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The Resource Oh what a slaughter : massacres in the American West, 1846-1890, Larry McMurtry

Oh what a slaughter : massacres in the American West, 1846-1890, Larry McMurtry

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Oh what a slaughter : massacres in the American West, 1846-1890
Title
Oh what a slaughter
Title remainder
massacres in the American West, 1846-1890
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Larry McMurtry
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Language
eng
Summary
A history of the bloody massacres that marked--and marred--the settling of the American West in the nineteenth century, and which still provoke immense controversy today. Here are the true stories of the massacres at Sacramento River, Mountain Meadows, Sand Creek, Marias River, Camp Grant, and Wounded Knee, among others. These massacres involved Americans killing Indians, Indians killing Americans, and, in one case, Mormons slaughtering a party of settlers. McMurtry's descriptions recall their full horror, and the deep, constant apprehension and dread endured by both pioneers and Indians. By modern standards the death tolls were small--Little Big Horn in 1876 was the only encounter to involve more than 200 dead--yet in the thinly populated West of that time, the violent extinction of a hundred people had a colossal impact. At the sites today, the taint is still powerful enough to affect locals who happen to live nearby.--From publisher description
Summary
Recounts massacres that took place in America throughout the latter half of the nineteenth century, describing violent clashes involving Native Americans, pioneer settlers, and others
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165542
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DLC
Dewey number
978/.02
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E78.W5
LC item number
M35 2005
Literary form
non fiction
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adult
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massacres in the American West, 1846-1890
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Oh what a slaughter : massacres in the American West, 1846-1890, Larry McMurtry
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [163]-165) and index
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocm61130878
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
178 pages
Isbn
9780743250771
Lccn
2005051849
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780743250771
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)61130878
  • (Sirsi) a855703
Label
Oh what a slaughter : massacres in the American West, 1846-1890, Larry McMurtry
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [163]-165) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm61130878
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
178 pages
Isbn
9780743250771
Lccn
2005051849
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780743250771
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)61130878
  • (Sirsi) a855703

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