Handbook of the American Frontier, The Far West: Four Centuries of Indian-White Relationships by Norman J. HeardHandbook of the American Frontier, The Far West: Four Centuries of Indian-White Relationships by Norman J. Heard

Handbook of the American Frontier, The Far West: Four Centuries of Indian-White Relationships

byNorman J. Heard

Hardcover | July 23, 1997

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The projected five volume Handbook of the American Frontier is intended as a work of first reference that provides insights into Indian-white relationships during the first four centuries of our colonial and United States history. Based upon both primary and secondary sources, it includes the Indian viewpoint as well as the white, and provides references to assist the reader to additional information. Volume IV of the Handbook is an account of men and events important in the frontier history of the West from the earliest Spanish explorations to the last Indian battle, fought in 1918. Like previous volumes, it is presented as an historical dictionary with entries relating to the experiences of Indian leaders and tribes, traders, explorers, missionaries, mountain men, military officers, and frontier settlers. Much attention is devoted to warfare, treaties, and alliances between European and Native American Nations. Tribes featured include the Apaches, Navahos, Pueblos, Utes, Paiutes, Shoshonis, Modocs, Yumas, and the proliferation of native peoples inhabiting the Pacific Coast from Mexico to Canada. The other regional volumes cover events and peoples in the Southwest Woodlands, the Northeastern Woodlands, and the Great Plains. The final volume of the set will include a general index, bibliography and chronology.
J. Norman Heard (Ph.D.,Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge) is volunteer curator of the Mississippi Valley Museum at Lafayette, Louisianna. He is the author of more than a dozen books on American frontier history, bibliography, and assisting the handicapped. He was founder of the South Texas Habilitation Center, the Valley Botanica...
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Title:Handbook of the American Frontier, The Far West: Four Centuries of Indian-White RelationshipsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 8.74 × 5.7 × 1.04 inPublished:July 23, 1997Publisher:Scarecrow Press

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ISBN - 10:0810832836

ISBN - 13:9780810832831

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This work...provides a handy reference for teachers and students of western history...it presents a more balanced view of Indian-White relations than older references, making use of newer ethnohistorical research....Heard is to be commended for including many lesser-known leaders....Heard's series is a useful tool for easy reference, and enjoyable reading.