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The frontier army in the settlement of the West

Author: Michael L Tate
Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : Red River books edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael L Tate
ISBN: 0806133864 9780806133867
OCLC Number: 51629234
Notes: "Red River books."
Description: xx, 454 pages, [14] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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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