The Indian Frontier of the American West, 1846-1890


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The dramatic events of the final half-century of conflict between Indians and whites in the American West are presented here as a history of two peoples seemingly destined never to understand each other. Utley interprets this conflict from a dual perspective: re-creating events from the Indian viewpoint while also providing an objective appraisal of why the nineteenth-century white man acted as he did; This even-handed approach to a tragic period of American history results in a memorable study of impressive scope and ...