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Author Osborn, William M.

Title The wild frontier : atrocities during the American-Indian War from Jamestown Colony to Wounded Knee / William M. Osborn.

Published New York : Random House, [2000]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  356.16 OSBO    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description xv, 363 pages ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [309]-345) and index.
Contents 1. Settler and Other American Attitudes About the Indians -- 2. Some Indian Cultural Characteristics -- 3. Some Settler Cultural Characteristics -- 4. Pre-Colonial Atrocities -- 5. Colonial Atrocities -- 6. Atrocities During the Eras of the British Wars: The Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 -- 7. Atrocities from the Trails of Tears to the Civil War -- 8. Atrocities in the Civil War and Post-Civil War Eras -- 9. Some Other Aspects of the War -- 10. Government Indian Policy -- 11. Where We Are and Where We May Go -- App. A. Intertribal Indian Wars -- App. B. Deaths Caused by Specific Indian Atrocities -- App. C. Deaths Caused by Specific Settler Atrocities.
Summary Incorporating thousands of eyewitness accounts, this chronicle of the atrocities in the American-Indian War, from Jamestown Colony to Wounded Knee, tells the horrifying story of settlers moving West, often brutally expelling the Indians by force while suffering savage abuse themselves.
Subject Indians of North America -- Wars -- United States.
Indians of North America -- Government relations.
Atrocities -- United States -- History.
Frontier and pioneer life -- United States.
ISBN 0375503749