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The contested plains : Indians, goldseekers, & the rush to Colorado

Author: Elliott West
Publisher: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses the rise of the Native American horse culture, the discovery of gold in the Rocky Mountains, and the Indian Wars of the 1860's.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
West, Elliott, 1945-
Contested plains.
Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©1998
(OCoLC)605364877
Online version:
West, Elliott, 1945-
Contested plains.
Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©1998
(OCoLC)605675394
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elliott West
ISBN: 0700608915 9780700608911 0700610294 9780700610297
OCLC Number: 37903468
Awards: Winner of Spur Awards (Western Nonfic Histl) 1999
Description: xxiv, 422 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue: A scrap and a panic --
Part 1: Visions. The Old World ; Frontiers and visions ; The called out people --
Part 2: Gold rush. The gold ; The gathering ; The rush --
Part 3: Power. Path of empire ; On the road to a flourishing mountain state ; The people of the centre ; The miseries of failure --
Epilogue: Stories in the teeth of life.
Responsibility: Elliott West.
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