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The Great Plains cover the central two-thirds of the United States, and during the nineteenth century were home to some of the largest and most powerful Indian tribes on the continent. The conflict between those tribes and the newcomers from the Old World lasted about one hundred and fifty years, and required the resources of five nations - Spain, Mexico, the Republic of Texas, the Confederate States of America and the United States - before fighting ended in the mid 1890s. This masterly exposition explains the background, causes and long term effects of these bitter wars, whose legacy can still be felt today.
About the Author
Charles M Robinson III, a native of Texas, is a history instructor at South Texas Community College and the author of twelve books, primarily on the American West. His most recent book, 'General Crook and the American Frontier', was released by the University of Oklahoma Press in October 2002. His book, 'Bad Hand: A Biography of General Ronald S Mackenzie', won the Texas State Historical Commission's prestigious T. R. Fehrenback Award, and was honoured by a resolution from the Texas House of Representatives.