The Civil War in the American West

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A.A. Knopf, 1991 - History - 448 pages
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A history of the Civil War as it was fought in the West discusses the Indian uprising in Minnesota, the campaigns the North lost in Western Louisiana and Texas, the war against the Native Americans on the Western plains, and more

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A thorough but disappointing assessment of the Civil War as waged west of the Mississippi, by Native-American specialist Josephy (Now That the Buffalo's Gone, 1982; The Indian Heritage of America ... Read full review

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Josephy has attempted the first one-volume integration of various aspects of the Civil War in the West, "the western fringe of the Mississippi Valley to the Pacific.'' He has largely succeeded, though ... Read full review


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The Southwest and the Central Plains 186465
New Mexico Campaign 1862 62

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Alvin M. Josephy Jr. (1915-2005) was a leading historian of the American West and author of many award-winning books, including "Red Power: The American Indians' Fight for Freedom," available in a Bison Books edition. Jeremy FiveCrows is a member of the Nez Perce Tribe and serves as the tribal liaison and publications editor at the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission. Prior to working for the commission he was the editor of the Nez Perce tribal newspaper, the "Tats Titoqan.

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