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Thunder in the Mountains : Chief Joseph, Oliver Otis Howard, and the Nez Perce War

Author: Daniel J Sharfstein
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Chronicles the epic clash between General Oliver Otis Howard, who took on a mission in the Pacific Northwest to force Native Americans onto reservations, and the Nez Perce leader Chief Joseph, who refused to leave his ancestral land"--
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: O O Howard; Joseph, (Nez Percé Chief); O O Howard; Joseph, (Nez Percé Chief); Joseph, Nez Perce Chief; Oliver Otis Howard; Nez Percé Chief Joseph
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel J Sharfstein
ISBN: 9780393239416 0393239411
OCLC Number: 951070818
Description: xvii, 613 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue : The Dreamers --
A Willing Exile --
New Beginnings --
Quite Good Friends --
Winding Waters --
The Wilderness of American Power --
Adonis in Blue --
Wind Blowing --
A Sharp-Sighted Heart --
Aloft --
Split Rocks --
Fait Accompli --
A Perfect Panic --
Death in Ghastly Forms --
Bullets Singing Like Bees --
Heart of the Monster --
Lightning All Around --
Fury --
A World of Our Own --
Through the Veil --
Where the Sun Now Stands --
The Best Indian --
Red Moon --
A Glorious Era --
Swing Low --
Epilogue : Acts of Remembering.
Responsibility: Daniel J. Sharfstein.

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The epic clash of two American legends-their brutal war and a battle of ideas that defined America after Reconstruction.  Read more...

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