This is an account of America's most famous drama. By centring solely on three subjects - Native Americans, settlers and ranchers - the author recreates these groups' struggles for their place in this new landscape and illuminates the history of the old West. Beginning with the demise of the Native Americans of the Plains, Brown depicts the onrush of the burgeoning cattle trade and the wave of immigrants who ultimately "settled" the land. By turns heroic, tragic and even humorous, this work brings to life American tragedy and triumph in the years from 1840 to the turn of the century, and a roster of characters both great and small: Red Cloud, Sitting Bull, Geronimo, Wyatt Earp, Buffalo Bill, Wild Bill Hickock and many others.
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Winfred Blevins "Author of "Dictionary of the American West" Dee Brown is a wonder. He has sustained a dazzling career in Western history for fifty years. He has worked a revolution without seeming radical. "The American West" will only make the rest of us shake our heads and mutter, "How does he do it?"About the Author:
Dee Brown is the author of the international bestseller BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE, which has sold over 5 million copies worldwide. He spent the early years of his life in the lumber camps and oil fields of the American South West, and went on to write more than twenty books relating to American frontier history. He died in December 2002.
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Book Description Scribner, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110025174215
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