Violent Encounters - Interviews on Western Massacres

Violent Encounters - Interviews on Western Massacres

By: Lawrence, Deborah and Jon

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Brand new hardcover book! ; Merciless killing in the nineteenth-century American West, as this unusual book shows, was far more complex than the bloodshed depicted in dime novels and western movies. The scholars interviewed here, experts on violence in the West, embrace a wide range of approaches and perspectives and challenge both traditional views of western expansion and politically correct idealogies. the Battle of the Little Big Horn, the Sand Creek Massacre, the Battle of the Washita, and the Mountain Meadows Massacre are iconic events that have been repeatedly described and analyzed, but the interviews included in this volume offer new points of view. Other events discussed here are little-known today, such as the McComas Massacre in New Mexico, in which only two people died, and the Camp Grant Massacre, in which Anglo-Americans, Mexican Americans, and Tohono O'odham Indians killed more than a hundred Pinal and Aravaipa Apache men, women, and children. In addition to specific events, the interviews cover broader themes such as violence in early California; hostilities between the frontier army and the Sioux, including the Santee Sioux Revolt and Wounded Knee; and violence between European Americans and the Shoshonean-speaking Great Basin tribes, such as the Bear River Massacre. ; 6.5" x 9.5"; 258 pages

Title: Violent Encounters - Interviews on Western Massacres

Author Name: Lawrence, Deborah and Jon

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Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press: 2011

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: New in New Dust Jacket

Seller ID: 53093

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