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Sweet Medicine: Sites of Indian Massacres, Battlefields, and Treaties
     

Sweet Medicine: Sites of Indian Massacres, Battlefields, and Treaties

by Patricia Nelson Limerick, Drex Brooks (Photographer), Patricia Nelson Limerick
 
Duotone photographs show contemporary views of sites of white/Native American treaties and battlefields, with a provocative text crucial to an understanding of our nation's history.

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Duotone photographs show contemporary views of sites of white/Native American treaties and battlefields, with a provocative text crucial to an understanding of our nation's history.

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Library Journal
The American public that is drawn to our Indian wars will appreciate photographer Brooks's efforts to locate and photograph the sites of Indian-white encounters. Arranged chronologically by event, the "story" begins with Plymouth Rock (1620) and ends with a little-known 1898 Minnesota skirmish. While the photographs are usually benign (the Minnesota site is a straw-strewn field), their accompanying captions provide excruciating details of the horrors committed at these places. Fortunately, an intriguing essay by historian Limerick challenges the reader to look beyond the elements of battle, to appreciate the very human concerns of combatants on both sides, and to view both Indians and whites as full participants in our nation's history. Recommended for general collections.-Mary B. Davis, Huntington Free Lib., New York

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826315380
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press
Publication date:
03/28/1995
Series:
Calvin P. Horn Lectures in Western History
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
163
Product dimensions:
12.29(w) x 9.17(h) x 0.82(d)

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