Kickapoos: Lords of the Middle Border

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University of Oklahoma Press, Apr 1, 1975 - Social Science - 387 pages
The Kickapoo Indians resisted outsiders' every attempt to settle their lands--until finally they were forced to remove west of the Mississippi River to the plains of the Southwest. There they continued to wage war and acted as traders for border captives and goods. In 1873 they reluctantly settled on a reservation in Indian Territory. There, corrupt politicians, land swindlers, gamblers, and whiskey peddlers preyed on the tribe. Not until the twentieth century did the Kickapoos received just treatment at the hands of the United States government. Arrell Morgan Gibson (1921-87) was the George Lynn Cross Research Professor of History at the University of Oklahoma. Among the numerous books he authored or edited are The Kickapoos: Lords of the Middle Border and The Chickasaws.
 

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I had no idea of the history of this tribe, and am grateful Mr. Gibson has filled in a very vacant stretch of canvas. I hope others use this book to flesh out the history of the West prior to the Civil War. Read full review

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User Review  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

I had no idea of the history of this tribe, and am grateful Mr. Gibson has filled in a vaery vacant stretch of canvas. I hope others use this book to flesh out the history of the West prior to the Civil War. Read full review

Contents

Introducing the Kickapoos
3
Ononthios Children
17
Serving Two Masters
29
The ChickasawOsage Campaigns
41
Tecumsehs Minions
52
Massacre at Pigeon Roost
64
A Home in Missouri
78
Banditti on the Niangua
91
The Pawnee Hunters
166
Texas Greatest Enemy
179
The Battle of Dove Creek
193
Raiders from Remolino
208
The Miles Mission
222
The Mackenzie Raid
236
A New Home
253
The Cold War on the Deep Fork
271

The Kickapoo Prophet
109
The Kansas Land Sharks
124
Lords of the Middle Border
141
Affair at Kickapoo Town
152
The Great Kickapoo Swindle
291
Boomers on the Deep Fork
305
The BentleyThackery War
319
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Arrell Morgan Gibson (1921-1987) was the George Lynn Cross Research Professor of History at the University of Oklahoma. He was the author of many books on western history, including The Chickasaws, The Life and Death of Colonel Albert Jennings Fountain, and Oklahoma: A History of Five Centuries, all published by the University of Oklahoma Press.

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