White Man's Paper Trail presents a poignant history of the U.S. government's attempts to peacefully negotiate treaties with tribes in Arkansas, the Dakotas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, and Wyoming.
Stan Hoig shows how treaty-making - once considered a viable method of peaceably resolving conflicts - degenerated into a deeply flawed system sullied by political deceptions and broken promises.
White Man's Paper Trail illuminates the pivotal role of treaty negotiations in the buildup to the Plains Indian wars, in American Indians' loss of land and self-determination, and in Euro-American westward expansion.
|Publisher:||University Press of Colorado|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Stan Hoig was professor emeritus at the University of Central Oklahoma, an award-winning journalist and author of more than twenty books.