Sand in a Whirlwind: The Paiute Indian War of 1860

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University of Nevada Press, 1972 - History - 316 pages
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Sand in a Whirlwind is a dramatic account of the events surrounding hostilities between settlers and Pyramid Paiutes in the spring of 1860. Thirty years after its publication Ferol Egan's now classic tale continues to enlighten and engage readers.
 

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The best accounting of the northern Piautes struggle against the white invaders ever written, its unbiased and deals with facts.

Contents

An Occurrence at Black Rock Canyon
11
A Desert Mystery
20
The Victims of Justice
27
Storms of Sorrow
42
Rewards of Intolerance
55
Too Many Hurts for Too Many Years
66
The Deadly Spring
78
An Indian for Breakfast
107
California to the Rescue
171
The Washoe Regiment
186
Skirmish at Big Meadows
201
The Battle of Pinnacle Mount
213
When the Sun Was Low
251
The Return of Seasons
272
NOTES
281
BIBLIOGRAPHY
297

The Big Bend of the Carson River
117
Death on the Trtickee
125
The Taste of Fear
156

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About the author (1972)

As a native Californian from Gold Rush country, Ferol Egan developed a love for the American West at an early age. A writer, retired teacher, and historian, Egan is the author of six books including Fr mont: Explorer for a Restless Nation, for which he won the Gold Medal for nonfiction from the Commonwealth Club of California. He received the Silver Medal for Sand in a Whirlwind and the California Medal for The El Dorado Trail. He now resides in Berkeley, California.

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