The Mammoth Book of the West

The Mammoth Book of the West

by Jon E. Lewis

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786703760
Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date: 07/28/1996
Series: Mammoth Book Series
Edition description: 1 CARROLL
Pages: 528
Product dimensions: 5.04(w) x 7.66(h) x 1.33(d)

Table of Contents

Introductionxi
Part IThe Way West
Prologue3
Into the Wilderness10
The Clash of Empire14
Daniel Boone and the Bluegrass20
The Revolution in the West24
The Voyage of Lewis and Clark34
Pike's Progress, Long's Labour44
Of Mountain Men and Furs50
"And Remember the Alamo"62
Pioneers Across the Plains77
The Donner Tragedy96
Westward With God103
The Gold Rush112
Motive Power128
Part IIThe Trampling Herd
Prologue147
The Cradle of the Cattle Kingdom149
On the Trail155
Babylons of the Plains171
"Oh, To Be a Cowboy"181
Bonanzaland196
Billy the Kid206
Snow, Sheep and Blood222
Part IIIThe Lawless Land
Prologue251
The Outlaw Breed268
Jesse James and His Men280
Frontier Lawmen294
The Legend and Life of Wyatt Earp303
Texas Rangers, Pinkerton Detectives313
Wild, Wild Women329
Part IVThe Indian Wars
Prologue339
War Comes to the Land of Little Rain345
The Great Sioux Uprising353
Sand Creek359
Red Cloud's War367
Blood on the Grasslands381
The Struggle for the Staked Plains405
Little Big Horn415
Geronimo, Apache Tiger431
Ghost Dancers450
Part VThe Last Days of the West
Prologue459
Settling the Great Plains462
The Wild Bunch479
The Saga of Tom Horn489
Wild West Shows and Rodeos495
Afterword: The West in the Movies503
Appendix IChronology of the American West515
Appendix IIBibliography529
Appendix IIIThe American Indian Nations of North America545
Index551

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