Civil War and the Indian Wars

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Pelican Publishing, Sep 23, 2010 - History
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Many historians of the Indian wars seem to credit the War Between the States as a significant factor in the uprising of numerous tribes during these same years. In fact, the continuous exposure to white civilization, the incursion by whites with modern technology, and an ambiguous government policy had caused frustration as far back as two decades
before the Civil War began.

This account of some of the conflicts between American Indians and whites from 1861-1865 depicts the struggles among disenfranchised native peoples on the frontier and expansion of a predominantly white culture into the West. While whites fought whites from the Atlantic seaboard to the prairies of Kansas, great nations in Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Montana, the Dakotas, Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, Texas, Missouri, and Minnesota struck back at the incursion of white intruders.

The book neither condemns nor justifies the actions of either sidei1/2rather, it is a thorough, chronological examination of the events and incidents that occurred during these four years. Based on confrontations as they were recorded by contemporary writers and historians, the book is not separated into individual accounts of the conflicts as many historians have previously done. Instead, Birdi1/2s approach is to treat all the Indian wars fought between 1861 and
1865 in order of their occurrence to examine the governmenti1/2s and the military's policies toward the "wild" American Indians of the West.

 

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Contents

The Fight Will Be Settled by White Men Without Indian Assistance 1861
19
Let Them Eat Grass 1862
39
I Want Him Dead 1863
61
Soldiers Have Again Covered Themselves with Glory 1864
81

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About the author (2010)

Roy Bird began his writing career during his senior year in college and has continued for three decades. He writes about the Civil War, the American West, and his beloved native Kansas. He is the author of Civil War in Kansas, another popular title in this series published by Pelican.

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