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Wheeler, Chris 1958-

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How the West was lost by Elizabeth Brach( visu )
13 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 312 libraries worldwide
Documents the devastating effects of westward expansion on five native American nations, the Navajo, Nez Perce, Apache, Cheyenne, and Lakota, through the recollection of their descendants, archival photographs, and historical documents
Civil War : the untold story by Chris Wheeler( visu )
4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 283 libraries worldwide
Recounts how the struggle between North and South, long defined by battles like Gettysburg, Antietam, and Bull Run, was actually dependent on events in the West. Although often overlooked, the western theatre saw some of the conflict's bloodiest encounters, such as Shiloh, Vicksburg, and Chickamauga, and featured iconic leaders
The Korean war : our time in hell ( visu )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 209 libraries worldwide
On June 24, 1950, Communist North Korea, backed by China and the Soviet Union, invades South Korea. Coming to South Korea's aid are United Nations forces, made up mostly of American soldiers and marines. About 54,000 Americans died in Korea in three years, almost as many as in the Vietnam war which lasted ten years. More than 8,000 Americans are still listed as missing
A Clash of cultures ; I will fight no more, forever ( visu )
3 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 156 libraries worldwide
Part 1. Recounts the displacement of the Navajo Indians by western expansion in the 19th century and their subsequent privation. Part. 2. Relates the Nez Percé Indians' flight from reservation confinement and their battle against the U.S. Army in the Pacific northwest
How the West was lost II ( visu )
7 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 140 libraries worldwide
These seven new episodes of How the West Was Lost explore the Native American experience during the 18th and 19th centuries chronicling the history of the Iroquois, Cherokee, Seminole, Dakota, Modoc, Ute, and the Indian Territory
A Good day to die ; Kill the Indian, save the man ( visu )
3 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 122 libraries worldwide
Part 1. Westward expansion and gold prospecting forces the Lakota Indians into conflict with the U.S. government, culminating in the battle with General George A. Custer's forces at Little Bighorn. Pt. 2. Lakotas and Cheyennes, confined to inadequate reservations and victimized by the Indian reform movement, turn to spiritualism and ritual; the resulting hysteria among whites fuels tensions that lead to the Wounded Knee massacre
Always the enemy ; "The only good Indian, is a dead Indian" ( visu )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
Part 1. The Apaches of the 19th century southwestern United States, led by Cochise, Geronimo, and others, struggle against westward expansion and the U.S. Army to maintain their lands and way of life. Pt. 2. Depredation of the buffalo and unjustifiable massacres by U.S. and Mexican military forces drive the peaceful Cheyenne to war with settlers and the U.S. government
Divided we fall ; The unconquered ( visu )
4 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
Part 1 views effect of the American Revolutionary War on the Iroquois Confederacy. Part 2 describes long term resistance by the Seminole
"I will fight no more, forever" ( visu )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
In 1877, a renegade faction of the Nez Percé attack encroaching white homesteaders. A horrified Chief Joseph, determined to remain a pacifist, sees no other choice but to lead his people to freedom in Canada, lest they become embroiled in the inevitable carnage of war. With U.S. Army troops never far behind, the Nez Percé trek over rugged mountains, through green valleys and across blue Montana waters. Using their remarkable military skills and survival acumen, the tribe manages to outwit the soldiers for four months. But only 42 miles from the Canadian border, the Fort Keough cavalry overtakes the fatigued Nez Percé. "I will fight no more forever," Chief Joseph declares as the bloodshed and heartbreak give way to surrender
The Trail of tears ; As long as the grass shall grow ( visu )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
Part 1 describes Cherokee eviction from their homes in Georgia and subsequent journey to new Indian Territory. Part 2 views how Oklahoma land runs encroached on tribal lands
Let them eat grass ( visu )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
Describes how hunger led the Dakotas on a rampage that leaves hundreds of settles dead in Minnesota
Death will come soon enough ; The Utes must go ( visu )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
Part 1 views the Modoc Indians, led by Captain Jack, holding off U.S. soldiers in northern California. Part 2 describes the struggle by the Utes, led by Ouray, to remain in Colorado
The trail of tears ( visu )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
On June 22, 1839, at the end of the infamous Cherokee Trail of Tears, three of the tribe's distinguished leaders meet violent ends. John Ridge, his father, Major Ridge, and Elias Boudinot all die at the hands of their Cherokee brethren for breaking a mandate: death to anyone selling tribal land without approval--a law they themselves authored. This tragic revolt stems from a disturbing prejudice by the white establishment, for while the Cherokee people go to unequalled lengths in adopting and assimilating into white culture, they are repeatedly stripped of their homelands and their nationhood is challenged. And even though the U.S. Supreme Court declares the Cherokee an independent nation, President Andrew Jackson ignores that ruling and banishes the natives westward
As long as the grass shall grow ( visu )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Documents the life of the Five Civilized Tribes in Oklahoma Territory, relations with the U.S. Government, and events surrounding the loss of their lands and communal lifestyle
The only good Indian is a dead Indian ( visu )
2 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Follows the plight of the Cheyenne and Chief Black Kettle from the days when a prophet warned them about the imminent yet unknown white man, to their final submission into reservation life in 1879
The Black Canyon ( visu )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the story of one of the most stunning gorges in the world which, until the latter part of the 19th century, had been impenetrable. Included are stories of the "impossible" construction of the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad through the upper canyon; the dramatic attempt by explorers Will Torrence and Abraham Lincoln Fellows to survey the chasm; building of the Gunnison Diversion Tunnel; and Rev. Mark Warner's mission to preserve the Black Canyon for future generations
The San Juan skyway ( visu )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Santa Fe Trail ( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Santa Fe Trail: Jeb Stuart and George Custer fight in pre-Civil War Kansas; features an uprising instigated by abolitionist John Brown. Abilene town: The sheriff of a Kansas town finds himself embroiled in a conflict between homesteaders who have come west to claim free government land and cattle ranchers who want to keep the range open
Los Caminos Antiguos ( visu )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
"Los Caminos Antiguos wanders through the valleys and mountains of south central Colorado for 136 miles, linking today's travelers with the past and present traditions and cultures of the San Luis Valley"--Container
Frontier pathways ( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
 
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Wheeler, Christopher, 1958-
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