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Phil Sheridan And His Arm
Series/Author: Paul

Paperback - Great Phil Sheridan and His Army by Paul Andrew Hutton Paul Hutton’s study of Phil Sheridan in the West is authoritative, readable, and an important contribution to the literature of westward expansion. Although headquartered in Chicago, Sheridan played a crucial role in the opening of the West. His command stretched from the Missouri to the Rockies and from Mexico to Canada, and all the Indian Wars of the Great Plains fell under his direction. Hutton ably narrates and interprets Sheridan’s western career from the perspective of the top command rather than the battlefield leader. His book is good history and good reading.–Robert M. Utley Learn More

The Wicked West
Series/Author: Sherry

Paperback - Great The Wicked West: Boozers, Cruisers, Gamblers, and More by Sherry Monahan (Goodreads Author) Explores the Wicked Old West through its saloons, drinks, card games and loose women. Learn More

Soiled Doves
Series/Author: Anne

Paperback - Great Soiled Doves: Prostitution in the Early West by Anne Seagraves Soiled Doves tells of the grey world of prostitution and the women who participated in the oldest profession. Colorful, if not socially acceptable, these ladies of easy virtue were a definite part of the early West – Wearing ruffled petticoats with fancy bows, they were glamorous and plain, good and bad and many were as wild as the land they came to tame. Women like Molly b' Dam, Mattie Silks, and Chicago Joe blended into the fabric of the American Frontier with an easy familiarity. Others, such as Sorrel Mike, escaped through suicide, Lottie Johl chose marriage and the Chinese slave girls lived a life without hope. Illustrated with rare photos, this strong book provides a touching insight into the lives of the ladies of the night. Learn More

Blood And Thunder
Series/Author: Hampton

Paperback - Great Blood and Thunder: An Epic of the American West by Hampton Sides A Magnificent History of How the West Was Really Won - a Sweeping Tale of Shame and Glory In the fall of 1846 the venerable Navajo warrior Narbona, greatest of his people’s chieftains, looked down upon the small town of Santa Fe, the stronghold of the Mexican settlers he had been fighting his whole long life. He had come to see if the rumors were true—if an army of blue-suited soldiers had swept in from the East and utterly defeated his ancestral enemies. As Narbona gazed down on the battlements and cannons of a mighty fort the invaders had built, he realized his foes had been vanquished—but what did the arrival of these “New Men” portend for the Navajo? Narbona could not have known that “The Army of the West,” in the midst of the longest march in American military history, was merely the vanguard of an inexorable tide fueled by a self-righteous ideology now known as “Manifest Destiny.” For twenty years the Navajo, elusive lords of a huge swath of mountainous desert and pasturelands, would ferociously resist the flood of soldiers and settlers who wished to change their ancient way of life or destroy them. Learn More

Myths & Tales Of The Amer
Series/Author: John

Hardcover Myths And Tales Of The American Indians John Bierhorst (Editor) The best of the American Indian myths are works of art, blending form and content into a whole in which the great themes of human experience are interwoven much as they are in a short story or novella. Each one distinct in metaphorical and narrative convention, these 64 carefully selected myths and tales represent over 40 cultures, including Eskimo, Iroquois, and Navajo. Includes The Flight of Quetzalcoatl, The Rival Chiefs, The Hungry Old Woman, Two Friends, and others. Original title Myths and Tales of the American Indians Learn More

The Five Civilized Tribes
Series/Author: Grant

Paperback The Five Civilized Tribes Grant Foreman Side by side with the westward drift of white Americans in the 1830's was the forced migration of the Five Civilized Tribes from Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. Both groups were deployed against the tribes of the prairies, both breaking the soil of the undeveloped hinterland. Both were striving in the years before the Civil War to found schools, churches, and towns, as well as to preserve orderly development through government and laws. In this book Grant Foreman brings to light the singular effect the westward movement of Indians had in the cultivation and settlement of the Trans-Mississippi region. It shows the Indian genius at its best and conveys the importance of the Cherokees, Chickasaws, Choctaws, Creeks, and Seminoles to the nascent culture of the plains. Their achievements between 1830 and 1860 were of vast importance in the making of America. Learn More