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How the West was lost,
This review is from: Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West (Paperback)
This is a fantastic classic detailing the demise of the plains Indians and deals with them incident by incident, tribe by tribe, chief by chief from around the 1850s to the early 20th century.
If the only good Indian was a dead Indian, and if civilisation was to prevail, this book is a stark examination of the lack of morality in the process, or at least the victory of might and legality over right.
One thing never mentioned in discussions about the US war of Independence is that the British wished to maintain treaties with the Indians and protect their land rights wheareas the Washingtonians were already in the process of making a land grab before the war took place. The Indians took the side of the British and they had hell to pay long afterwards as they were wiped off the face of America, along with the Bison.
Geronimo, Sitting Bull and Custer's last stand. Read about it here.