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The Contested Plains

Indians, Goldseekers, & the Rush to Colorado

by Elliott West

  • 128 Want to read
  • 15 Currently reading

Published by University Press of Kansas .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American history: c 1800 to c 1900,
  • Indigenous peoples,
  • Social history,
  • History: American,
  • History,
  • History - U.S.,
  • USA,
  • Western & Pacific Coast states,
  • Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies,
  • United States - 19th Century/Old West,
  • United States - State & Local - General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages422
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7762964M
    ISBN 100700610294
    ISBN 109780700610297


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- slightly bemused manner (a good indication that you're reading a different kind of history is when you get to the 4/5(30). Exciting and enormously engaging, The Contested Plains is the first book to examine the Colorado gold rush as the key event in the modern transformation of the central great plains.

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Throughout the world, wherever modem communication reaches, the great grassland, the buffalo, and the Indian tribes of the plains are American.

So it is not. "The Contested Plains" recounts the rise of the Native American horse culture, white Americans' discovery and pursuit of gold in the Rocky Mountains, and the wrenching changes and bitter conflicts that ensued.

After centuries of many peoples fashioning their own cultures on the plains, the Cheyenne and other tribes found in the horse the power to create a heroic way of life that dominated one 5/5(1). Exciting and enormously engaging, The Contested Plains is the first book to examine the Colorado gold rush as the key event in the modern transformation of the central great plains.

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The contested plains: Indians, goldseekers, & the rush to Colorado. [Elliott West] -- Discusses the rise of the Native American horse culture, the discovery of gold in the Rocky Mountains, and the Indian Wars of the 's.

Deftly retracing a pivotal chapter in one of America's most. Contested Plains provides a complicated and nuanced vision of effective Plains background and achieves this with wit and a lot of knowledge. Even individuals who’d highlight different training in Great Plains history will discover it an interesting and important book.

Elliott West, an award-winning author and Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Arkansas, gave a public talk at the University of Colorado at Boulder on Febru West spoke about the reaction to his best-known book, The Contested Plains: Indians, Goldseekers and the Rush to.

Format Book Published Lawrence, Kan.: University Press of Kansas, c Language English ISBN (alk. paper) Description xxiv, p.: ill., maps ; 25 cm. West's book, The Contested Plains: Indians, Goldseekers, and the Rush to Colorado, was reviewed in the Journal of Interdisciplinary History and the Pacific Historical Review.

[3] [4] The work won the Francis Parkman Prize from the Society of American Historians and shared the Ray Allen Billington Prize from the Organization of Authority control: GND:ISNI:. The Contested Plains, by Elliot West, didn"t read much like a story about Colorado, instead it read more like a biography.

The book goes into much detail to describe the hardships and the developments that helped create the Centennial State. The book painted a picture for the reader that showed t. The Contested Plains: Indians, Goldseekers, and the Rush to Colorado by ELLIOTT WEST Article (PDF Available) in Plains anthropologist 45() January with ReadsAuthor: Brad Logan.

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