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The Contested Plains: Indians, Goldseekers, & the Rush to Colorado

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Deftly retracing a pivotal chapter in one of America's most dramatic stories, Elliott West chronicles the struggles, triumphs, and defeats of both Indians and whites as they pursued their clashing dreams of greatness in the heart of the continent. The Contested Plains recounts the rise of the Native American horse culture, white Americans' discovery and pursuit of gold in the Rocky Mountains, and the wrenching changes and bitter conflicts that ensued. After centuries of many peoples fashioning many cultures on the plains ...

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The Contested Plains: Indians, Goldseekers, & the Rush to Colorado
1998, University Press of Kansas, Kansas

ISBN-13: 9780700610297

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