Buffalo War: The History of the Red River Indian Uprising of 1874


The U.S. Army battles three powerful Indian tribes-the Comanches, Kiowas, and Southern Cheyennes-in the Texas Panhandle.
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The U.S. Army battles three powerful Indian tribes-the Comanches, Kiowas, and Southern Cheyennes-in the Texas Panhandle.
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A history of the 1874 Red River War, called the final campaign of whites versus the Southern Plains Indians. Locates the roots of Indian unrest in the whites' wholesale slaughter of the buffalo, which destroyed the Indians' economy and way of life. Discusses the internal conflicts between factions on each side of the larger conflict: between pro-war and pro-peace Indian factions, and between the US Army and the Indian Bureau for control of governmental policy. Originally published in 1976. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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" Scores of scholars have grappled with one or more of the contradictory elements of the Red River War of 1874, but only Haley has succeeded. ... At least a half-dozen professional historians may honestly remark upon reading Haley's book that they wish they had written it." -Journal of American History

"A poignant, sweeping canvas of a long forgotten conflict ... colorful, exciting, detailed. Students of the West will relish it."-Hartford Times

"The Buffalo War is excellent history. Meticulously researched and well written, it could well stand as the definitive work in this field. Haley writes with a pleasing and perceptive style." -Montana

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  • ISBN-13: 9780806119571
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/1974
  • Pages: 312

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The situation of the South Plains Indians in 1874 was the product of all, understood, even though that history had left them impoverished and materially wretched, dominated by another race of men whom they had been exposed for only a few decades, and gnawed by a horrible intuition that their entire social structure was doomed, and the days of their tribes, numbered.

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Table of Contents


Preface                                                                                                                                                                   vii Acknowledgements                                                                                                                                                 xi List of Illustrations                                                                                                                                                   xv I. The Buffalo Indians                                                                                                                                               1
II. The Indians' Commissary                                                                                                                                   21
III. The Gathering Storm                                                                                                                                          37
IV. The Buffalo War                                                                                                                                                 59
V. The Battle of Adobe Walls                                                                                                                                  67
VI. Lone Wolf's Revenge: The Lost Valley Fight                                                                                                     79
VII. The United States Goes to War                                                                                                                        95
VIII. Internment: The Anadark Fight                                                                                                                        107
IX. The Great Dry Time: The Miles Expectation and the Battle of Red River                                                        125
X. Medicine Water: The Lone Tree Massacre and the German Kidnapings                                                         139
XI. The Anadarko Renegades: The Battle for Lyman's Wagon Train and the Battle of Buffalo Wallow                147
XII. The Mackenzie Column: The Battle of Palo Duro Canyon                                                                              169
XIII. The Wrinkled-hand Chase                                                                                                                               185
XIV. The Collapse of Indian Resistance                                                                                                                 197
XV. Prison                                                                                                                                                               211
Notes                                                                                                                                                                      223
Bibliography                                                                       #160;                                                                                    261
Index                                                                                                                                                                       279

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