- Autobiography of Red Cloud
- Frontier Soldier
- Nez Perce Summer, 1877
- Traveler's Guide to the Great Sioux War
Edited by R. Eli Paul
A brilliant military strategist, Red Cloud honed his skills against his tribe's traditional enemies—the Pawnees, Shoshones, Arikaras, and Crows—long before he fought to close the Bozeman Trail. Here, for the first time in print, is Red Cloud's "as-told-to" autobiography, where he shares the story of his early years. This manuscript—which has rested ignored for decades at the Nebraska State Historical Society—brings us closer than the historical record has yet allowed to understanding the life of one of the Sioux's greatest war leaders.
by William F. Zimmer
Edited by Jerome A. Greene
"Not many enlisted men
recorded their adventures in Indian warfare. Still fewer actually kept a
journal to lend immediacy to their observations. Frontier Soldier is such a journal, by a literate
private who left his story of plains warfare in a chronicle rich in
detail. It is the richer for the annotations of Jerome A. Greene, whose
understanding of the campaigns in which Zimmer marched is surpassed by few
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Edited by Charles E. Rankin
"As a glaring media
spotlight continues to play on General Custer and the Battle of the Little
Bighorn, here is a truly outstanding contribution to knowledge and
understanding. In a superbly organized symposium in 1994, an array of
talented specialists offered new findings and fresh perspectives. Their
presentations are here assembled in a finely crafted book that sheds new
light on both history and legend. It is certain to be counted among the
few works basic to perceiving the context, the event, and the legacy of
the Little Bighorn."
In this collection of essays from the 1994 Little Bighorn Legacy Symposium, an astounding array of scholars discuss the battle's context, historical significance, and cultural impact from both white and Native American perspectives. Contributors include Richard A. Fox, Jr., Paul Andrew Hutton, Edward T. Linenthal, and Richard S. Slotkin. Essays examine such diverse topics as the environmental context of the northern plains, new archaeological discoveries about the battle, Custer in art and the movies, and the battle's symbolic legacy.
384 pages, color and black-and-white illus.,
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by Jerome A. Greene
Foreword by Alvin M. Josephy, Jr.
Winner of 2001 Eastern National Authors Award
Written by one of the foremost experts in frontier military history and reviewed by members of the Nez Perce tribe, Nez Perce Summer, 1877 details the dozen armed encounters between U.S. Army troops and a desperate body of Nez Perces during the long summer of 1877. A meticulously researched narrative, this definitive history of the Nez Perce War chronicles a people's epic struggle to survive spiritually, culturally, and physically in the face of unrelenting military force. Sixteen maps detail troop and Indian movements and skirmishes, while forty-nine photographs further illuminate this dramatic conflict.
550 pages, 49 illus., 16 maps
Traveler's Guide to the Great Sioux War: The Battlefields, Forts, and Related Sites of America's Greatest Indian War
by Paul L. Hedren
Waged over the glitter of Black Hills gold, the Sioux War of 1876-77 transformed the entire northern plains from Indian and buffalo country to the domain of miners, cattlemen, and other Euramerican settlers. Keyed to official highway maps, this richly illustrated guide leads the traveler to virtually every principal landmark associated with the war, from Fort Phil Kearny where the Sioux besieged soldiers sent to guard the Bozeman Trail in the 1860s to Fort Buford, the site of Sitting Bull's surrender in 1881.
128 pages, maps, illus.