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The Settlers' War : The Struggle for the Texas Frontier in the 1860s.

Author: Gregory Michno
Publisher: Lincoln : Caxton Press, 2011.
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Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton PressDuring the decades from 1820 to 1870, the American frontier expanded two thousand miles across the trans-Mississippi West. In Texas the frontier line expanded only about two hundred miles. The supposedly irresistible European force met nearly immovable Native American resistance, sparking a brutal struggle for possession of Texas's hills and prairies  Read more...
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Michno, Gregory
The Settlers' War : The Struggle for the Texas Frontier in the 1860s
Lincoln : Caxton Press,c2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory Michno
ISBN: 9780870045028 0870045024
OCLC Number: 797915711
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (464 p.)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Illustrations; Maps; Preface; Part 1: Before the Bloody Decade; 1 "By Naked Conquest."; 2 "Your Troubles and difficulties will not cease."; Part 2: 1860; 3 "I tried that Virginia back heel on him."; 4 "They Held Their Bibles."; 5 "A drought of such continued severitywas never known before."; 6 "This knife will take off my scalp before I get home."; 7 "Eating twice their own weight in beef."; 8 "Glorious news --Nine scalps taken."; 9 "I am going home to die no more."; 10 "Me Cincee Ann!"; Part 3: 1861; 11 "We will swoop down upon him at night." 12 "He would not killey me."13 "They are afflicted with the disease knownhere as the 'Indian Grab.'"; 14 "One of the most daring and extensiveraids ever known"; 15 "The soldiers did their best, but theIndians generally outwitted them."; Part 4: 1862; 16 They behaved "cowardly and disgracefully."; 17 "Kill all the grown Indiansand take the children prisoners."; 18 "In the dark corner of the Confederacy."; 19 "Friendly and true to the White man for years."; 20 "Stock raisers and herdersfor the benefit of the Indians."; Part 5: 1863; 21 "No army, no means, no system, no order." 22 "I am afraid to live in this country any longer."23 "If you are a prisoner, don't be afraid."; 24 "What is one man's familyto the whole of the Confederacy?"; 25 "We but little dread now of an invasion this winter."; 26 "Too late to pray now, the Devil has come."; Part 6: 1864; 27 "I saw my sister's ghastly look."; 28 "I have never been in a country wherethe people were so perfectly worthless."; 29 "There we found mother's bleached bones."; 30 "Indians are coming; get in the brush!"; 31 "I am astonished at the number of fools in Texas."; Part 7: 1865 32 "He recognized no friendly Indianson the Texas Frontier."33 "Don't let them carry me away!"; 34 "The Booger-Man did it."; 35 "The wounds caused by scalpinggave off such an offensive odor."; 36 "There must be a frontier somewhere."; 37 "They died of too large views."; Part 8: 1866; 38 --
"The last time I saw my father, he was running for the creek."; 39 --
"They did not yell like white people."; 40 --
"I never sent anyone in search."; 41 --
"They are Indians--we are gone."; 42 --
"Go with him and be a good boy."; 43 --
"Someone has killed a maverick here." 44 --
"The Indians can be taught that Texas is a part of the U. S."Part 9: 1867; 45 --
"When the soldiers got there the Indians got mean."; 46 --
"Well, I would call them unfriendly."; 47 --
"I regret to have to be laid away in a foreign country."; 48 --
"The children cried for milk."; 49 --
"The Indians of my agency have remained perfectlyquiet and peaceable."; Part 10: 1868; 50 --
"He was scalped and frozen when we found him."; 51 --
"This is my poor child's hair!"; 52 --
"The savings of all our youthful days was gone."; 53 --
"The troops delight in seeing the savages commit theirmurderous deeds." 54 --
"Father, you will never come back."

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Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton PressDuring the decades from 1820 to 1870, the American frontier expanded two thousand miles across the trans-Mississippi West. In Texas the frontier line expanded only about two hundred miles. The supposedly irresistible European force met nearly immovable Native American resistance, sparking a brutal struggle for possession of Texas's hills and prairies that continued for decades.During the 1860s, however, the bloodiest decade in the western Indian wars, there were no large-scale battles in Texas between the army and the Indians. Ins.

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