Fort Bowie, Arizona: Combat Post of the Southwest, 1858–1894 by Douglas C. McChristian

Fort Bowie, Arizona: Combat Post of the Southwest, 1858–1894

byDouglas C. McChristian

Kobo ebook | October 19, 2012

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Fort Bowie, in present-day Arizona, was established in 1862 at the site of the famous Battle of Apache Pass, where U.S. troops clashed with Apache chief Cochise and his warriors. The fort’s dual purpose was to guard the invaluable water supply at Apache Spring and to control Indians in the developing southwestern region. Douglas C. McChristian’s Fort Bowie, Arizona, spans nearly four decades to provide a fascinating account of the many complex events surrounding the small combat post.

In a sweeping narrative, McChristian presents Fort Bowie in fresh contexts of national expansion and regional development, weaving in threads of early exploration, transcontinental railroad surveys, the overland mail, mining, ranching, and the conflict with the Apaches.

Title:Fort Bowie, Arizona: Combat Post of the Southwest, 1858–1894Format:Kobo ebookPublished:October 19, 2012Publisher:University Of Oklahoma PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0806188723

ISBN - 13:9780806188720

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