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The frontier army in the settlement of the West

Author: Michael L Tate
Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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History
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Tate, Michael L.
Frontier army in the settlement of the West.
Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, ©1999
(DLC) 99036276
(OCoLC)41580638
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael L Tate
ISBN: 0585146357 9780585146355
OCLC Number: 43477073
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 454 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Discoverers: military scientists, ethnologists, and artists in the new empire --
Encountering the elephant: army aid to emigrants on the Platte River road --
Across and on the wide Missouri: the army's role in western transportation and communication --
Posse comitatus in blue: the soldier as frontier lawman --
Dining at the government trough: army contracts and payrolls as community builders --
Uncle Sam's farmers: soldiers as agriculturalists and meteorologists --
Hippocrates in blue: army doctors on the frontier --
Reform the man: post chapels, schools, and libraries --
Sharpening the eagle's talons for domestic duties: the army in public relief work and in protecting the national parks --
In defense of "Poor Lo": military advocacy for Native American rights --
Documenting the experience: soldier journalists, autobiographers, and novelists --
Life after soldiering: entrepreneurs, investors, and retirees.
Responsibility: by Michael L. Tate.

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