous indian war in american history but most of its sites have been known to only a few students of the conflict—until now! This invaluable guide, by one of the leading historians of the military frontier, is essential reading for anyone interested in this epic moment from our past.

Traveler's Guide to the Great Sioux War #ad - Paul andrew hutton, author of phil Sheridan and His Army, and editor of Soldiers West and The Custer Reader. Paul hedren has succeeded in making the sites and geography of the Great Sioux War come alive.

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Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - These invisible casualties of the Great Recession have taken to the road by the tens of thousands in RVs and modified vans, forming a growing community of nomads. Nomadland tells a revelatory tale of the dark underbelly of the American economy—one which foreshadows the precarious future that may await many more of us.

Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century #ad - At the same time, it celebrates the exceptional resilience and creativity of these Americans who have given up ordinary rootedness to survive, but have not given up hope. People who thought the 2008 financial collapse was over a long time ago need to meet the people Jessica Bruder got to know in this scorching, beautifully written, vivid, disturbing and occasionally wryly funny book.

Rebecca solnitfrom the beet fields of north dakota to the campgrounds of California to Amazon’s CamperForce program in Texas, low-cost labor pool, employers have discovered a new, made up largely of transient older adults.

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