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The Resource The Modoc War : a story of genocide at the dawn of America's Gilded Age, Robert Aquinas McNally

The Modoc War : a story of genocide at the dawn of America's Gilded Age, Robert Aquinas McNally

Label
The Modoc War : a story of genocide at the dawn of America's Gilded Age
Title
The Modoc War
Title remainder
a story of genocide at the dawn of America's Gilded Age
Statement of responsibility
Robert Aquinas McNally
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On a cold, rainy dawn in late November 1872, Lieutenant Frazier Boutelle and a Modoc Indian nicknamed Scarface Charley leveled firearms at each other. Their duel triggered a war that capped a decades-long genocidal attack that was emblematic of the United States' conquest of Native America's peoples and lands. Robert Aquinas McNally tells the wrenching story of the Modoc War of 1872-73, one of the nation's costliest campaigns against North American Indigenous peoples, in which the army placed nearly one thousand soldiers in the field against some fifty-five Modoc fighters. Although little known today, the Modoc War dominated national headlines for an entire year. Fought in south-central Oregon and northeastern California, the war settled into a siege in the desolate Lava Beds and climaxed the decades-long effort to dispossess and destroy the Modocs. The war did not end with the last shot fired, however. For the first and only time in U.S. history, Native fighters were tried and hanged for war crimes. The surviving Modocs were packed into cattle cars and shipped from Fort Klamath to the corrupt, disease-ridden Quapaw reservation in Oklahoma, where they found peace even more lethal than war. The Modoc War tells the forgotten story of a violent and bloody Gilded Age campaign at a time when the federal government boasted officially of a "peace policy" toward Indigenous nations. This compelling history illuminates a dark corner in our country's past."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McNally, Robert Aquinas
Dewey number
973.8/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E83.87
LC item number
.M37 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Modoc War (1872-1873)
  • Modoc War, 1872-1873
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • California
  • Oregon
Label
The Modoc War : a story of genocide at the dawn of America's Gilded Age, Robert Aquinas McNally
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-396) 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
Contents
Prologue: Duel at Lost River -- Holy lands here and there -- Bad to worse -- Stone and story -- Running the pagans out of the promised land -- Death squads, sex slaves, and knights of the frontier -- The peace that wasn't, the treaty that was, kind of -- The bacon of three hundred hogs -- Gray-eyed rancher to the rescue -- True fog, real war -- Glove and fist -- Modoc steak for breakfast -- A look inside -- First fog of war -- Celebration and postmortem -- Firing into a continent -- Give peace a chance -- The news that fits -- Heroic reporter dens with lions -- Talking for peace, lying for war -- The warrior takes command -- Squeeze play -- A homeland to be named later -- Pride and prejudice in the peace tent -- Martyrs at midday -- The war goes cosmic -- Girding for battle -- Half-empty victory -- Scalps and skulls -- Into the volcanic valley of death -- Things fall apart -- The center cannot hold -- Hounds and scouts -- Hang 'em high -- Varnishing vengeance -- Still small voices swell -- Strangled necks, severed heads -- Exile and showbiz -- Requiem -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 409 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781496201799
Lccn
2017011122
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
14209034
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
  • 3520798
  • (OCoLC)983442241
  • (OCoLC)ocn983442241
  • 3461688
  • 3520798
Label
The Modoc War : a story of genocide at the dawn of America's Gilded Age, Robert Aquinas McNally
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-396) 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
Contents
Prologue: Duel at Lost River -- Holy lands here and there -- Bad to worse -- Stone and story -- Running the pagans out of the promised land -- Death squads, sex slaves, and knights of the frontier -- The peace that wasn't, the treaty that was, kind of -- The bacon of three hundred hogs -- Gray-eyed rancher to the rescue -- True fog, real war -- Glove and fist -- Modoc steak for breakfast -- A look inside -- First fog of war -- Celebration and postmortem -- Firing into a continent -- Give peace a chance -- The news that fits -- Heroic reporter dens with lions -- Talking for peace, lying for war -- The warrior takes command -- Squeeze play -- A homeland to be named later -- Pride and prejudice in the peace tent -- Martyrs at midday -- The war goes cosmic -- Girding for battle -- Half-empty victory -- Scalps and skulls -- Into the volcanic valley of death -- Things fall apart -- The center cannot hold -- Hounds and scouts -- Hang 'em high -- Varnishing vengeance -- Still small voices swell -- Strangled necks, severed heads -- Exile and showbiz -- Requiem -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 409 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781496201799
Lccn
2017011122
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
14209034
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
  • 3520798
  • (OCoLC)983442241
  • (OCoLC)ocn983442241
  • 3461688
  • 3520798

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