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The American west

Author: Dee Brown
Publisher: New York ; London : Touchstone, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Fully illustrated, this epic narrative brings to life the American West during the exciting years from 1840 to the turn of the century. Interweaving the stories of Native Americans, ranchers, and settlers, Brown re-creates the triumphs and the tragedies of the times. Sharply drawn profiles focus on Sitting Bull, Geronimo, Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett, Wyapp Earp, and others.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dee Brown
ISBN: 0684804417 9780684804415
OCLC Number: 60297849
Description: 461 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Westward march --
Longhorns and pioneers --
Cattle, horses, and cowboys --
Red Cloud of the Sioux --
Black Kettle of the Cheyennes --
Kiowa and Comanche --
Conquest of Cochise --
Treaties and the Thieves' road --
Big rolling land --
Story of a western town --
Finer things in life --
Myth and its makers --
Rip-roaring trail towns --
Vision of Sitting Bull --
Warriors come in --
Dull Knife marches home --
Captain Jack and the Modocs --
Joseph of the Nez Perces --
Peace seekers --
Saga of Dodge City --
Beef bonanza --
Billy the Kid --
Free grass in the Northwest --
Big blizzards and little wars --
Jollification --
Geronimo and the Chiricahuas --
Ghost Dance and Wounded Knee --
Wild west shows and rodeos --
Law, order, and politics.
Responsibility: Dee Brown ; photos edited by Martin F. Schmitt.

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By the author of "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee", this work portrays life in the American West from 1840 to the turn of the century. It interweaves stories of native Americans, ranchers and settlers,  Read more...

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Michael Kammen"Pulitzer Prize Winner, "New York Newsday"A galloping, anecdotal narrative of the trans-Mississippi West from the Civil War to the turn of the century. Allen Boyer"The New York Times Read more...

 
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