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The three-cornered war : the Union, the Confederacy, and native peoples in the fight for the West / Megan Kate Nelson.

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  • 3 of 5 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Umatilla County Public Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Pendleton Public Library.

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1 current hold with 5 total copies.

Summary:

"In The Three-Cornered War Megan Kate Nelson reveals the fascinating history of the Civil War in the American West. Exploring the connections among the Civil War, the Indian wars, and western expansion, Nelson reframes the era as one of national conflict--involving not just the North and South, but also the West. Against the backdrop of this larger series of battles, Nelson introduces nine individuals: John R. Baylor, a Texas legislator who established the Confederate Territory of Arizona; Louisa Hawkins Canby, a Union Army wife who nursed Confederate soldiers back to health in Santa Fe; James Carleton, a professional soldier who engineered campaigns against Navajos and Apaches; Kit Carson, a famous frontiersman who led a regiment of volunteers against the Texans, Navajos, Kiowas, and Comanches; Juanita, a Navajo weaver who resisted Union campaigns against her people; Bill Davidson, a soldier who fought in all of the Confederacy's major battles in New Mexico; Alonzo Ickis, an Iowa-born gold miner who fought on the side of the Union; John Clark, a friend of Abraham Lincoln's who embraced the Republican vision for the West as New Mexico's surveyor-general; and Mangas Coloradas, a revered Chiricahua Apache chief who worked to expand Apache territory in Arizona. As we learn how these nine charismatic individuals fought for self-determination and control of the region, we also see the importance of individual actions in the midst of a larger military conflict."
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Pendleton Public Library 978.02 N334 (Text) 37801000668499 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 06/04/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781501152542
  • ISBN: 1501152548
  • ISBN: 9781501152559
  • ISBN: 1501152556
  • Physical Description: xx, 331 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2020.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-314) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Those whom the gods would destroy. Baylor ; Mangas Coloradas ; Canby ; Davidson ; Juanita ; Ickis ; Valverde -- Trail men. Baylor ; Clark ; Glorieta ; Davidson ; Carleton ; Mangas Coloradas ; Canby ; Ickis -- Land of suffering. Mangas Coloradas ; Clark ; Tséyi' ; Carleton ; Juanita ; Clark ; Juanita.
Summary, etc.:
"In The Three-Cornered War Megan Kate Nelson reveals the fascinating history of the Civil War in the American West. Exploring the connections among the Civil War, the Indian wars, and western expansion, Nelson reframes the era as one of national conflict--involving not just the North and South, but also the West. Against the backdrop of this larger series of battles, Nelson introduces nine individuals: John R. Baylor, a Texas legislator who established the Confederate Territory of Arizona; Louisa Hawkins Canby, a Union Army wife who nursed Confederate soldiers back to health in Santa Fe; James Carleton, a professional soldier who engineered campaigns against Navajos and Apaches; Kit Carson, a famous frontiersman who led a regiment of volunteers against the Texans, Navajos, Kiowas, and Comanches; Juanita, a Navajo weaver who resisted Union campaigns against her people; Bill Davidson, a soldier who fought in all of the Confederacy's major battles in New Mexico; Alonzo Ickis, an Iowa-born gold miner who fought on the side of the Union; John Clark, a friend of Abraham Lincoln's who embraced the Republican vision for the West as New Mexico's surveyor-general; and Mangas Coloradas, a revered Chiricahua Apache chief who worked to expand Apache territory in Arizona. As we learn how these nine charismatic individuals fought for self-determination and control of the region, we also see the importance of individual actions in the midst of a larger military conflict." --Provided by publisher.
Subject: Frontier and pioneer life > West (U.S.)
Migration, Internal > United States > History > 19th century.
Federal government > West (U.S.) > History > 19th century.
Indians of North America > West (U.S.) > History > 19th century.
Indians of North America > Government relations > History > 19th century.
Indians of North America > Wars > 1862-1865.
West (U.S.) > History > Civil War, 1861-1865.
West (U.S.) > History, Military > 19th century.

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