The American West

The American West

Author: Dee Brown

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439125562

Category: History

Page: 448

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Renowned storyteller Dee Brown, author of the bestselling Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, recreates the struggles of Native Americans, settlers, and ranchers in this stunning volume that illuminates the history of the old West that’s filled with maps and vintage photographs. Beginning with the demise of the Native Americans of the Plains, Brown depicts the onrush of the burgeoning cattle trade and the waves of immigrants who ultimately “settled” the land. In the retelling of this oft-told saga, Brown has demonstrated once again his abilities as a master storyteller and an entertaining popular historian. By turns heroic, tragic, and even humorous, The American West brings to life American tragedy and triumph in the years from 1840 to the turn of the century, and a roster of characters both great and small: Red Cloud, Sitting Bull, Geronimo, Dull Knife, Crazy Horse, Captain Jack, John H. Tunstall, Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett, Wyatt Earp, the Hole-in-the-Wall Gang, Wild Bill Hickok, Charles Goodnight, Oliver Loving, Buffalo Bill, and many others. The American West is about cattle and the railroads; it is about settlers who came to claim a land not originally their own and how they slowly imposed law and order on these wild and untamed places; and it is about the wanton destruction of the Native American way of life. This is epic history at its best and popular history at its most readable. This new work is culled from Dee Brown’s highly acclaimed writings, which instantly established him as one of America’s foremost Western authorities. Fully revised, rewritten, and edited into one seamless account of America’s most famous frontier, this epic narrative, along with the introduction and a chronological table of events, etches an unforgettable and poignant portrait. The American West is at once a tribute to the West and a majestic new peak for a writer whose long and successful career has been synonymous with excellence in frontier history.
The American West
Language: en
Pages: 448
Authors: Dee Brown
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-05-11 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Renowned storyteller Dee Brown, author of the bestselling Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, recreates the struggles of Native Americans, settlers, and ranchers in this stunning volume that illuminates the history of the old West that’s filled with maps and vintage photographs. Beginning with the demise of the Native Americans
The American West in Bronze, 1850-1925
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Thayer Tolles, Carol Clark, Thomas Brent Smith, Brian W. Dippie, Peter H. Hassrick, Karen Lemmey, Jessica Murphy
Categories: Bronze sculpture, American
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013 - Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

Themes of the American West have been enduringly popular, and 'The American West in Bronze' features sixty-five iconic bronzes that display a range of subjects, from portrayals of the noble Indian to rough-and-tumble scenes of rowdy cowboys to tributes to the pioneers who settled the lands west of the Mississippi.
The American West and the World
Language: en
Pages: 190
Authors: Janne Lahti
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-09-21 - Publisher: Routledge

The American West and the World provides a synthetic introduction to the transnational history of the American West. Drawing from the insights of recent scholarship, Janne Lahti recenters the history of the U.S. West in the global contexts of empires and settler colonialism, discussing exploration, expansion, migration, violence, intimacies, and
Presidents Who Shaped the American West
Language: en
Pages: 280
Authors: Glenda Riley, Richard W. Etulain
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-02-08 - Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

Generations of Americans have seen the West as beyond federal control and direction. But the national government’s presence in the West dates to before Lewis and Clark, and since 1789 a number of U.S. presidents have had a penetrating and long-lasting impact on the region. In Presidents Who Shaped the
Creating the American West
Language: en
Pages: 322
Authors: Derek R. Everett
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-05-27 - Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

Boundaries—lines imposed on the landscape—shape our lives, dictating everything from which candidates we vote for to what schools our children attend to the communities with which we identify. In Creating the American West, historian Derek R. Everett examines the function of these internal lines in American history generally and in