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Tidewater Wars, 1622

Ron Soodalter | Published: August 05, 2014 at 5:35 am
English settlers and Powhatan Indians fight for control in coastal Virginia

American History on the Web - Savages and Scoundrels

Gene Santoro | Published: February 19, 2013 at 4:37 pm 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 always easy, especially when the topics are gnarly. But this brilliant one-two combo of engaging …

Letter From American History - December 2012

Published: September 21, 2012 at 11:49 am
E Pluribus Unum Could the United States have found a way to coexist with American Indians? In retrospect, the way of life Indians knew for centuries appears to have been doomed from the moment European settlers began colonizing the New …

Book Review: Dakota Dawn, by Gregory F. Michno

HistoryNet Staff | Published: December 02, 2011 at 5:38 pm
In his latest book, Dakota Dawn, Gregory Michno tracks the bloody first week of the 1862 Minnesota Sioux Uprising.

'The War of 1812' on PBS - A War to Remember

Gerald D. Swick | Published: October 04, 2011 at 9:52 pm
The new PBS documentary 'The War of 1812' goes beyond the myths and the few well-known events of 'the war we don't know much about' to present a balanced, informative and engrossing program.

Ely, Nevada - Art of the West

Tom Straka and Bob Wynn | Published: June 03, 2011 at 4:53 pm
Ely, Nevada, honors the Old West with traditional sculptures and murals, including a standout Shoshone harvester.

Mississippi Flooding - Are Historic Sites Threatened?

Gerald D. Swick | Published: May 16, 2011 at 6:50 pm
Will the 2011 Mississippi River floods endanger historic sites?

Interview With Author John Koster

Johnny D. Boggs | Published: March 31, 2011 at 4:08 pm
No survivors with George Armstrong Custer at the Little Bighorn in June 1876? John Koster, author of Custer Survivor, says otherwise.

Eiteljorg Museum - Art of the West

Johnny D. Boggs | Published: March 31, 2011 at 2:36 pm
Since 1989 the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis, Ind., has been introducing Western art to a worldwide audience.

George Rivera - Art of the West

Johnny D. Boggs | Published: February 03, 2011 at 5:41 pm
George Rivera’s bronze sculpture Buffalo Dancer II pays tribute to Pueblo Indian culture.

Interview With Author/Historian Mark van de Logt

Candy Moulton | Published: February 03, 2011 at 5:00 pm
Pawnee Scouts in the U.S. Army get their due, thanks to Van de Logt, a Kansan researcher born in the Netherlands.

Wild West Discussion - December 2010

Published: October 01, 2010 at 3:56 pm
Historians have called the clash at Wounded Knee on December 29, 1890, the last major battle of the Indian wars and also a massacre. Who is most to blame for the disaster—Ghost-Dancing Indians, trigger-happy soldiers, unskilled and corrupt Indian agents, …

The Falsehoods of Fetterman's Fight

John H. Monnett | Published: October 01, 2010 at 1:45 pm
Captain William Fetterman has been portrayed as an arrogant fire-eater who disobeyed orders and met disaster at Fort Phil Kearny in December 1866. But that familiar picture is distorted.

Nocona's Raid and Cynthia Ann Parker's Recapture

Gregory Michno | Published: June 03, 2010 at 4:46 pm
Taken by Comanches at age 9 in 1836, Cynthia Ann Parker was recaptured by whites nearly 24 years later when she returned to Texas with a raiding party led by her Indian husband.

Letter from Wild West - August 2010

Gregory Lalire | Published: June 03, 2010 at 3:39 pm
Cheyenne Indians are often overlooked in the chronicles of the 19th century Indian wars, despite having engaged in almost as many fights as the heralded Sioux warriors.

Letter from Wild West - June 2010

Gregory Lalire | Published: April 02, 2010 at 11:00 am
One-hundred thirty-four years after the Battle of the Little Bighorn, historians continue to debate just who was to blame for the massacre of the 7th Cavalry. Custer? Reno? Benteen? How about the Sioux and Northern Cheyenne?
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