Kit Carson and the Indians

Kit Carson and the Indians

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by Thomas W. Dunlay
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803266421

ISBN-13: 9780803266421

Pub. Date: 05/28/2005

Publisher: UNP - Bison Books


Often portrayed by past historians as the greatest guide and Indian fighter in the West, Kit Carson (1809–68) has become in recent years a historical pariah—a brutal murderer who betrayed the Navajos, an unwitting dupe of American expansion, and a racist. Many historians now question both his reputation and his place in the pantheon of American heroes.…  See more details below

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Often portrayed by past historians as the greatest guide and Indian fighter in the West, Kit Carson (1809–68) has become in recent years a historical pariah—a brutal murderer who betrayed the Navajos, an unwitting dupe of American expansion, and a racist. Many historians now question both his reputation and his place in the pantheon of American heroes. In Kit Carson and the Indians, Tom Dunlay urges us to reconsider Carson yet again. To Dunlay, Carson was simply a man of the nineteenth century whose racial views and actions were much like those of his contemporaries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803266421
Publisher:
UNP - Bison Books
Publication date:
05/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
525
Product dimensions:
5.76(w) x 8.64(h) x 1.61(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsix
Prefacexi
Acknowledgmentsxix
1. Will the Real Kit Carson Please Stand Up?1
2. Backcountry24
3. Mountain Man37
4. Guide and Scout85
5. Indian Agent148
6. Soldier228
7. Peacemaker343
8. Conclusion418
Notes461
Index509

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