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The last Indian war : the Nez Perce story

The last Indian war : the Nez Perce story

Author: Elliott West
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Series: Pivotal moments in American history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This newest volume in Oxford's acclaimed Pivotal Moments series offers an unforgettable portrait of the Nez Perce War of 1877, the last great Indian conflict in American history. It was, as Elliott West shows, a tale of courage and ingenuity, of desperate struggle and shattered hope, of short-sighted government action and a doomed flight to freedom. To tell the story, West begins with the early history of the Nez  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic book
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
West, Elliott, 1945-
Last Indian war.
Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2008051382
Named Person: Joseph, (Nez Percé Chief); Joseph, Nez Percé Chief
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elliott West
ISBN: 9780199722730 0199722730
OCLC Number: 654775803
Awards: Winner of Winner of the Westerner's International Co-Founders' Best Book Award Winner of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum Wrangler Award for Outstanding Nonfiction Winner of the Caughey Prize of the Western History Association.
Description: 1 online resource (xxix, 397 pages) : illustrations, maps, plans.
Contents: Real people --
Marks of friendship --
The place of the butterflies --
"God named this land to us" --
Gold, prophecy, and the Steal Treaty --
"Conquering by kindness" --
"It will have to be war!" --
Maneuvering and scrapping --
Ways of life, ways of war --
Leaving home --
Big hole --
Toward Buffalo country --
War in Wonderland --
"The best skirmishers in the world" --
Toward the medicine line --
Under the bear's paw --
Going to hell --
Eeikish Pan and return.
Series Title: Pivotal moments in American history.
Responsibility: Elliott West.


In this original and thought-provoking addition to the Pivotal Moments in American History series, Elliot West combines military, political, and social history to show how the battles of 1876 and  Read more...


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No one writes Western history better than Elliott West. Here he puts the Nez Perce story into the broad context of U.S. national integration while retaining its vivid specificity. A gripping account Read more...

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