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An American genocide : the United States and the California Indian catastrophe, 1846-1873

Author: Benjamin Madley
Publisher: New Haven ; London Yale University Press [2016]
Series: The Lamar series in western history
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Between 1846 and 1873, California's Indian population plunged from perhaps 150,000 to 30,000. Benjamin Madley is the first historian to uncover the full extent of the slaughter, the involvement of state and federal officials, the taxpayer dollars that supported the violence, indigenous resistance, who did the killing, and why the killings ended. This deeply researched book is a comprehensive and chilling history of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Madley
ISBN: 9780300181364 0300181361
OCLC Number: 952635782
Description: xv, 692 Seiten : Illustrationen, Karten
Series Title: The Lamar series in western history
Responsibility: Benjamin Madley.

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"As Benjamin Madley writes in An American Genocide, by 1873, roaming bands of Indian-killers played a major role in reducing native numbers by more than 80 percent. . . . The mass murders raise the Read more...

 
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