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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Tate, Michael L.
Frontier army in the settlement of the West.
Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, c1999
|Material Type:||Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Michael L Tate
|Description:||1 online resource (xx, 454 p.) : ill., 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.|