The Settlers' War

The Settlers' War

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Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press During the decades from 1820 to 1870, the American frontier expanded two thousand miles across the trans-Mississippi West. In Texas the frontier line expanded only about two hundred miles. The supposedly irresistible European force met nearly immovable Native American resistance, sparking a brutal struggle for possession of Texasa€™s hills and prairies that continued for decades. During the 1860s, however, the bloodiest decade in the western Indian wars, there were no large-scale battles in Texas between the army and the Indians. Instead, the targets of the Comanches, the Kiowas, and the Apaches were generally the homesteaders out on the Texas frontier, that is, precisely those who should have been on the sidelines. Ironically, it was these noncombatants who bore the brunt of the warfare, suffering far greater losses than the soldiers supposedly there to protect them. It is this story that The Settlersa€™ War tells for the first time.Back on Paint Creek about July 28, they found a shield attached to a tree which Loyd figured was there as a guide and he was certain that the Indians would soon return. ... a large knife attacked him in hand-to-hand combat. Seymour, a largeanbsp;...

Title:The Settlers' War
Author:Gregory Michno
Publisher:U of Nebraska Press - 2011-08-15


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