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The last Indian war : the Nez Perce story, Elliott West

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The last Indian war : the Nez Perce story
Title
The last Indian war
Title remainder
the Nez Perce story
Statement of responsibility
Elliott West
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 Perce and their years of friendly relations with white settlers. In an initial treaty, the Nez Perce were promised a large part of their ancestral homeland, but the discovery of gold led to a stampede of settlement within the Nez Perce land. Numerous injustices at the hands of the US government combined with the settlers' invasion to provoke this most accomodating of tribes to war. West offers a riveting account of what came next: the harrowing flight of 800 Nez Perce, including many women, children and elderly, across 1500 miles of mountainous and difficult terrain. He gives a full reckoning of the campaigns and battles--and the unexpected turns, brilliant stratagems, and grand heroism that occurred along the way. And he brings to life the complex characters from both sides of the conflict, including cavalrymen, officers, politicians, and--at the center of it all--the Nez Perce themselves (the Nimiipuu, 'true people'). The book sheds light on the war's legacy, including the near sainthood that was bestowed upon Chief Joseph, whose speech of surrender, 'I will fight no more forever, ' became as celebrated as the Gettysburg Address"--Provided by publisher
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
QE2
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1945-
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West, Elliott
Dewey number
973.8/3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plans
Index
index present
LC call number
E83.877
LC item number
.W47 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Pivotal moments in American history
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  • Joseph
  • Nez Percé Indians
  • Nez Percé Indians
  • Big Hole, Battle of the, Mont., 1877
  • Joseph
  • HISTORY
  • Nez Percé Indians
  • Montana
Label
The last Indian war : the Nez Perce story, Elliott West
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-380) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
654775803
Extent
1 online resource (xxix, 397 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199722730
Lccn
2008051382
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 9786611998400
  • 99973239737
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, plans.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
199840
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)654775803
Label
The last Indian war : the Nez Perce story, Elliott West
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-380) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
654775803
Extent
1 online resource (xxix, 397 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199722730
Lccn
2008051382
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 9786611998400
  • 99973239737
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, plans.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
199840
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)654775803

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