With the end of the Civil War, the nation recommenced its expansion onto traditional Indian tribal lands, setting off a wide-ranging conflict that would last more than three decades. In an exploration of the wars and negotiations that destroyed tribal ways of life even as they made possible the emergence of the modern United States, Peter Cozzens gives us both sides in comprehensive and singularly intimate detail. He illuminates the encroachment experienced by the tribes and the tribal conflicts over whether to fight or make peace, and explores the squalid lives of soldiers posted to the frontier and the ethical quandaries faced by generals who often sympathized with their native enemies. As the action moves from Kansas and Nebraska to the Southwestern desert to the Dakotas and the Pacific Northwest, we encounter a pageant of fascinating characters including Custer, Sherman, Grant, and a host of other military and political figures, as well as great native leaders such as Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, Geronimo, and Red Cloud. For the first time The Earth Is Weeping brings them all together in the fullest account to date of how the West was won.
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by Allan R. Millett, Peter Maslowski, William B. Feis
by Peter Stone
by Peter Kimani
by Peter Sis
by Peter Earle
by Peter C. Whybrow
"Narrator John Pruden does what he can while reading this mostly dry history of the Indian Wars west of the Mississippi. But the prose itself only rarely comes to life--in a few of the battle scenes. The audiobook aims to present a rare balanced view of one of the most unpleasant eras in U.S. history, and succeeds in that. However, getting the facts across is not enough for a nonfiction audiobook. Pruden keeps listeners engaged through the exposition and rewards us when the action heats up. Those who follow him to the end will gain an understanding of American expansion into the Great Plains, and a counterweight to the story told in BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE. D.M.H. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"
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