In 1864 Major Edward W. "Ned" Wynkoop, acting without orders, sought peace with Cheyennes in western Kansas. But his good intentions ultimately led to unintended bad consequences.
Chief Joseph might be overrated as a war chief but not as a headman for his people, the Nez Perces. In what order would you rate the following Indian leaders overall (in war and peace): Chief Joseph, Sitting...
Sherry Robinson has tirelessly researched the unsung Lipan Apaches and relates their fight for survival in early Texas.
Certain Indian leaders, chief among them Joseph of the Nez Perce, were eloquent speakers, though their actual words were sometimes lost in translation.
Sioux raiders bottled up emigrants behind primitive earthworks on the Dakota plains, then forced a captive white woman to communicate their demands—she added a plea of her own
Overlooked in many histories of the many 19th-century Apache bands, the Lipans get their due in this book by Sherry Robinson.
Though Red Cloud's life is far from an "untold" story, Bob Drury and Tom Clavin offer fresh insights into the Lakota's chief's legendary exploits in this new biography.
American Indians and the Civil War accounts for the 20,000 Indian participants on both sides of that nation-splitting conflict.
In Imagining Geronimo author William Clements explores the Apache leader in myth and his changing image as depicted through graphic arts, the written word and the silver screen.
The Battle of the Rosebud pitted the vaunted warrior Crazy Horse against the greatest Indian fighter the U.S. Army had at the time—that is, Crook not Custer
North Dakota journalist and scholar Doreen Chaky crafts a thoroughly detailed and mutually sympathetic overview of the Sioux conflict before 1870.
Author and popular novelist Larry McMurtry applies his storytelling skills to a short biography of George Armstrong Custer, though he covers little new ground.
Author Mary Thomas traces the military careers of 17 Canadians who served in the7th U.S. Cavalry, weaving the profiles into a narrative of George Custer's activities from 1866 to the 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn.
In his self-published Modoc Vengeance, author Daniel Woodhead III draws on period newspaper reports to paint a candid picture of the 1873 Modoc War.
Custer's Last Man looks at the question, Could one of George Armstrong Custer's 7th Cavalry troopers have escaped the June 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn?
www.savagesandscoundrels.org Savages and Scoundrels: The Untold Story of America’s Road to Empire Through Indian Territory Companion book by Paul VanDevelder (Yale) Making history fun isn’t...