Publication: University of Oklahoma Press, 2014, Norman
First edition. 8vo. Quarter cloth and paper over boards, titles stamped in black on the spine, tan endpapers, xviii, 599 pp., foreword, preface, prologue, illustrated, portraits, plates, maps, notes, bibliography, index. A comprehensive history of Wounded Knee, the first to appear in more than fifty years. The author, a specialist on Indian Wars, explores why the bloody engagement happened and demonstrates how it became a brutal massacre. Events are examined from both Native and non-Native perspectives, explaining the significance of treaties, white settlement, political disputes, and the Ghost Dance as influential factors in what eventually took place. Signed. As new, unread copy in dust jacket.
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