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by Robert M. Utley

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Title:The Indian Frontier of the American West, 1846-1890 (Histories of the American frontier)
Authors:Robert M. Utley
Info:University of New Mexico Press (1984), Edition: 1st, Hardcover, 352 pages
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0826307159, Hardcover)

First published in 1984, Robert Utley's The Indian Frontier of the American West, 1846-1890, is considered a classic for both students and scholars. For this revision, Utley includes scholarship and research that has become available in recent years.


What they said about the first edition:


"[The Indian Frontier of the American West, 1846-1890] provides an excellent synthesis of Indian-white relations in the trans-Mississippi West during the last half-century of the frontier period."--Journal of American History


"The Indian Frontier of the American West combines good writing, solid research, and penetrating interpretations. The result is a fresh and welcome study that departs from the soldier-chases-Indian approach that is all too typical of other books on the topic."--Minnesota History


"[Robert M. Utley] has carefully eschewed sensationalism and glib oversimplification in favor of critical appraisal, and his firm command of some of the best published research of others provides a solid foundation for his basic argument that Indian hostility in the half century following the Mexican War was directed less at the white man per se than at the hated reservation system itself."--Pacific Historical Review


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Recounts the history of white and Native American conflict during the last half of the nineteenth century, examining the perspectives of both sides.

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