The Contested Plains: Indians, Goldseekers, and the Rush to Colorado

The Contested Plains: Indians, Goldseekers, and the Rush to Colorado

by Elliott West
     
 

ISBN-10: 0700608915

ISBN-13: 9780700608911

Pub. Date: 06/28/1998

Publisher: University Press of Kansas

Winner: Francis Parkman Prize. Pen Center West Award. Ray Allen Billington Prize. Caughey Western History Prize. Western Writers of America Spur Award. Caroline Bancroft Prize.

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Winner: Francis Parkman Prize. Pen Center West Award. Ray Allen Billington Prize. Caughey Western History Prize. Western Writers of America Spur Award. Caroline Bancroft Prize.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700608911
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
06/28/1998
Pages:
422
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsxi
Acknowledgmentsxiii
Introductionxv
1.Prologue: A Scrap and a Panic1
Part 1Visions
2.The Old World17
3.Frontiers and Visions33
4.The Called Out People63
Part 2Gold Rush
5.The Gold97
6.The Gathering115
7.The Rush145
Part 3Power
8.Path of Empire173
9.On the Road to a Flourishing Mountain State207
10.The People of the Centre237
11.The Miseries of Failure271
12.Epilogue: Stories in the Teeth of Life317
Notes339
Bibliography383
Index407

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