Chiefs and Generals: Nine Men Who Shaped the American West


The real story behind some of history's famous characters.
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Chiefs and Generals: Nine Men Who Shaped the American West

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The real story behind some of history's famous characters.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555914622
  • Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/27/2004
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Glenda Riley is the Alexander M. Bracken Professor of History at Ball State University in Indiana, where she specializes in women's history, especially women in the American West. President-elect of the Western History Association, Glenda has received many awards, including a Distinguished Fulbright and membership in the Iowa Women's Hall of Fame. She lives in Muncie, Indiana. Professor Emeritus of History at the University of New Mexico, Richard W. Etulain specializes in the history and literature of the American West. He is the author or editor of more than 40 books. Among his recent volumes are The Hollywood West, New Mexican Lives, Cesar Chavez: A Brief Biography, and Western Lives.
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Table of Contents

1 Lakota Chief Red Cloud : formidable in war and peace 1
2 Apache Chief Victorio : seeker of peace and master strategist 19
3 Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce : a western tragedy 43
4 O. O. Howard : the Christian general 63
5 Geronimo : the "last renegade" 85
6 George Crook : the humanitarian general 105
7 General George Armstrong Custer : the waging of total war in the American West 129
8 Ranald Mackenzie : war on the plains Indians 159
9 Nelson A. Miles : the soldier as westerner 189
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