The Red and the White: A Family Saga of the American West

The Red and the White: A Family Saga of the American West

by Andrew R. Graybill

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Overview

Winner of the Labriola Center American Indian National Book Award.

One of the American West’s bloodiest—and least-known—massacres is searingly re-created in this generation-spanning history of native-white intermarriage.

At dawn on January 23, 1870, four hundred men of the Second U.S. Cavalry attacked and butchered a Piegan camp near the Marias River in Montana in one of the worst slaughters of Indians by American military forces in U.S. history. Coming to avenge the murder of their father—a former fur-trader named Malcolm Clarke who had been killed four months earlier by their Piegan mother’s cousin—Clarke ’s own two sons joined the cavalry in a slaughter of many of their own relatives. In this groundbreaking work of American history, Andrew R. Graybill places the Marias Massacre within a larger, three-generation saga of the Clarke family, particularly illuminating the complex history of native-white intermarriage in the American Northwest.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780871407320
Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 09/30/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 997,582
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Andrew R. Graybill is the director of the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies and chairman of the History Department at Southern Methodist University. He lives in Dallas, Texas.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xiii

Prologue 1

1 Cutting Off Head Woman 8

2 Four Bears 54

3 The Man Who Stands Alone with His Gun 105

4 The Bird That Comes Home 153

5 The Man Who Talks Not 195

Epilogue 241

Notes 247

Bibliography 295

Index 317

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