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universit y of oklahoma press ne w book s fall/winter 2010

Congratulations to our Recent Award Winners

★ Leonard Bloomfield Book Award ★ Spur Award ★ Western Heritage Award ★ John Carroll Award
Linguistic Society of America Western Writers of America National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Little Bighorn Associates Literary Awards

Let’s Speak Chickasaw Fort Laramie: Military Bastion THE MASTERWORKS MILITARY REGISTER OF
Linguistic Society of America of the High Plains OF CHARLES M. RUSSELL CUSTER’S LAST COMMAND
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IN CONTEMPORARY RHYTHM: THE ART
CHOCTAW CRIME AND PUNISHMENT, THE NORTH AMERICAN JOURNALS OF WILLIAM CLARK: INDIAN DIPLOMAT OF ERNEST L. BLUMENSCHEIN
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On the cover: Francis H. Beaugureau,


Casey Tibbs, 1981, oil on canvas, 42 × 34
inches. NCM—Gift of R. J. Reynolds
Tobacco Company, 1983.46. Courtesy of
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Explores America's love-hate relationship with one of its most

emmons beyond the american pale


prominent immigrant groups

Beyond the American Pale


The Irish in the West, 1845–1910
By David M. Emmons
Convention has it that Irish immigrants in the nineteenth century confined themselves
mainly to industrial cities of the East and Midwest. The truth is that Irish Catholics
went everywhere in America and often had as much of a presence in the West as in the
East. In Beyond the American Pale, David M. Emmons examines this multifaceted
experience of westering Irish and, in doing so, offers a fresh and discerning account
of America’s westward expansion.

“Irish in the West” is not a historical contradiction, but it is—and was—a historical
problem. Irish Catholics were not supposed to be in the West—that was where
Protestant Americans went to reinvent themselves. For many of the same reasons
that the spread of southern slavery was thought to profane the West, a Catholic
presence there was thought to contradict it—to contradict America’s Protestant
individualism and freedom. The Catholic Irish were condemned as the clannish,
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backward remnants of an old cultural world that Americans self-consciously sought $34.95 Cloth 978-0-8061-4128-2
to leave behind. The sons and daughters of Erin were not assimilated, and because 6.125 × 9.25
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they were not assimilable, they should be kept beyond the American pale. Western History

As Emmons amply demonstrates, however, western reality was far more complicated.
Irish Catholicism may have outraged Protestant-inspired American republicanism,
but Irish Catholics were a necessary component of America’s equally Protestant-
inspired foray into industrial capitalism. They were also necessary to the successive
conquests of the “frontier,” wherever it might be found. It was the Irish who helped
build the railroads, dig the hard rocks, man the army posts, and do the other arduous,
dangerous, and unattractive toiling required by an industrializing society. Of related interest

With vigor and panache, Emmons describes how the West was not so much won as The Irish General
Thomas Francis Meagher
continually contested and reshaped. He probes the self-fulfilling mythology of the By Paul R. Wylie
American West, along with the far different mythology of the Irish pioneers. The $29.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-3847-3

product of three decades of research and thought, Beyond the American Pale is a It’s Your Misfortune and None of My Own

masterful yet accessible recasting of American history, the culminating work of a A New History of the American West
By Richard White
singular thinker willing to take a wholly new perspective on the past. $32.95 Paper 978-0-8061-2567-1

David M. Emmons is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Montana,


Missoula, and the author of The Butte Irish: Class and Ethnicity in an American
Mining Town, 1875–1925.
2 new books fall/winter 2010

A unique presentation of
rodeo’s material culture

the heritage of american rodeo


Images are courtesy of the National Cowboy & Western
Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City
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rattenbury Arena Legacy


“I thought I knew all there was to know
about rodeo until I read Arena Legacy.”
Larry Mahan
six-time rodeo world champion

From its roots in cowboy and vaquero culture to the big-business excitement of
today’s National Finals competitions, rodeo has embodied the rugged individual-
ism and competitive spirit of the American West. Now the long trajectory of rodeo
culture comes fully alive in Arena Legacy. Showcasing the unrivaled collections
of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, this lavishly illustrated
volume is the first to depict rodeo’s material and graphic heritage.

Richard Rattenbury opens Arena Legacy with an engaging and richly illustrated
history of rodeo, from its first recorded competition in Colorado in 1869, to its
role in county fairs, cattlemen’s conventions, and old settlers’ reunions across
the West, to its rise to national prominence between 1920 and 1960.
By Following its historical overview, Arena Legacy features an extensive pictorial gallery
Richard C. of signature materials. A series of colorful portfolios reveals treasured artifacts
Rattenbury from rodeo life, including costumes, trophies, buckles, and riding equipment. Here
the reader will discover lavish artistry in leather and silver, flamboyant expression
Photography by Ed Muno
in western dress, and the interpretive work of both fine artists and commercial
Foreword by Larry Mahan illustrators.
Volume 8 in the Western Legacies Series Certain to delight a diverse audience of rodeo aficionados, participants, collectors, and
historians, this stunning volume is a fitting tribute to America’s truly western sport.
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$65.00 cloth 978-0-8061-4084-1 Richard C. Rattenbury is Curator of History at the National Cowboy & Western
9.875 × 12 Heritage Museum and the author of Hunting the American West: The Art of American
432 pages
Arms Makers and Packing Iron: Gunleather of the Frontier West. Ed Muno is former
620 color and b&w illus.
sports/rodeo Curator of Art at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum and an object
photographer of wide repute. Larry Mahan is a six-time world champion cowboy and
a noted western wear entrepreneur.
4 new books fall/winter 2010

A stark portrayal of homesteading and family hardship


McLaughlin bound like grass

Bound Like Grass


A Memoir from the Western High Plains
By Ruth McLaughlin
Foreword by Dee Garceau-Hagen
At the start of this haunting memoir, Ruth McLaughlin returns to the site of her
childhood home in rural eastern Montana. In place of her family’s house, she finds
only rubble and a blackened chimney. A fire has taken the old farmstead and with
it ninety-seven years of hard-luck memories. Amidst the ruins, a lone tree survives,
reminding her of her family’s stubborn will to survive despite hardships that included
droughts, hunger, and mental illness.

Bound Like Grass is McLaughlin’s account of her own—and her family’s—struggle to


survive on their isolated wheat and cattle farm. With acute observation, she explores
her roots as a descendant of Swedish American grandparents who settled in Montana
at the turn of the twentieth century with high ambitions, and of parents who barely
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5.5 × 8.5 In unvarnished prose, McLaughlin reveals the costs of homesteading on such
200 PAGES unforgiving land, including emotional impoverishment and a necessary thrift
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memoir
bordering on deprivation. Yet in this bleak world, poverty also inspired ingenuity.
Ruth learned to self-administer a fashionable razor haircut, ignoring slashes to her
hands; her brother taught himself to repair junk cars until at last he built one to carry
him far away. Ruth also longs for a richer, brighter life, but when she finally departs, she
finds herself an alien in a modern world of relative abundance. While leaving behind a
life of hardship and hard luck, she remains bound—like the long, intertwining roots of
prairie grass—to the land and to the memories that tie her to it.

Of related interest Ruth McLaughlin lives in Great Falls, Montana, where she teaches literacy and writing.
WHEN I CAME WEST Her stories and essays have appeared in magazines and anthologies, including Best
By Laurie Wagner Buyer
$14.95 PAPER 978-0-8061-4059-9 American Short Stories. Dee Garceau-Hagen is the editor of Portraits of Women in
ALL BUT THE WALTZ
the American West.
A Memoir of Five Generations in the
Life of a Montana Family
By Mary Clearman Blew
$19.95 PAPER 978-0-8061-3321-8
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The only Sooner State trail guide for hikers, runners, and bikers

Frates, Floyd Oklahoma Hiking Trails


Oklahoma Hiking Trails
By Kent F. Frates and Larry Floyd
Photographs and maps by Larry Floyd
Oklahoma is well known as prime hunting and fishing territory, but red-dirt country
also offers many opportunities for hiking, running, and off-road biking. Though trail
guides for neighboring states abound, outdoorsmen Kent F. Frates and Larry Floyd
found no such book for Oklahoma. The outcome of their collaboration, Oklahoma
Hiking Trails, fills that void as the first comprehensive guidebook for the state.

A welcome addition to the travel library of both locals and visitors, this illustrated
guide extends a hearty welcome to hikers, bikers, runners, birders, campers, and
photographers. For the amateur and expert alike, Oklahoma Hiking Trails covers
trails accessible to the public across the state.

This handy reference will take outdoor adventurers from Tulsa to Lawton and from
Broken Bow to Boise City—and all points between. It includes such familiar sites as
the Ouachita National Forest and the Wichita Mountains as well as lesser-known September
gems such as Black Mesa and the Oxley Nature Center. The authors also provide tips $19.95 original paperback 978-0-8061-4141-1
6×9
on how to prepare for any hiking adventure. 216 pages
40 color illus., 37 maps
Color photographs of trail sites identify landmarks to look for and highlight the outdoors/hiking
natural diversity to be found along the state’s hundreds of miles of public trails.
Detailed maps, GPS coordinates, and clear directions ensure that the runner, biker,
or hiker will get to the trail and stay on it. Each trail is rated easy, moderate, or
strenuous. Providing a wealth of information to help you navigate your Oklahoma
adventure, Oklahoma Hiking Trails offers big returns in a small, light-weight package
ideal for your backpack.

Kent F. Frates is an Oklahoma City attorney, author, and avid sportsman who was
editor and publisher of Sports Source Magazine. Larry Floyd is a professional writer
and commercial photographer whose work has appeared in Oklahoma Today
magazine and the Chronicles of Oklahoma. Both are experienced hikers.
6 new books fall/winter 2010

An extravagantly illustrated tribute to a great western tradition


Bales, hill Pendleton Round-up at 100

Pendleton Round-Up at 100


Oregon’s Legendary Rodeo
By Michael Bales and Ann Terry Hill

“If there is a sanctified place in all of rodeo, the arena at Pendleton has to be it.”
—W. K. Stratton, Chasing the Rodeo

Every September since 1910, the Pendleton Round-Up has drawn thousands of rodeo
fans to a small town in eastern Oregon. For seven days, the crowds in Pendleton
thrill to contests that range from bull riding and bronc busting to barrel racing and
bareback Indian relays. This extravagantly illustrated book commemorates the
centennial of the Round-Up and captures its enduring appeal in Oregon, the Pacific
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Northwest, and the world of rodeo.

available As highlighted in these pages, the Pendleton Round-Up has many singular features.
$60.00 cloth 978-0-88240-773-9 First, there is its famous “bucking horse” logo and its signature slogan, “Let ’er Buck.”
$35.00 paper 978-0-88240-774-6
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Then there are its unique long wooden chutes and hard grass turf. And from the very
302 pages beginning, American Indians have been as much a part of the Round-Up scene as the
900 color and b&w illus.
cowboys and roughstock. In the rodeo’s Native American Village, Indians camp in
sports/rodeo
traditional tipis and celebrate their long-standing cultural traditions.

Beautifully designed, this book features a breadth of color and black-and-white


photographs—more than 900—showcasing the riders, the drama, and the special
atmosphere that is Pendleton.

Michael Bales has been a newspaper writer, reporter, and editor for more than twenty-
five years, most recently for the Portland Oregonian. Ann Terry Hill, a writer who
contributes to American Cowboy, True West, and Cowboys & Indians, comes from
a pioneer Round-Up family. She is a former Round-Up princess and queen.
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A new edition of a classic reference

Ruby, Brown, Collins A Guide to the Indian Tribes of the Pacific Northwest
A Guide to the Indian Tribes of
the Pacific Northwest
Third Edition
By Robert H. Ruby, John A. Brown, and Cary C. Collins
Foreword by Clifford E. Trafzer
The Native peoples of the Pacific Northwest inhabit a vast region extending from the
Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Ocean and from California to British Columbia. For
more than two decades, A Guide to the Indian Tribes of the Pacific Northwest has
served as a standard reference on these diverse peoples. Now, in the wake of renewed
tribal self-determination, this revised edition reflects the many recent political,
economic, and cultural developments shaping these Native communities.

From such well-known tribes as the Nez Perces and Cayuses to lesser-known bands
previously presumed “extinct,” this guide offers detailed descriptions, in alphabetical Volume 173 in The Civilization of the
order, of 150 Pacific Northwest tribes. Each entry provides information on the history, American Indian Series

location, demographics, and cultural traditions of the particular tribe.


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Among the new features offered here are an expanded selection of photographs, $26.95 original paperback 978-0-8061-4024-7
updated reading lists, and a revised pronunciation guide. While continuing to provide 6.125 × 9.25
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succinct histories of each tribe, the volume now also covers such contemporary—and
120 B&W Illus., 5 Maps
sometimes controversial—issues as Indian gaming and NAGPRA. With its emphasis American Indian
on Native voices and tribal revitalization, this new edition of the Guide to the Indian
Tribes of the Pacific Northwest is certain to be a definitive reference for many years
to come.

Robert H. Ruby is a retired physician and independent scholar living in Moses Lake,
Washington. John A. Brown was Professor Emeritus of History at Wenatchee Valley
College, Washington. Ruby and Brown are coauthors of numerous books, including
Indians of the Pacific Northwest: A History. Cary C. Collins, a public school teacher Of related interest
living in Maple Valley, Washington, is the editor of Assimilation’s Agent: My Life as a Indians of the Pacific Northwest
A History
Superintendent in the Indian Boarding School System. Clifford E. Trafzer is Professor
By Robert H. Ruby and John A. Brown
of History at the University of California, Riverside. $32.95 Paper 978-0-8061-2113-0

Native Peoples of the Olympic Peninsula


Who We Are
Edited by Jacilee Wray
$29.95 Cloth 978-0-8061-3394-2
$19.95 Paper 978-0-8061-3552-6
8 new books fall/winter 2010

A captivating story from Oklahoma’s radical past


Cunningham The Green Corn Rebellion

The Green Corn Rebellion


A Novel by William Cunningham
Introduction by Nigel Anthony Sellars
These days, rural Oklahoma is the last place anybody would look for leftist rev-
olutionaries, but in 1917 the area exploded into full-blown insurrection. The state’s
tenant farmers, many of whom were Socialist Party members, viewed the Great War
in Europe as a conflict that benefited only the rich. When the federal government
enacted a draft, an uprising in eastern Oklahoma saw local townspeople skirmishing
with rebellious farmers, including whites, blacks, and American Indians. More than
250 men were arrested—some sentenced for up to ten years’ imprisonment.

This is the backdrop of William Cunningham’s powerful novel The Green Corn
Rebellion. First published in 1935, it tells the story of Jim Tetley, who wants simply
to be a good farmer—if the banks will only let him. As Jim copes with poverty, family
rivalries, and community tensions, he must also weigh the need to respond to the call
for armed rebellion.
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Although the insurrection itself succeeded only in undermining the socialist movement
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256 Pages and fueling the Red Scare of the 1920s, Cunningham’s incendiary writing has been
fiction compared to that of Erskine Caldwell. A uniquely American story with roots set deep
in Oklahoma soil, The Green Corn Rebellion will attract all readers interested in the
state’s tumultuous history and in populist causes.

William Cunningham (1901–67) grew up in Watonga, Oklahoma. A journalist, college


teacher, and novelist, he was the first director of the Oklahoma Writers Project, part
of the WPA Federal Writers Project. Nigel Anthony Sellars is Associate Professor of
History at Christopher Newport University, Newport News, Virginia, and author of
Of related interest Oil, Wheat, and Wobblies: The Industrial Workers of the World in Oklahoma.
Books on Trial
Red Scare in the Heartland
By Shirley S. Wiegand and Wayne A. Wiegand
$24.95 Cloth 978-0-8061-3868-8

“They Are All Red Out Here”


Socialist Politics in the Pacific Northwest, 1895–1925
By Jeffrey A. Johnson
$34.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-3967-8
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Captures the excitement and creativity of a neglected episode in

MacLeod Kids of the Black Hole


youth culture and rock history

Kids of the Black Hole


Punk Rock in Postsuburban California
By Dewar MacLeod
Los Angeles rock generally conjures memories of surf music, The Doors, or Laurel
Canyon folkies. But punk? L.A.’s punk scene, while not as notorious as that of New
York City, emerged full-throated in 1977 and boasted bands like The Germs, X,
and Black Flag. This book explores how, in the land of the Beach Boys, punk rock
took hold.

As a teenager, Dewar MacLeod witnessed firsthand the emergence of the punk


subculture in Southern California. As a scholar, he here reveals the origins of an
as-yet-uncharted revolution. Having combed countless fanzines and interviewed
key participants, he shows how a marginal scene became a “mass subculture” that
democratized performance art, and he captures the excitement and creativity of a
neglected episode in rock history.

Kids of the Black Hole tells how L.A. punk developed, fueled by youth unemployment november
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and alienation, social conservatism, and the spare landscape of suburban sprawl
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communities; how it responded to the wider cultural influences of Southern California 240 pages
life, from freeways to architecture to getting high; and how L.A. punks borrowed 20 b&w illus.
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from their New York and London forebears to create their own distinctive subculture.
Along the way, MacLeod not only teases out the differences between the New York
and L.A. scenes but also distinguishes between local styles, from Hollywood’s avant-
garde to Orange County’s hardcore.

With an intimate knowledge of bands, venues, and zines, MacLeod cuts to the heart
of L.A. punk as no one has before. Told in lively prose that will satisfy fans, Kids of
the Black Hole will also enlighten historians of American suburbia and of youth and Of related interest
popular culture. drift
A Novel
Dewar MacLeod is Associate Professor of History at William Paterson University in By Jim Miller
Wayne, New Jersey. $24.95 Cloth 978-0-8061-3807-7
10 new books fall/winter 2010
jenkinson The Character of Meriwether Lewis

The human aspects of the famed explorer, in a revised and


expanded biography

The Character of Meriwether Lewis


Explorer in the Wilderness
By Clay S. Jenkinson
Meriwether Lewis commanded the most important exploration mission in the early
history of the United States. Clay S. Jenkinson takes a fresh look at Lewis, not to
offer a paper cutout hero but to describe and explain a hyperserious young man of
great complexity who found the wilderness of Upper Louisiana as exacting as it was
exhilarating.

Jenkinson sees Lewis as a troubled soul before he left St. Charles, Missouri, in May
1804. His experiences in lands “upon which the foot of civilized man had never
distributed for the dakota institute trodden” further fractured his sense of himself. His hiring William Clark as his
“partner in discovery” was, Jenkinson shows, the most intelligent decision he ever
november made. When Clark was nearby, Lewis’s leadership was stable and productive. When
$29.95 cloth 978-0-9825597-2-7 Clark was absent and thus unable to provide a calming influence on his mercurial
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friend, Lewis tended to get into trouble. Jenkinson argues that if Clark had been with
250 pages Lewis on the Natchez Trace, the governor of Upper Louisiana would not have killed
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himself. Jenkinson sees Lewis’s 1809 suicide not as an inexplicable mystery, but the
western history
culmination of a series of pressures that extend back to the expedition and perhaps
even earlier.

The Character of Meriwether Lewis: Explorer in the Wilderness is a revision of an


earlier book, greatly expanded with new scholarship and insights gained through
Jenkinson’s extensive participation in the Lewis and Clark Expedition Bicentennial.
Jenkinson discusses Lewis’s sense of humor, his oft-stated fear that the expedition
Of related interest he was leading might collapse, his self-conscious learnedness, and his inability to
River of Promise
re-enter “polite society” after his return. The book attempts to reconstruct from
Lewis and Clark on the Columbia Lewis’s journal entries and letters his rich, troubled personality and his aspirations
By David L. Nicandri
to heroism. When the American mythology surrounding him is removed and Lewis
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$18.95 PAPER 978-0-9825597-1-0 is allowed to reveal himself, he emerges as a fuller, more human, and endlessly
fascinating explorer.

Clay S. Jenkinson, well known for his historical portrayals of Thomas Jefferson
and Meriwether Lewis, is the editor of A Vast and Open Plain: The Writings of the
Lewis and Clark Expedition in North Dakota, 1804–1806 and author of Becoming
Jefferson’s People: Re-inventing the American Republic in the Twenty-first Century.
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Hassrick, Dippie, Smith, White Charlie Russell and Friends


Explores the artistic influences on C. M. Russell of his
lifelong artist friends

Charlie Russell and Friends


By Peter H. Hassrick, Brian W. Dippie, Thomas Brent Smith,
and Mark Andrew White
Introduction by Joan Carpenter Troccoli
Although he was painfully reserved among strangers, the artist Charles M. Russell had
a knack for making lifelong friends. This issue of Western Passages is devoted to one
group among Russell’s diverse tribe of comrades: his fellow artists. Five distinguished
scholars consider the painters and illustrators with whom Russell associated, gauging
the contributions of some to his artistic progress and assessing the debt owed by others
to his work. Particular attention is paid to Russell’s friendships with his protégé Joe
De Yong, sporting artist Philip Goodwin, and “kindred spirit” and famed interpreter
of the Southwest Maynard Dixon.
Distributed for the Denver Art Museum
Peter H. Hassrick is Director Emeritus of the Petrie Institute of Western American Art at
the Denver Art Museum and coauthor of In Contemporary Rhythm: The Art of Ernest
Available
L. Blumenschein. Thomas Brent Smith is Director of the Petrie Institute of Western $10.95 original paperback 978-0-914738-64-0
American Art at the Denver Art Museum and author of A Place of Refuge: Maynard 9 × 12
72 pages
Dixon’s Arizona. Brian W. Dippie is retired as Professor of History at the University of 48 color and 35 b&w illus.
Victoria, British Columbia, and is the author of numerous articles and books on the Art and Photography

art of C. M. Russell, including The 100 Best Illustrated Letters of Charles M. Russell.
Mark Andrew White is the Eugene B. Adkins Curator of the Fred Jones, Jr., Museum
of Art at the University of Oklahoma. Joan Carpenter Troccoli is Senior Scholar in
the Petrie Institute of Western American Art and the editor of The Masterworks of
Charles M. Russell: A Retrospective of Paintings and Sculpture.
12 new books fall/winter 2010

The dramatic story of the U.S. Army’s first major encounter with
Dishman A Perfect Gibraltar

urban warfare

A Perfect Gibraltar
The Battle for Monterrey, Mexico, 1846
By Christopher D. Dishman
For three days in the fall of 1846, U.S. and Mexican soldiers fought fiercely in the
picturesque city of Monterrey, turning the northern Mexican town, known for its
towering mountains and luxurious gardens, into one of the nineteenth century’s most
gruesome battlefields. Led by Brigadier General Zachary Taylor, graduates of the
U.S. Military Academy encountered a city almost perfectly protected by mountains,
a river, and a vast plain. Monterrey’s ideal defensive position inspired more than one
U.S. soldier to call the city “a perfect Gibraltar.” The first day of fighting was deadly
for the Americans, especially the newly graduated West Point cadets. But they soon
adjusted their tactics and began fighting building to building.

Chris D. Dishman conveys in a vivid narrative the intensity and drama of the Battle
of Monterrey, which marked the first time U.S. troops engaged in prolonged urban
Volume 26 in the Campaigns and combat. Future Civil War generals and West Point graduates fought desperately
Commanders series
alongside rough Texan, Mississippian, and Tennessean volunteers. General Taylor
engineered one of the army’s first wars of maneuver at Monterrey by sending the bulk
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$34.95s cloth 978-0-8061-4140-4 of his troops against the weakest part of the city, and embedded press reporters wrote
6×9 eyewitness accounts of the action for readers back in the States. Dishman interweaves
344 pages
descriptions of troop maneuvers and clashes between units using pistols and rifles with
27 b&w illus., 7 maps
military history accounts of hand-to-hand combat involving edged weapons, stones, clubs, and bare
hands. He brings regular soldiers and citizen volunteers to life in personal vignettes
that draw on firsthand accounts from letters, diaries, and reports written by men on
both sides. An epilogue carries the narrative thread to the conclusion of the war.

Dishman has canvassed a wide range of Mexican and American sources and walked
Monterrey’s streets and battlefields. Accompanied by maps and period illustrations,
this skillfully written history will interest scholars, history enthusiasts, and everyone
Of related interest who enjoys a true war story well told.
agent of destiny
Chris D. Dishman is Chief of the Border Security Branch of the Department of
The Life and Times of General Winfield Scott
By John S. D. Eisenhower Homeland Security’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis.
$19.95 paper 978-0-8061-3128-3

the treaty of guadalupe hidalgo


A Legacy of Conflict
By Richard Griswold del Castillo
$26.95s paper 978-0-8061-2478-0
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The most complete record of this major expedition

Maximilian of Wied The North American Journals of Prince Maximilian of Wied, vol. 2
ever to appear in English

The North American Journals of


Prince Maximilian of Wied, Volume 2
April–September 1833
Edited by Stephen S. Witte and Marsha V. Gallagher
Translated by William J. Orr, Paul Schach, and Dieter Karch
Foreword by J. Brooks Joyner • Introduction by Marsha V. Gallagher
Few historical chronicles are as informative and eloquent as the journal written by
Prince Maximilian of Wied as a record of his journey into the North American interior
in 1833, following the route Lewis and Clark had taken almost thirty years earlier.
Maximilian’s memorable descriptions of topography, Native peoples, and natural
history were further brought to life through the now-familiar watercolors and sketches
of Karl Bodmer, the young Swiss artist who accompanied him.

The first of the three volumes of the North American Journals recounts the prince’s
journey from Europe to St. Louis—then the edge of the frontier. Volume II vividly
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narrates his experiences on the upper Missouri and offers an unparalleled view of the $85.00s leather 978-0-8061-3923-4
region and the peoples native to it. In these pages, we accompany Maximilian as he 8 × 12
612 pages
travels far up the Missouri River to Fort McKenzie, a trading post some 2,500 river 186 b&w illus., 54 color photos, 5 maps
miles from St. Louis near what is now Fort Benton, Montana. The handsome, oversize $295.00net LEATHER 978-0-87062-366-0
limited edition, slipcase
volume not only reproduces this historic document but also features every one of
history/exploration
Maximilian’s illustrations—more than 200 in all, including nearly 50 in color—from
the original journal now housed at Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska.

Maximilian recorded detailed observations of flora, fauna, geology, and climate.


From his unique, scientifically trained perspective, he also undertook a serious field
study of the cultures and languages of the central and northern Great Plains Indians
he encountered. His journal contains important, firsthand descriptions of tribal social
customs, religious rituals, material culture, and art, as well as an account of Native
Of related interest
interactions with Euro-Americans engaged in the then-burgeoning fur trade.
THE NORTH AMERICAN JOURNALS OF PRINCE
MAXIMILIAN OF WIED, VOLUME 1
Prince Maximilian Alexander Philipp (1782–1867), explorer, naturalist, and ethnologist May 1932–April 1833
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1815–17. Stephen S. Witte is Editor for the Maximilian Journals Project of the Margre
Jefferson’s Western Explorations
H. Durham Center for Western Studies, Joslyn Art Museum. Marsha V. Gallagher is
Discoveries Made in Exploring the Missouri,
Associate Editor and Project Director. William J. Orr was a foreign service officer with Red River and Washita . . .
the U.S. State Department. Paul Schach was Charles J. Mach University Professor in the The Natchez Edition, 1806. A Facsimile
Compiled by Thomas Jefferson
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, University of Nebraska–Lincoln. $62.50s Cloth 978-0-87062-335-6
Dieter Karch is Professor Emeritus of Modern Languages at the University of Nebraska–
Lincoln. J. Brooks Joyner is a former Director of Joslyn Art Museum.
14 new books fall/winter 2010

An African American scholar recalls an academic civil war


Henderson Race and the University

Race and the Universit y


A Memoir
By George Henderson
Foreword by David W. Levy
In 1967, George Henderson, the son of uneducated Alabama sharecroppers, accepted
a full-time professorship at the University of Oklahoma, despite his mentor’s warning
to avoid the “redneck school in a backward state.” Henderson became the university’s
third African American professor, a hire that seemed to suggest the dissolving of
racial divides. However, when real estate agents in the university town of Norman
denied the Henderson family their first three choices of homes, the sociologist and
educator realized he still faced some formidable challenges.

In this stirring memoir, Henderson recounts his formative years at the University of
Oklahoma, during the late 1960s and early 1970s. He describes in graphic detail the
obstacles that he and other African Americans faced within the university community, a
september place of “white privilege, black separatism, and campus-wide indifference to bigotry.”
$24.95s cloth 978-0-8061-4129-9 As an adviser and mentor to young black students who wanted to do something
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about these conditions, Henderson found himself at the forefront of collective efforts
22 B&W Illus. to improve race relations at the university. Henderson is quick to acknowledge that
memoir
he and his fellow activists did not abolish all vestiges of racial oppression. But they
set in motion a host of institutional changes that continue to this day. In Henderson’s
words, “we were ordinary people who sometimes did extraordinary things.”

Capturing what was perhaps the most tumultuous era in the history of American
higher education, Race and the University includes valuable recollections of former
student activists who helped transform the University of Oklahoma into one of the
nation’s most diverse college campuses.
Of related interest
The university of oklahoma
George Henderson is the Sylvan N. Goldman Professor Emeritus, David Ross Boyd
A History: Volume 1, 1890–1917 Professor Emeritus, and Regents’ Professor Emeritus of Human Relations, Education,
by David W. Levy
and Sociology at the University of Oklahoma, where he founded the Human Relations
$29.95 cloth 978-0-8061-3703-2
$19.95 paper 978-0-8061-3976-0 Program and served as Dean of the College of Liberal Studies. David W. Levy is the
race and the war on poverty Irene and Julian J. Rothbaum Professor Emeritus of Modern American History and
From Watts to East L.A. David Ross Boyd Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Oklahoma. He is
by Robert Bauman
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the author of The University of Oklahoma: A History.
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Reevaluates a folklorist’s legacy in American cultural history

Rodgers, hirsch America’s Folklorist


America’s Folklorist
B. A. Botkin and American Culture
Edited by Lawrence Rodgers and Jerrold Hirsch
Folklorist, writer, editor, regionalist, cultural activist—Benjamin Albert Botkin (1901–
1975) was an American intellectual who made a mark on the twentieth century,
even though most people may be unaware of it. This book, the first to reevaluate
the legacy of Botkin in the history of American culture, celebrates his centenary
through a collection of writings that assess his influence on scholarship and the
American scene.

Through his work with the Federal Writers’ Project during the New Deal, the Writers’
Unit of the Library of Congress Project, and the Archive of American Folksong,
Botkin did more to collect and disseminate the nation’s folk-cultural heritage than any
other individual in the twentieth century. This volume focuses on Botkin’s eclectic but
interrelated concerns, work, and vision and offers a detailed sense of his life, milieu,
influences, and long-term contributions.
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the philosophical to the disarmingly personal. One group of articles looks at his 1 b&w illus.
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career and includes the first extended analysis of Botkin’s poetry; another probes the
fruitful relationships Botkin had with leading musicologists, composers, poets, and
intellectuals of his day. This is also the first book to bring together a collection of
Botkin’s best-known writings, giving readers an opportunity to appreciate his wide-
ranging mind and clear, often memorable prose.

For Botkin, the blurring of art and science, literature and folklore was not just a
philosophy but a way of life. This book reflects that life and invites fans and those
new to Botkin to appraise his lasting contributions.

Lawrence Rodgers, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, Oregon State University,
Corvallis, is author of Canaan Bound: The African-American Great Migration
Novel. Jerrold Hirsch is Professor of History at Truman State University, Kirksville,
Missouri, and author of Portrait of America: A Cultural History of the Federal
Writers’ Project.
16 new books fall/winter 2010

The forgotten—and dramatic—story of two sharpshooting performers


Kuntz A Pair of Shootists

A Pair of Shootists
The Wild West Story of S. F. Cody and Maud Lee
By Jerry Kuntz
In 1888, Samuel F. Cody, a twenty-one-year-old horse wrangler, met Maud Lee, a
sixteen-year-old aspiring circus performer, while touring with the Wild West show
cast of Adam Forepaugh’s Circus. A quick rapport developed between the girl from
Norristown, Pennsylvania, and the cowboy who dazzled audiences with his good
looks and fancy pistol shooting.

A Pair of Shootists is the exuberant and sometimes heartbreaking story of the elusive
S. F. Cody and his first wife, Maud Lee. Recounting their many dramatic exploits,
this biography also overturns the frequently romanticized view of Wild West shows.

Living the erratic lives of touring performers, S. F. Cody—who changed his name
to capitalize on his resemblance to William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody—and Maud
Lee first appeared together in vaudeville halls and dime museums. Setbacks in the
september United States made Cody and Lee eager to try their luck abroad, so they traveled to
$29.95s cloth 978-0-8061-4149-7 Great Britain, where they played music halls and acted in burlesques on roller-skates
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and in extravagant arena exhibitions. When the two performers eventually parted
26 b&w illus. ways, author Jerry Kuntz masterfully splits their stories into two. From there, he
biography
follows their individual ups and downs, including Cody’s soaring career in pioneer
aeronautics and Lee’s decline into mental illness and addiction. In an ironic twist,
Maud’s professional life ended amidst a vast misunderstanding that brought her into
conflict with the woman she had been emulating her entire career: Annie Oakley.

While other biographies focus mainly on Cody’s contribution to aviation, Kuntz uses
sources previously unavailable to scholars to paint a more complete picture of Cody’s
early years and to recover the forgotten—and ultimately tragic—story of Maud Lee.
Of related interest
Jerry Kuntz is an electronic resources librarian and an independent scholar living in
calamity jane
The Woman and the Legend Warwick, New York. He is the author of Baseball Fiends and Flying Machines: The
By James D. McLaird Many Lives and Outrageous Times of George and Alfred Lawson.
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agnes lake hickok


Queen of the Circus, Wife of a Legend
By Linda A. Fisher and Carrie Bowers
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The Life and Legacy of Annie Oakley


By Glenda Riley
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The true story of one of America’s most fascinating outlaws

Boessenecker Bandido
Bandido
The Life and Times of Tiburcio Vasquez
By John Boessenecker
Tiburcio Vasquez is, next to Joaquin Murrieta, America’s most infamous Hispanic
bandit. After he was hanged as a murderer in 1875, the Chicago Tribune called him
“the most noted desperado of modern times.” Yet questions about him still linger.
Why did he become a bandido? Why did so many Hispanics protect him and his band?
Was he a common thief and heartless killer who got what he deserved, or was he a
Mexican American Robin Hood who suffered at the hands of a racist government? In
this engrossing biography, John Boessenecker provides definitive answers.

Bandido pulls back the curtain on a life story shrouded in myth—a myth created
by Vasquez himself and abetted by writers who saw a tale ripe for embellishment.
Boessenecker traces his subject’s life from his childhood in the seaside adobe village
of Monterey, to his years as a young outlaw engaged in horse rustling and robbery.
Two terms in San Quentin failed to tame Vasquez, and he instigated four bloody
september
prison breaks that left twenty convicts dead. After his final release from prison, he led $34.95s cloth 978-0-8061-4127-5
bandit raids throughout Central and Southern California. His dalliances with women 6×9
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were legion, and the last one led to his capture in the Hollywood Hills and his death
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on the gallows at the age of thirty-nine. biography

From dusty court records, forgotten memoirs, and moldering newspaper archives,
Boessenecker draws a story of violence, banditry, and retribution on the early California
frontier that is as accurate as it is colorful. Enhanced by numerous photographs—
many published here for the first time—Bandido also addresses important issues of
racism and social justice that remain relevant to this day.

John Boessenecker, a San Francisco–based attorney, is the author of several books


Of related interest
on crime and law enforcement in the Old West, including Badge and Buckshot:
The Life and Adventures
Lawlessness in Old California and Lawman: The Life and Times of Harry Morse,
of Joaquin Murieta
1835–1912. By John Rollin Ridge
$19.95s Paper 978-0-8061-1429-3

Pío Pico
The Last Governor of Mexican California
By Carlos Manuel Salomon
$24.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-4090-2
18 new books fall/winter 2010

Portrays the real woman behind the ranching stories


Miller Open Range

Open Range
The Life of Agnes Morley Cleaveland
By Darlis A. Miller
Agnes Morley Cleaveland found lasting fame after publishing her memoir, No Life
for a Lady, in 1941. Her account of growing up on a cattle ranch in west-central
New Mexico captivated readers from coast to coast, and it remains in print to this
day. In her book, Cleaveland memorably portrayed herself and other ranchwomen as
capable workers and independent thinkers. Her life, however, was not limited to the
ranch. In Open Range, Darlis A. Miller expands our understanding of Cleaveland’s
significance, showing how a young girl who was a fearless risk-taker grew up to be a
prolific author and well-known social activist.

Following a hardscrabble childhood in remote regions of northern and central New


Mexico, and then many years of rigorous education, Agnes Morley married Newton
Cleaveland in 1899. The couple took up primary residence in Berkeley, California,
Volume 26 in the Oklahoma
where Agnes lived another kind of life as clubwoman and activist. Yet Agnes’s ranch
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in the Datil Mountains always drew her back to New Mexico and provided the raw
october material for her writing.
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Seen as a whole, Cleaveland’s life story spans the years from territorial New Mexico
192 pages to the Cold War, includes the raising of her four children and interactions with a wide
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range of national and regional characters, and provides insight into such aspects of
biography
western culture as railroads, cattle, and tourism. Her biography is a case study in
the roles that wealthy and well-educated women played during the first half of the
twentieth century in both domestic and political spheres and will intrigue anyone
familiar with the writings of this multifaceted woman.

Darlis A. Miller is Professor Emerita of History at New Mexico State University,


Las Cruces. She is the author of several books, including Matilda Coxe Stevenson:
Pioneering Anthropologist.
Of related interest
The Secret Life Of Cowboys
By Tom Groneberg
$19.95 Paper 978-0-8061-3650-9

Riding For The Brand


150 Years of Cowden Ranching
By Michael Pettit
$29.95 Cloth 978-0-8061-3718-6
$19.95 Paper 978-0-8061-4044-5

A Lady’s Life In The Rocky Mountains


By Isabella L.Bird
$7.95 Paper 978-0-8061-1328-9
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Explores a unique and eclectic culture rooted in African traditions

Mock Dreaming with the Ancestors


Dreaming with the Ancestors
Black Seminole Women in Texas and Mexico
By Shirley Boteler Mock
Indian freedmen and their descendants have garnered much public and scholarly
attention, but women’s roles have largely been absent from that discussion. Now
a scholar who gained an insider’s perspective into the Black Seminole community
in Texas and Mexico offers a rare and vivid picture of these women and their
contributions. In Dreaming with the Ancestors, Shirley Boteler Mock explores
the role that Black Seminole women have played in shaping and perpetuating a
culture born of African roots and shaped by southeastern Native American and
Mexican influences.

Mock reveals a unique maroon culture, forged from an eclectic mixture of religious
beliefs and social practices. At its core is an amalgam of African-derived traditions
kept alive by women. The author interweaves documentary research with extensive
interviews she conducted with leading Black Seminole women to uncover their Volume 4 in the Race and Culture in the
American West series
remarkable history. She tells how these women nourished their families and held
fast to their Afro-Seminole language—even as they fled slavery, endured relocation,
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women”—keepers of dreams and visions that bring to life age-old African customs. 6.125 × 9.25
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never before published, Dreaming with the Ancestors combines scholarly analysis
with human interest to open a new window on both African American and American
Indian history and culture.

Shirley Boteler Mock is Research Fellow at the Mesoamerican Archaeological Research


Laboratory, University of Texas, Austin. She is the editor of The Sowing and the
Dawning: Termination, Dedication, and Transformation in the Archaeological and
Ethnographic Record of Mesoamerica.
Of related interest
The Seminole Freedmen
A History
By Kevin Mulroy
$36.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-3865-7

African Creeks
Estelvste and the Creek Nation
By Gary Zellar
$34.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-3815-2

African American Women Confront


the West, 1600–2000
Edited by Quintard Taylor, Jr., and Shirley Ann Wilson Moore
$24.95s Paper 978-0-8061-3979-1
20 new books fall/winter 2010

A history of the Pawnee Scouts, from their perspective


Van De Logt War Party in Blue

War Part y in Blue


Pawnee Scouts in the U.S. Army
By Mark van de Logt
Foreword by Walter R. Echo-Hawk
Between 1864 and 1877, during the height of the Plains Indian wars, Pawnee Indian
scouts rendered invaluable service to the United States Army. They led missions deep
into contested territory, tracked resisting bands, spearheaded attacks against enemy
camps, and on more than one occasion saved American troops from disaster on
the field of battle. In War Party in Blue, Mark van de Logt tells the story of the
Pawnee scouts from their perspective, detailing the battles in which they served and
recounting hitherto neglected episodes.

Employing military records, archival sources, and contemporary interviews with


current Pawnee tribal members—some of them descendants of the scouts—Van de
Logt presents the Pawnee scouts as central players in some of the army’s most notable
september campaigns. He argues that military service allowed the Pawnees to fight their tribal
$34.95s cloth 978-0-8061-4139-8 enemies with weapons furnished by the United States as well as to resist pressures
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According to the author, it was the tribe’s martial traditions, deeply embedded in their
culture, that made them successful and allowed them to retain these time-honored
traditions. The Pawnee style of warfare, based on stealth and surprise, was so effective
that the scouts’ commanding officers did little to discourage their methods. Although
the scouts proudly wore the blue uniform of the U.S. Cavalry, they never ceased to be
Pawnees. The Pawnee Battalion was truly a war party in blue.

Mark van de Logt is Assistant Professor of History at Benedictine College, Atchison,


Of related interest Kansas. Walter R. Echo-Hawk, formerly an attorney for the Native American
The Pawnee Indians
Rights Fund, currently practices law in Oklahoma City. He is a member of the
By George E. Hyde Pawnee Nation.
$24.95s Paper 978-0-8061-2094-2

Battles And Skirmishes Of The Great


Sioux War, 1876–1877
The Military View
By Jerome A. Greene
$19.95 Paper 978-0-8061-2669-2

Inkpaduta
Dakota Leader
By Paul N. Beck
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The final volume in the author’s trilogy on the

Sweeney From Cochise to Geronimo


Chiricahua Apaches

From Cochise to Geronimo


The Chiricahua Apaches, 1874–1886
By Edwin R. Sweeney

“Sweeney’s scholarship could not be more sound.”—Robert M. Utley, author of


The Lance and the Shield: The Life and Times of Sitting Bull

In the decade after the death of their revered chief Cochise in 1874, the Chiricahua
Apaches struggled to survive as a people and their relations with the U.S. government
further deteriorated. In From Cochise to Geronimo, Edwin R. Sweeney builds on his
previous biographies of Chiricahua leaders Cochise and Mangas Coloradas to offer
a definitive history of the turbulent period between Cochise’s death and Geronimo’s
surrender in 1886.

Sweeney shows that the cataclysmic events of the 1870s and 1880s stemmed in part
from seeds of distrust sown by the American military in 1861 and 1863. In 1876 and Volume 268 in The Civilization of the
1877, the U.S. government proposed moving the Chiricahuas from their ancestral American Indian Series

homelands in New Mexico and Arizona to the San Carlos Reservation. Some made
the move, but most refused to go or soon fled the reviled new reservation, viewing October
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the government’s concentration policy as continued U.S. perfidy. Bands under the 6.125 × 9.25
leadership of Victorio and Geronimo went south into the Sierra Madre of Mexico, a 640 Pages
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redoubt from which they conducted bloody raids on American soil.
American Indian

Sweeney draws on American and Mexican archives, some only recently opened,
to offer a balanced account of life on and off the reservation in the 1870s and
1880s. From Cochise to Geronimo details the Chiricahuas’ ordeal in maintaining
their identity despite forced relocations, disease epidemics, sustained warfare, and
confinement. Resigned to accommodation with Americans but intent on preserving
their culture, they were determined to survive as a people.

Retired as a professional accountant, Edwin R. Sweeney is an independent scholar Of related interest


and one of the preeminent historians of the Apaches. He is the author of Cochise: Cochise
Chiricahua Apache Chief
Chiricahua Apache Chief and Mangas Coloradas: Chief of the Chiricahua Apaches.
By Edwin R. Sweeney
$24.95 Paper 978-0-8061-2606-7

Mangas Coloradas
Chief of the Chiricahua Apaches
By Edwin R. Sweeney
$39.95 Cloth 978-0-8061-3063-7

Chief Loco
Apache Peacemaker
By Bud Shapard
$34.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-4047-6
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Tells how one American Indian tribe survived despite


Bigart Getting Good Crops

overwhelming challenges

Getting Good Crops


Economic and Diplomatic Survival Strategies of the
Montana Bitterroot Salish Indians, 1870–1891
By Robert J. Bigart
In 1870, the Bitterroot Salish Indians—called “Flatheads” by the first white explorers
to encounter them—were a small tribe living on the western slope of the Northern
Rocky Mountains in Montana Territory. Pressures on the Salish were intensifying
during this time, from droughts and dwindling resources to aggressive neighboring
tribes and Anglo-American expansion. In 1891, the economically impoverished
Salish accepted government promises of assistance and retreated to the Flathead
Reservation, more than sixty miles from their homeland.

In Getting Good Crops, Robert J. Bigart examines the full range of available sources
to explain how the Salish survived into the twentieth century, despite their small
numbers, their military disadvantages, and the aggressive invasion of white settlers
Volume 266 in The Civilization of the
American Indian Series who greedily devoured their land and its natural resources.

Bigart argues that a key to the survival of the Salish, from the early nineteenth century
september
onward, was their diplomatic agility and willingness to form strategic alliances and
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6×9 friendships with non-Salish peoples. In doing so, the Salish navigated their way
304 PAGES through multiple crises, relying more on their wits than on force. The Salish also took
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steps to sustain themselves economically. Although hunting and gathering had been
their mainstay for centuries, the Salish began farming—“getting good crops”—to
feed themselves because buffalo were becoming increasingly scarce.

Raised on the Flathead Reservation himself, the author is seeking to convey the Salish
story from their perspective, despite the paucity of written Salish testimony. What
emerges is a picture—both inspiring and heartbreaking—of a people maintaining
autonomy against all odds.
Of related interest
Robert J. Bigart is Librarian Emeritus at Salish Kootenai College, Pablo, Montana.
Beyond Bear’s Paw
He is the author or editor of numerous publications, including A Pretty Village:
The Nez Perce Indians in Canada
By Jerome A. Greene Documents of Worship and Culture Change, St. Ignatius Mission, Montana,
$24.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-4068-1 1880–1889.
Blackfoot War Art
Pictographs of the Reservation Period, 1880–2000
By L. James Dempsey
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We Know Who We Are


Métis Identity in a Montana Community
By Martha Harroun Foster
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Reveals the remarkable work of a pioneering woman photographer

Southwell, Lovett Life at the Kiowa, Comanche, and Wichita Agency


Life at the Kiowa, Comanche,
and Wichita Agency
The Photographs of Annette Ross Hume
By Kristina L. Southwell and John R. Lovett
Anadarko, Oklahoma, bills itself today as the “Indian Capital of the Nation,” but
it was a drowsy frontier village when budding photographer Annette Ross Hume
arrived in 1890. Home to a federal agency charged with serving the many American
Indian tribes in the area, the town burgeoned when the U.S. government auctioned
off building lots at the turn of the twentieth century. Hume faithfully documented
its explosive growth and the American Indians she encountered. Her extraordinary
photographs are collected here for the first time.

In their introduction, authors Kristina L. Southwell and John R. Lovett provide an


illuminating biography of Hume, focusing on her life in Anadarko and the development
of her photographic skills. Born in 1858, in Perrysburg, Ohio, Hume moved to
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documenting daily life. Her portraits of everyday life are unforgettable—images of
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Indian mothers with babies in cradleboards, tribal elders (including Comanche chief american indian/oklahoma
Quanah Parker) conducting council meetings, families receiving their issue of beef
from the government agent, and men and women engaging in the popular pastime
of gambling.

In 1927, historian Edward Everett Dale, on behalf of the University of Oklahoma,


purchased Hume’s original glass plates for the university’s newly launched Western
History Collections. The Annette Ross Hume collection has been a favorite of
researchers for many years. Now this elegant volume makes Hume’s photographs more Of related interest

widely accessible, allowing a unique glimpse into a truly diverse American West. A Danish Photographer Of Idaho Indians
Benedicte Wrensted
By Joanna Cohan Scherer
Kristina L. Southwell is Associate Professor of Bibliography and Assistant Curator at $29.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-3684-4
the Western History Collections, University of Oklahoma Libraries. John R. Lovett is
a Northern Cheyenne Album
Director of Special Collections and Curator at the Western History Collections. Photographs By Thomas B. Marquis
Edited By Margot Liberty
Commentary By John Woodenlegs
$29.95 Paper 978-0-8061-3893-0

Peoples Of The Plateau


The Indian Photographs of Lee Moorhouse,
1898–1915
By Steven L. Grafe
$29.95 Paper 978-0-8061-3742-1
24 new books fall/winter 2010

Writing by Indians of the American Southeast


Hobson, McAdams, Walkiewicz The People Who Stayed

who were not removed

The People Who Stayed


Southeastern Indian Writing after Removal
Edited by Geary Hobson, Janet McAdams, and Kathryn Walkiewicz
The two-hundred-year-old myth of the “vanishing” American Indian still holds some
credence in the American Southeast, the region from which tens of thousands of
Indians were relocated after passage of the Indian Removal Act in 1830. Yet, as the
editors of this volume amply demonstrate, a significant Indian population remained
behind after those massive relocations.

The first anthology to focus on the literary work of Native Americans who trace
their ancestry to “people who stayed” in southeastern states after 1830, this volume
represents every state and every genre, including short stories, excerpts from novels,
poetry, essays, plays, and even Web postings. Although most works are contemporary,
the collection covers the entire post-Removal era. Some of the contributors are well
known, while others have only recently emerged as important literary voices.

october All of the writers in The People Who Stayed affirm their Indian ancestry, though
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many live outside the Southeast today. As this anthology demonstrates, indigenous
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american indian While many speak to the prospects and perils of acculturation, all the writers bear
witness to the ways, oblique or straightforward, that they and their families continue
to honor their Indian identities despite the legacy of removal.

In an introduction to the volume and in headnotes on each contributor, the editors


provide historical context and literary insight on the diversity of writing and lived
experiences found in these pages. All readers, from students to scholars, will gain
newfound understanding of the literature—and the human experience—of Native
Of related interest people of the American Southeast.
american indian nonfiction
An Anthology of Writings, 1760s–1930s Geary Hobson is Associate Professor of English at the University of Oklahoma,
Edited by Bernd C. Peyer
author of the novel The Last of the Ofos, and editor of The Remembered Earth:
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An Anthology of Contemporary Native American Literature. Janet McAdams is
Reasoning Together
The Native Critics Collective Robert P. Hubbard Professor of Poetry and Associate Professor of English at Kenyon
$24.95s Paper 978-0-8061-3887-9 College, Gambier, Ohio, and the author of The Island of Lost Luggage and Feral.
American Indian Literature Kathryn Walkiewicz is a Ph.D. candidate in the English Department at the University
An Anthology
of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
By Alan R. Velie
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Offers new insight into how Arapaho gender roles changed over time

Fowler Wives and Husbands


Wives and Husbands
Gender and Age in Southern Arapaho History
By Loretta Fowler
In Wives and Husbands, distinguished anthropologist Loretta Fowler deepens readers’
understanding of the gendered dimension of cultural encounters by exploring how the
Arapaho gender system affected and was affected by the encounter with Americans
as government officials, troops, missionaries, and settlers moved west into Arapaho
country. Fowler examines Arapaho history from 1805 to 1936 through the lens of five
cohorts, groups of women and men born during different year spans. Through the
life stories of individual Arapahos, she vividly illustrates the experiences and actions
of each cohort during a time when Americans tried to impose gender asymmetry and
to undermine the Arapahos’ hierarchical age relations.

Fowler examines the Arapaho gender system and its transformations by considering
the partnerships between, rather than focusing on comparisons of, women and
men. She argues that in particular cohorts, partnerships between women and men— Volume 4 in New Directions in Native
American Studies
both in households and in the community—shaped Arapahos’ social and cultural
transformations while they struggled with American domination. october
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Over time Arapahos both reinforced and challenged Arapaho hierarchies while 6×9
accommodating and resisting American dominance. Fowler shows how, in the 400 pages
21 b&w illus., 2 maps
process of reconfiguring their world, Arapahos confronted Americans by uniting
american indian
behind strategies of conciliation in the early nineteenth century, of civilization in the
late nineteenth century, and of confrontation in the early twentieth century. At the
same time, women and men in particular cohorts were revamping Arapaho politico-
religious ideas and organizations. Gender played a part in these transformations,
giving shape to new leadership traditions and other adaptations.

Loretta Fowler is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of Oklahoma.


She is the author of numerous books, including Tribal Sovereignty and the Historical Of related interest
Imagination: Cheyenne-Arapaho Politics and The Columbia Guide to American Women and Power In Native
Indians of the Great Plains. North America
By Lillian A. Ackerman and Laura F. Klein
$19.95 Paper 978-0-8061-3241-9

The Arapahoes, Our People


By Virginia Cole Trenholm
$29.95s Paper 978-0-8061-2022-5

A Necessary Balance
Gender and Power among Indians of the
Columbia Plateau
By Lillian A. Ackerman
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26 new books fall/winter 2010

A new key to understanding Maya hieroglyphic inscriptions


Robertson, Law, Haertel Colonial ch’olti’

Colonial Ch’olti’
The Seventeenth-Century Morán Manuscript
By John S. Robertson, Danny Law, and Robbie A. Haertel
At the time of the Spanish conquest, Ch’olti’ was spoken throughout much of the
southern Maya lowlands in what is present-day Petén and Chiquimula, and is closely
related to that spoken by the authors of the Classic Maya inscriptions. This book
presents for the first time a facsimile, transcription, English and Spanish translation,
and grammatical analysis of the Morán Manuscript, a Colonial-era document that
provides the sole attestation of Ch’olti’.

In addition to its value as a chronicle of the Colonial period, the Morán Manuscript
is crucial to our understanding of the Classic Maya, particularly their language,
captured in thousands of intricately carved and painted hieroglyphic inscriptions.
Robertson, Law, and Haertel, regarded as the ablest interpreters of Ch’olti’ now
working in Mayan linguistics, provide not only a painstaking presentation of language
october
$65.00s cloth 978-0-8061-4118-3 data but also a detailed history of the manuscript itself. They discuss the document’s
7 × 10 probable authorship, investigate where and by whom Ch’olti’ was spoken at contact,
384 pages
30 b&w Illus., 2 maps
and infer how speakers maintained their expressive capabilities in the face of colonial
latin american studies oppression. The transcribed Ch’olti’ texts feature an orthographically standardized
version with a morpheme-by-morpheme gloss, a literal English translation that
preserves many of the poetic structures and metaphors, and a flowing translation in
both English and Spanish.

The publication of this document marks a major contribution to the fields of Maya
epigraphy, Mayan linguistics, ethnohistory, and Mesoamerican languages. It will
serve as the definitive presentation of the Morán Manuscript and stand as a major
Of related interest
contribution to further understanding the language of the Maya inscriptions in
The new catalog of maya
hieroglyphs, volume II Mexico and Guatemala.
The Codical Texts
By Martha Macri and Gabriel Vail John S. Robertson is Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at Brigham Young University
$65.00s cloth 978-0-8061-4071-1
and the author of The History of Tense/Aspect/Mood/Voice in the Mayan Verbal
Tlacuilolli
Complex as well as dozens of scholarly articles on topics in the history of the Mayan
Style and Contents of the Mexican Pictorial Manu-
scripts with a Catalog of the Borgia Group language family. Danny Law is pursuing his Ph.D. as a Jacob K. Javits Fellow in
By Karl Anton Nowotny Anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin. Robbie A. Haertel is a Ph.D.
$75.00s cloth 978-0-8061-3653-0
candidate in computer science at Brigham Young University. Robertson, Law, and
codex chimalpahin, volume ii
Society and Politics in Mexico Tenochtitlan,
Haertel have coauthored several articles and book chapters on Mayan languages.
Tlatelolco, Texcoco, Culhuacan, and Other Nahuatl
Altepetl in Central Mexico
By Domingo de San Anton Munon
Chimalpahin Quahtlehuanitzin
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Depictions of Arizona by a preeminent artist

smith A Place OF Refuge


of the American West

A Place of Refuge
Maynard Dixon’s Arizona
By Thomas Brent Smith
With an additional essay by Donald J. Hagerty
Western painter Maynard Dixon once pronounced “Arizona” “the magic name
of a land bright and mysterious, of sun and sand, of tragedy and stark endeavor.”
“So long had I dreamed of it,” he professed, “that when I came there it was not
strange to me. Its sun was my sun; its ground was my ground.” The California-born
Dixon (1875–1946) first traveled to Arizona in 1900 to absorb what he believed
was a vanishing West. Dixon found Arizona a visually inspiring and spiritual
place that shaped the course of his paintings and ultimately defined him. A Place
of Refuge: Maynard Dixon’s Arizona is the first exhibition to focus solely on the
renowned painter’s depictions of Arizona subjects. distributed for the Tucson Museum of Art

As early as 1903 Dixon referred to Arizona as home. Although he spent most of his
November
life in San Francisco, Dixon lamented to friends that he longed for Arizona and the
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solitude of the desert, and he frequently traversed the land’s varied expanses. In 1939 160 pages
he made Tucson his winter home and spent his remaining years painting his beloved 9 × 11
125 color illus.
desert landscape. In the confluence of Arizona’s natural and cultural landscapes, art
Dixon would become one of the West’s most distinctive painters, creating a body of
work that established his place among the vanguard of artists who portrayed western
subjects.

Thomas Brent Smith explores Dixon’s remarkable departure from traditional


depictions of human conflict in the “Old West” rendered by such predecessors as
Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell, and Charles Schreyvogel. Smith’s essay
describes this shift in artistic ideology and analyzes the tranquil images that emerged Of related interest

on Dixon’s canvases. Donald J. Hagerty’s biographical essay highlights Dixon’s sentimental journey
The Art of Alfred Jacob Miller
travels and his affinity for the people and landscape of Arizona. By Lisa Strong
$45.00s cloth 978-0-88360-105-1
Thomas Brent Smith is Director of the Petrie Institute of Western American Art at the
the masterworks of charles m. russell
Denver Art Museum. Donald J. Hagerty, an independent scholar, is author of Desert A Retrospective of Paintings and Sculpture
Dreams: The Art and Life of Maynard Dixon. Edited by Joan Carpenter Troccoli
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charles deas and 1840s america


By Carol Clark
$39.95s cloth 978-0-8061-4030-8
28 new books fall/winter 2010

Classic Mayan folktales from rural Guatemala, presented in


Sexton, Rodríguez-Mejía the dog who spoke and more mayan folktales

Spanish and English

The Dog Who Spoke


and More Mayan Folk tales
El perro que habló y más cuentos mayas
Edited and translated by James D. Sexton and Fredy Rodríguez-Mejía
Stories told in Spanish by Pedro Cholotío Temó and Alberto Barreno
In the delightful Mayan folktale “The Dog Who Spoke,” we learn what happens
when a dog’s master magically transforms into a dog-man who reasons like a man
but acts like a dog. This and the other Mayan folktales in this bilingual collection
brim with the enchanting creativity of rural Guatemala’s oral culture. In addition
to stories about ghosts and humans turning into animals, the volume also offers
humorous yarns. Hailing from the Lake Atitlán region in the Guatemalan highlands,
these tales reflect the dynamics of, and conflicts between, Guatemala’s Indian, Ladino,
and white cultures. The animals, humans, and supernatural forces that figure in these
stories represent Mayan cultural values, social mores, and history.
October
James D. Sexton and Fredy Rodríguez-Mejía allow the thirty-three stories to speak
$24.95s original Paperback 978-0-8061-4130-5
6×9 for themselves—first in the original Spanish and then in English translations that
352 Pages maintain the meaning and rural inflection of the originals. Available in print for the
16 B&W Illus., 2 maps
Latin American/Folktales
first time, with a glossary of Indian and Spanish terms, these Guatemalan folktales
represent generations of transmitted oral culture that is fast disappearing and deserves
a wider audience.

James D. Sexton, Regents’ Professor of Anthropology at Northern Arizona University,


Flagstaff, is author of Mayan Folktales: Folklore from Lake Atitlán, Guatemala and
translator and editor of Joseño: Another Mayan Voice Speaks from Guatemala. Fredy
Rodríguez-Mejía (part Ch’orti’ Maya), from Copán Ruinas, Honduras, is a Ph.D.
Of related interest candidate in anthropology at Michigan State University, East Lansing. Storyteller
Pre-Columbian Literatures Pedro Cholotío Temó (Tz’utujil Maya) lives in San Juan la Laguna, Guatemala.
of Mexico Alberto Barreno (half-Kaqchikel Maya), who has provided Sexton with nearly two
By Miguel León-Portilla
$19.95s Paper 978-0-8061-1974-8 hundred Mayan folktales, lives in Panajachel, Guatemala.
Four Creations
An Epic Story of the Chiapas Mayas
By Gary H. Gossen
$55.00s Cloth 978-0-8061-3331-7

Popul Vuh
The Sacred Book of the Ancient Quiché Maya
By Adrián Recinos
$21.95 Paper 978-0-8061-2266-3
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A welcome bilingual anthology of a much-honored Venezuelan

Montejo alphabet of the world


poet and essayist

Alphabet of the World


Selected Works by Eugenio Montejo
A Bilingual Edition
Edited and translated by Kirk Nesset
Introduction by Kirk Nesset and Wilfredo Hernández
Eugenio Montejo was one of the most significant Latin American poets and essayists
of the past half century. Montejo (who died in 2008) was awarded both the
National Prize for Literature in his native Venezuela and the prestigious Octavio Paz
International Poetry and Essay Prize. This long-overdue volume offers selections from
all ten of Montejo’s books of poetry, as well as a handful of exemplary prose works.
All of the selections are presented here in the original Spanish, with translations in
English by Kirk Nesset, a prize-winning American writer and poet.

Alphabet of the World reveals Montejo’s themes and stylistic range as it charts his
formal and emotional trajectory. The poems offer meditations on the subject of time, Volume 8 in the Chicana and Chicano
on the immutability of spirit, on eros and birth, and on the role of language in all Visions of the Américas Series

things human. The book also includes excerpts from Montejo’s Notebook of Blas
Coll and Guitar of the Horizon, and three complete essays selected specifically for the December
$19.95s original Paperback 978-0-8061-4148-0
insight and depth they lend to his work in both genres. 5.5 × 8.5
256 Pages
The book’s introduction situates and appraises Montejo’s achievement, exploring the Poetry
corpus comprehensively for the first time in English. Alphabet of the World marks
Montejo’s U.S. debut, a major stride toward winning him the English-speaking
recognition he deserves.

Kirk Nesset is author of two collections of short stories, Mr. Agreeable and Paradise
Road, and The Stories of Raymond Carver, a nonfiction study. A recipient of the
Drue Heinz Literature Prize, a Pushcart Prize, and grants from the Pennsylvania
Council on the Arts, he is Professor of English and Creative Writing at Allegheny Of related interest
College, Meadville, Pennsylvania. Wilfredo Hernández, a native Venezuelan, is The Man Who Could Fly
Associate Professor of Spanish at Allegheny College, and author of numerous articles and Other Stories
By Rudolfo Anaya
on modern Latin American literature, cinema, and gender studies. $12.95 Cloth 978-0-8061-3738-4

Confessions of a Berlitz-Tape Chicana


By Demetria Martínez
$19.95s Paper 978-0-8061-3722-3

The Essays
By Rudolfo Anaya
$24.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-4023-0
30 new books fall/winter 2010

The first English translation of lectures by a French contemporary


D'Indy course in musical composition, volume 1

of Debussy and Ravel

Course in Musical Composition,


Volume I
By Vincent d’Indy
Translated, edited, and with an introduction by Gail Hilson Woldu
Comparative analysis by Merle Montgomery
Foreword by A. Robert Johnson
French composer and educator Vincent d’Indy differed from contemporaries Debussy
and Ravel in his conservative political and philosophical ideas and in his musical style.
This redaction and English translation of his Cours de composition musicale includes
the introductory lectures for the course he taught at the Schola Cantorum in Paris.

D’Indy’s ideas about composition, best articulated in the lectures presented here,
were unique in their combination of historical concepts and music theory. This is
the first publication of d’Indy’s work in English. In addition to a faithful translation,
Gail Hilson Woldu provides annotations that clarify d’Indy’s often complex concepts
november
$50.00s cloth 978-0-8061-4134-3 and correct his occasional errors of fact. In her introduction, Woldu places d’Indy in
6.125 × 9.25 the world of French music education at the turn of the twentieth century, identifies
416 pages
the chief musical influences on the composer, and discusses the political and religious
219 b&w illus.
performing arts/musical composition controversies surrounding the Schola Cantorum and the Paris Conservatoire. The book
concludes with the pioneering work of d’Indy scholar Merle Montgomery, who was the
first to translate the Cours into English. Her study offers a comparative framework for
understanding d’Indy’s place in the history of music composition and theory.

This volume introduces students and scholars of music history and composition to an
influential teacher and prolific composer of the early twentieth century.

Gail Hilson Woldu is Associate Professor of Music at Trinity College, Hartford,


Connecticut. She has authored numerous articles on Gabriel Fauré, Vincent d’Indy,
and leading schools of music in late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century France.
Merle Montgomery (1904–86) enjoyed a long career as a music educator and promoter.
The National Music Council, the Black Music Colloquium and Competition, Music
Education for the Handicapped, and the National Federation of Music Clubs are
among the many organizations and causes that benefited from her leadership and
love of music. A. Robert Johnson is Artistic Director of the New York Philomusica
Chamber Ensemble, of which Merle Montgomery was a Founding Director.
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New insights for understanding and responding to the changing

Manwaring gangs, pseudo-militaries, and other modern mercenaries


landscape of international security

Gangs, Pseudo-militaries, and Other


Modern Mercenaries
New Dynamics in Uncomfortable Wars
By Max G. Manwaring
Foreword by Edwin G. Corr
Afterword by John T. Fishel
As the first decade of the twenty-first century has made brutally clear, the very
definitions of war and the enemy have changed almost beyond recognition. Threats
to security are now as likely to come from armed propagandists, popular militias,
or mercenary organizations as they are from conventional armies backed by nation-
states. In this timely book, national security expert Max G. Manwaring explores a
little-understood actor on the stage of irregular warfare—the gang.

Since the end of the Cold War, some one hundred insurgencies or irregular wars have
Volume 6 in the International and
erupted throughout the world. Gangs have figured prominently in more than half
Security Affairs Series
of those conflicts, yet these and other nonstate actors have received little focused
attention from scholars or analysts. This book fills that void. September
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Employing a case study approach, and believing that shadows from the past often 6×9
portend the future, Manwaring begins with a careful consideration of the writings 256 Pages
International and Security Affairs
of V. I. Lenin. He then scrutinizes the Piqueteros in Argentina, gangs in Colombia,
private armies in Mexico, Hugo Chavez’s use of popular militias in Venezuela, and
the looming threat of Al Qaeda in Western Europe.

As conventional warfare is increasingly eclipsed by these irregular and “uncomfortable”


wars, Manwaring boldly diagnoses the problem and recommends solutions that
policymakers should heed.

Max G. Manwaring, a retired U.S. Army colonel, is Professor of Military Strategy at Of related interest
the U.S. Army War College, where he holds the General Douglas MacArthur Chair Insurgency, Terrorism, and Crime
Shadows from the Past
of Research. He is the author of numerous books, including Insurgency, Terrorism,
and Portents for the Future
and Crime. Edwin G. Corr was United States Ambassador to Peru, Bolivia, and El By Max G. Manwaring
Salvador and is retired as Associate Director of the International Programs Center $34.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-3970-8

at the University of Oklahoma. John T. Fishel is Professor Emeritus of National Uncomfortable Wars Revisited
By John T. Fishel and Max G. Manwaring
Security Policy at the University of Oklahoma and coauthor with Max Manwaring $45.00s Cloth 978-0-8061-3711-7
of Uncomfortable Wars Revisited. $29.95s paper 978-0-8061-3711-7
32 new books fall/winter 2010

Papers from the 2008 Mayer Center Symposium at the


Pierce the arts of south america, 1492–1850

Denver Art Museum

The Arts of South America, 1492–1850


Edited by Donna Pierce
The Mayer Center for Pre-Columbian and Spanish Colonial Art at the Denver Art
Museum held a symposium in 2008 to examine the arts of South America during the
culturally complex period of Spanish and Portuguese colonialism in the early modern
era. Specialists in the arts and history of Latin America traveled from Venezuela,
Spain, Portugal, and the United States to present recent research. The topics ranged
from architecture, painting, and sculpture to furniture and the decorative arts. Edited
by Denver Art Museum curator Donna Pierce, this volume presents revised and
expanded versions of the papers presented at the symposium.

Thomas B.  F. Cummins (Harvard University) opens the volume with a discussion
of the reception and reinterpretation of American motifs by European artists in the
centuries after contact. Through a detailed analysis of the architecture of Franciscan
distributed for the denver art museum
churches in Brazil, Nuno Senos (Universidade Nova de Lisboa) discerns political
alliances and posits a structural timeline. Susan Verdi Webster (College of William
december and Mary) uses new evidence from Ecuadorian archive documents to recover the
$39.95s original Paperback 978-0-8061-9976-4 names and works of native artists in colonial Quito. Sabine MacCormack (University
8.5 × 11
of Notre Dame) analyzes a series of mural paintings in the church of St. Augustine
224 pages
140 color and 36 b&w illus., 2 maps in colonial Lima and traces their graphic and theological sources. Luisa Elena Alcala
Art/south american (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) examines the treatise of one of the earliest
documented Indian artists in Peru, Francisco Tito Yupanqui, and his famous carving
of the Virgin of Copacabana. Through a detailed analysis of manuscipt drawings of
furniture and architecture by native artist Guaman Poma of Cuzco, Jorge Rivas Pérez
(Colección Cisneros, Venezuela) assesses their accuracy and relationship to actual
examples of the early colonial era. Michael Brown (Denver Art Museum) concludes
the volume with an essay on Daniel Casey Stapleton and the collection of Spanish
Of related interest colonial art now housed at the Denver Art Museum, acquired while he was working
Tiwanaku and traveling in South America at the turn of the century.
Papers from the 2005 Mayer Center Symposium at
the Denver Art Museum An interdisciplinary study bringing together new research on an understudied era and
Edited by Margaret Young-Sánchez area, this illustrated volume will be an important resource for scholars and enthusiasts
$45.00s Paper 978-0-8061-9972-6
of Latin American art and history.
Asia and Spanish America
Trans-Pacific Artistic and
Donna Pierce is Frederick and Jan Mayer Curator of Spanish Colonial Art at the
Cultural Exchange, 1500–1850
Papers from the 2006 Mayer Center Symposium at Denver Art Museum.
the Denver Art Museum
Edited by Donna Pierce and Ronald Otsuka
$39.95s Paper 978-0-8061-9973-3
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Examines the foundations of the American republic from

roblin, lett, singleton, ramer forging a nation: the american history collection at gilcrease museum
colonial times through the Early National period

Forging a Nation
The American History Collection at Gilcrease Museum
Contributions by Kimberly Roblin, Amanda Lett, Eric Singleton,
and Randy Ramer
Foreword by Duane H. King
On a humid morning in Philadelphia in 1776, the Second Continental Congress
adopted the Declaration of Independence, severing forever all ties with Great Britain.
With the stroke of a pen, a new republic was formed, the United States of America.
As colonists-turned-citizens took to the streets in celebration, few had any real sense
of the new nation’s immediate future or could foresee the great struggles that lay
before it in the centuries to come.

Forging a Nation: The American History Collection at Gilcrease Museum explores


that struggle—the history of the United States—as told through art, artifacts, and distributed for gilcrease museum

archival materials that illuminate some three hundred years of a shared cultural
experience. Drawn entirely from the diverse and noted collections of the Gilcrease november
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Museum, this volume examines the foundations of the American republic from $24.95s Paper 978-0-9725657-8-3
colonial times through the Early National period. 9.5 × 13.5
250 Pages
With essays focused on some of the finest artworks, artifacts, and documents in the 300 B&W and COlor Illus.
Art & Photography
Gilcrease Museum collection, Forging a Nation offers a unique examination of early
American life. The catalog of artists includes such essential American painters as
Charles Willson Peale, John Singleton Copley, Robert Feke, Benjamin West, George
Catlin, Alfred Jacob Miller, Emanuel Leutze, John Vanderlyn, William Tylee Ranney,
and John Wesley Jarvis. Also included are rare sculptures by Jean Antoine Houdon,
Hiram Powers, and Augustus Saint-Gaudens and an extensive array of American
archival treasures, including a handwritten transcription of the Declaration of
Of related interest
Independence itself.
Willard Stone
Forging a Nation examines the national self across time—through the triumphs and By Randy Ramer, Carole Klein, Kimberly Roblin, and
Regan Hansen
tragedies of the Civil War and the violence and inequities involved in the ensuing
$24.95s Paper 978-0-9725657-4-5
settlement of the American West. This essential retrospective ends with the closing of
Charles Banks Wilson
the frontier, when the nation was poised at the center of the world stage, its frontiers By Randy Ramer, Carole Klein, Anne Morand, and
about to become those of industry, science, technology, and social justice. Carol Haralson
$19.95s Paper 978-0-9725657-3-8

Thomas Gilcrease
By Randy Ramer, Carole Klein, Kimberly Roblin, Gary
Moore, Anne Morand, April Miller, and
Eric Singleton
$24.95s Paper 978-0-9725657-7-6
34 new books fall/winter 2010

A thorough history of the Cherokee legal system


Ballenger the development of law and legal institutions among the cherokees

The Development of Law and Legal


Institutions among the Cherokees
By Thomas Lee Ballenger
Foreword by Chad Smith
Before the arrival of Europeans to North America, Cherokee Indians practiced a
form of justice called blood law, or clan law. In this system, responsibility for the
punishment of a homicide fell to the clan of the victim. In the nineteenth century,
following the forced removal of tribal members to Indian Territory, the Cherokee
Nation developed a court system that is still in use today. In this thorough account,
Thomas Lee Ballenger traces the history of Cherokee justice from its traditional
beginnings to the development of its modern-day institutions.

The Development of Law and Legal Institutions among the Cherokees was submitted
distributed for Cherokee National Press
by Ballenger to the University of Oklahoma as his doctoral dissertation in 1937.
august
Although he later published many books, his dissertation was never published
$35.00s cloth 978-0-9826907-2-7 during his lifetime. Yet this work contains research and information still valuable
6×9
and pertinent for today’s readers and scholars. Here, Ballenger describes how the
230 pages
20 b&w illus. Cherokee Nation adapted legal ideals and customs to create an efficient government
american indian and debunks popular inaccuracies about American Indians. During his research, he
interviewed many Cherokee people, including judges and law officers, who were
active participants in the Cherokee Nation’s legal system in the latter half of the
nineteenth century.

Ballenger’s work serves as significant documentation of a strong judicial system,


developed by an advanced people who, in the face of adversity, were able to survive,
adapt, prosper, and excel.

Thomas Lee Ballenger (1882–1987) was a historian, teacher, and author of numerous
publications relating to the Cherokee Nation. Chad Smith is Principal Chief of the
Cherokee Nation.
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Provides a valuable firsthand account of daily life among the

Crews, Starbuck records of the moravians among the cherokeeS


Cherokees during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries

Records of the Moravians


among the CherokeeS
Volume One: Early Contact and the
Establishment of the First Mission, 1752–1802
Volume Two: Beginnings of the Mission and
Establishment of the School, 1802–1805
Edited by C. Daniel Crews and Richard W. Starbuck
In the mid-eighteenth century, members of the Moravian Church, which had its
origins in Central Europe, began conducting mission work among the Cherokee
people. Their archives, now housed in North Carolina, include valuable records of
their contact with the Cherokees. Drawing from these archives, these two volumes
offer a firsthand account of daily life among the Cherokees during the years 1752–
1805. Although written by missionaries and from their perspective, the documents
contained in these volumes—ranging from reports and minutes to diaries and
correspondence—provide great insight into Cherokee culture, society, customs, and
personalities during this period.

The first volume describes initial contact between the Moravians and Cherokees
during the French and Indian War and the Revolution, exploratory visits by Moravian
missionaries into the Cherokee Nation, and the founding of a mission—called
Springplace—in northern Georgia.

The second volume ends with the year 1805. As the Moravians occupy Springplace, distributed for cherokee national press
they begin to spread the Gospel. The Cherokees, in turn, are interested in schooling
for their children, who need new tools to deal with the encroachment of white settlers august
volume 1
upon their land and life. $50.00s cloth 978-0-9826907-0-3

Future volumes in this series will continue the story through Removal, the Civil War, october
volume 2
and to the close of the nineteenth century.
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C. Daniel Crews, an ordained minister and Archivist of the Moravian Church, 426 page vol. 1, 426 pages vol. 2
Southern Province, is the author of several publications on Moravian history American indian

and theology. Richard W. Starbuck, a former writer and editor for the Winston-
Salem Journal-Sentinel newspapers, serves as editor for the Moravian Archives.
With C. Daniel Crews, he is coauthor of With Courage for the Future: The Story of
the Moravian Church, Southern Province.
36 new books fall/winter 2010

NEW IN PAPERBACK NEW IN PAPERBACK


Spring with zeal and with bayonets only · buckley william clark

With Zeal and With William Clark


Bayonets Only Indian Diplomat
The British Army on Campaign By Jay H. Buckley
in North America, 1775–1783
By Matthew H. Spring Examines the long and
influential public career of the
A thorough reinterpretation of famed explorer
British performance during the
American Revolution

The image is indelible: densely packed lines of slow-moving For three decades following the expedition with Meriwether
Redcoats picked off by American sharpshooters. Now Matthew Lewis for which he is best known, William Clark forged a
H. Spring reveals how British infantry in the American meritorious public career that contributed even more to the
Revolutionary War really fought. opening of the West: from 1807 to 1838 he served as the U.S.
This groundbreaking book offers a new analysis of the British government’s most important representative to western Indians.
Army during the “American rebellion” at both operational This biography focuses on Clark’s tenure as Indian agent,
and tactical levels. Presenting fresh insights into the speed of territorial governor, and Superintendent of Indian Affairs at
British tactical movements, Spring discloses how the system for St. Louis.
training the army prior to 1775 was overhauled and adapted to Drawing on treaty documents and Clark’s voluminous papers,
the peculiar conditions confronting it in North America. Jay H. Buckley analyzes apparent contradictions in Clark’s
First scrutinizing such operational problems as logistics, relationship with Indians, fellow bureaucrats, and frontier
manpower shortages, and poor intelligence, Spring then focuses entrepreneurs. He examines the choices Clark and his
on battlefield tactics to examine how troops marched to the contemporaries made in formulating and implementing
battlefield, deployed, advanced, and fought. In particular, he Indian policies and explores how Clark’s paternalism as a
documents the use of turning movements, the loosening of slaveholder influenced his approach to dealing with Indians.
formations, and a reliance on bayonet-oriented shock tactics, Buckley also reveals the ambiguities and cross-purposes of
and he also highlights the army’s ability to tailor its tactical Clark’s policy making and his responses to such hostilities as
methods to local conditions. the Black Hawk War.

Written with flair and a wealth of details that will engage William Clark: Indian Diplomat is the complex story of a
scholars and history enthusiasts alike, With Zeal and with sometimes sentimental, yet always pragmatic, imperialist.
Bayonets Only offers a thorough reinterpretation of how the Buckley gives us a flawed but human hero who, in the realm of
British Army’s North American campaign progressed and invites Indian affairs, had few equals among American diplomats.
serious reassessment of most of its battles.
Jay H. Buckley is Associate Professor of History at Brigham
Matthew Spring holds a Ph.D. in history from the University Young University, Provo, Utah.
of Leeds and teaches history at Truro School, an independent
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Gibson oklahoma · wolf big dams and other dreams


Oklahoma Big Dams
A History of Five Centuries, and Other Dreams
Second Edition The Six Companies Story
By Arrell Morgan Gibson By Donald E. Wolf

For anyone who wants to know A freewheeling saga about


more about the Sooner State. western American
industrial might

The drama and excitement of the Oklahoma story unfold in this Who conceived of the Hoover, Bonneville, and Grand Coulee
comprehensive history covering prehistory, Spanish and French dams? Who laid the financial foundations for the Golden Gate
exploration, the removal of Indian tribes to what the federal and San Francisco Bay bridges? In Big Dams and Other Dreams,
government called Indian Territory, and the modern period of Donald E. Wolf recounts how the interests of the visionary
state politics and economic development. Gibson informs his men behind these projects coincided during the early twentieth
readers with refreshing candor: betrayal of the Indians, racism, century, what they accomplished, and what has become of the
and political corruption are told in their entirety. empires they created.

Later chapters tell of the vibrant modern period, when Oklahoma In twelve colorful, thoroughly researched chapters, Wolf
politics became more sophisticated, the state’s economic base gracefully renders the story of Six Companies, a combine of
expanded as industry moved to the Sun Belt, and the humanities firms led by industrial giants Henry J. Kaiser, Marriner Eccles,
and the arts were advanced with increasing appreciation of the Harry Morrison, Charles Swigert, Philip Hart, Felix Kahn, and
state’s rich Indian heritage. Charlie Shea, among others. Together, these executives played
a major role in developing the modern American West and in
Enlivened by numerous illustrations and maps, this volume is a
building the structures we associate with it. Then, as World War
valuable resource for teachers, students, historians, and anyone
II threatened, they undertook ever more spectacular projects.
who wants to know more about the Sooner State.
Using a wide range of sources and interviews, Wolf weaves
Arrell Morgan Gibson (1921–87) was the George Lynn Cross personal, political, and industrial history into a compelling
Research Professor of History at the University of Oklahoma. account that will appeal to historians and general readers alike.
Among the numerous books he authored or edited are The
Kickapoos: Lords of the Middle Border and The Chickasaws. Donald E. Wolf is former president and CEO of Wolf and
Company, a small engineering firm in New York State.
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hyslop bound for santa fe · schwartz the rogue river indian war and Its Aftermath, 1850–1980

Bound for Santa Fe The Rogue River Indian


The Road to New Mexico War and Its Aftermath,
and the American Conquest, 1850–1980
1806–1848 By E. A. Schwartz
By Stephen G. Hyslop
A systematic study of the
Draws on eyewitness accounts effects of federal Indian policy
to tell the story of the fabled in western Oregon
Santa Fe Trail

From 1855 to 1856 in western Oregon, the Native peoples along


“An exceptionally well-written work of history, tantalizing in
the Rogue River outmaneuvered and repeatedly drove off white
its depictions and seductive in the power of its narrative.”
opponents. In The Rogue River Indian War and Its Aftermath,
—Western Historical Quarterly
1850–1980, historian E. A. Schwartz explores the tribal groups’
resilience not only during this war but also in every period of
For nearly half a century, the Santa Fe Trail served as an avenue
federal Indian policy that followed.
of exchange, where transactions ranged from friendly give-and-
take to guarded trade to lethal attempts to settle scores. In 1846, Schwartz’s work examines Oregon Indian people’s survival
the trail became the means for American seizure of Mexican during American expansion as they coped with each federal
territory—yet the economic and cultural exchanges continued initiative, from reservation policies in the nineteenth century
even in the midst of war. In Bound for Santa Fe, Stephen G. through termination and restoration in the twentieth. While their
Hyslop draws on eyewitness accounts to retrace the journey resilience facilitated their success in adjusting to white society, it
from Missouri to New Mexico, weaving together nearly one also made the people known today as the Confederated Tribes
hundred accounts by scores of people who traveled the trail. of Siletz Indians susceptible to federal termination programs in
the 1970s—efforts that would have dissolved their communities
Stephen G. Hyslop is an independent scholar who has written and given their resources to non-Indians.
extensively on American history and the Spanish-American
Drawing on a range of federal documents and anthropological
frontier. He served as editor of a 23-volume series on American
sources, Schwartz explores both the history of Native peoples of
Indians for Time-Life Books and is coauthor of several books
western Oregon and U.S. Indian policy and its effects.
published by the National Geographic Society.
E. A. Schwartz is Associate Professor of history at California
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Bahr viola martinez, california paiute · johnsgard, carbonell ruddy ducks and other stifftails
Viola Martinez, Ruddy Ducks and
California Paiute Other Stifftails
Living in Two Worlds Their Behavior and Biology
By Diana Meyers Bahr By Paul A. Johnsgard and
Montserrat Carbonell
Recounts an extraordinary life
story, drawn from Viola’s An in-depth biological
own words overview of a fascinating group
of waterfowl

Paul A. Johnsgard’s first glimpse of a North American ruddy


“Viola Martinez, California Paiute is important because only a
duck—a chestnut-brown bird with a blue bill, black head,
few biographical studies exist about California Indian women.
and white cheeks—led to decades of observing the eight
It is refreshing to read an account that covers so much of the
extant species of stiff-tailed ducks. In Ruddy Ducks and
twentieth century.”—Steven Crum, author of Road on
Other Stifftails, he and Montserrat Carbonell introduce
Which We Came: A History of the Western Shoshone
general readers and ornithologists to the ruddy’s morphology,
“The strength of Bahr’s book lies in the wonderful storytelling behavior, ecology, and diverse relatives. This richly illustrated
of Viola Martinez, who brings her experiences alive, demon- volume highlights these unique species at a critical time, when
strating the universality of the human experience.” their wetlands habitats are increasingly at risk.
Margaret Connell Szasz, editor of Between Indian and
White Worlds: The Cultural Broker Paul A. Johnsgard, Foundation Professor Emeritus of Biological
Sciences at the University of Nebraska, is author of more than
The life story of Viola Martinez, an Owens Valley Paiute thirty books. Montserrat Carbonell is former director of the
Indian of eastern California, extends over nine decades of the Latin America and Caribbean Program of Ducks Unlimited.
twentieth century. Viola experienced forced assimilation in an
Volume 1 in the Animal Natural History Series
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Diana Meyers Bahr draws on Viola’s own words to recount her
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extraordinary life story and examine her strategies for dealing Animal Natural History/Birds
with acculturation.

Diana Meyers Bahr is the author of From Mission to Metropolis:


Cupeño Indian Women in Los Angeles and The Unquiet Nisei:
An Oral History of the Life of Sue Kunitomi Embrey.

October
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phillips vineyards and vaqueros

How American Indians contributed to the making of greater


Los Angeles

Vineyards and Vaqueros


Indian Labor and the Economic Expansion of Southern California,
1771–1877
By George Harwood Phillips

“George Harwood Phillips, the acknowledged dean of California Indian history,


has produced another landmark contribution to the field. Vineyards and Vaqueros
is an insightful and carefully nuanced study, one that deserves a place in the library
of every student of California history.”—James J. Rawls, author of Indians of
California: The Changing Image

Indian labor was vital to the early economic development of the Los Angeles region.
This first volume in the new series Before Gold: California under Spain and Mexico
explores for the first time Native contributions to early Southern California.
Volume 1 in the Before Gold:
California under Spain and Mexico series
Opening with a survey of the economic dimension of traditional southern California
Indian cultures, Phillips then examines the origins and collapse of the missions, the
October emergence and expansion of the pueblo of Los Angeles, and the creation and decline
$45.00s cloth 978-0-87062-391-2 of the ranchos. He closely considers the Indians’ incorporation into these foreign-
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imposed institutions and the resulting impact on the region’s economy and society.
15 b&w illus., 9 maps While concentrating on the Tongvas (Gabrielinos), Phillips also considers Indians
american indian/western history
who entered the region from the south.

Based on exhaustive research, Phillips’s account focuses on California Indians more


as workers than as victims. He describes the work they performed and how their
relations evolved with the missionaries, settlers, and rancheros who employed them.
Phillips emphasizes the importance of Indian labor in shaping the economic history
of what is now Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside counties.

Of related interest Featuring more than two-dozen illustrations and maps, Vineyards and Vaqueros
Don Agustin V. Zamorano
demonstrates that no history of the region is complete without a consideration of the
Statesman, Soldier, Craftsman, and California’s Indian contribution.
First Printer
By George L. Harding George Harwood Phillips is retired as Professor of History at the University of Col-
$45.00s Cloth 978-0-87062-325-7
orado, Boulder. He is the author of numerous articles and books on California and
Forster Vs. Pico
The Struggle For the Rancho Santa Margarita
its Native peoples.
By Paul Bryan Gray
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San Fernando, Rey De EspaÑa


An Illustrated History
By Kenneth E. Pauley and Carol M. Pauley
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kensel dude ranching in yellowstome country


From New York socialite to Wyoming dude rancher

Dude Ranching in Yellowstone Country


Larry Larom and Valley Ranch, 1915–1969
By W. Hudson Kensel
After riding a stagecoach in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show at Madison Square Garden
in 1910, Princeton student Iriving H. “Larry” Larom was determined to live a life
in the West. Later that year, Larom made the first of four summer trips to Wyoming,
where he was a guest at Jim McLaughlin’s Valley Ranch, nestled in a scenic valley
in the upper South Fork of the Shoshone River. Larom became so enamored of the
magnificent wilderness environment and the prospects of becoming a dude rancher
that he abandoned his life as a New York socialite. Partnering with Brooks Brothers
heir and Yale student Winthrop Brooks, he purchased Valley Ranch in 1915.

A welcome study of early dude ranch development, Dude Ranching in Yellowstone


Country preserves the history of an important Wyoming ranch and the man who
built it. W. Hudson Kensel recounts the life of Larom, whose East Coast connections
to financial resources and wealthy guests enabled him to transform McLaughlin’s
November
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Yellowstone National Park. The purchase of Valley Ranch coincided with the 6×9
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Ranch benefited as western parks and dude ranches became destinations for weary Western History
city dwellers and travelers looking for a vacation alternative to war-torn Europe.
Besides making the ranch a success, Larom became a civic leader in Cody, Wyoming,
a nationally recognized conservationist, and a founder and longtime president of the
Dude Ranchers Association.

Kensel draws on Larom’s papers, local and national newspaper coverage, records of
the ranch’s prep school, and memories of the citizens and pioneers of northwestern
Wyoming to flesh out the story of Valley Ranch as a local and national institution Of related interest
with important influences on conservation, youth education, and the development of Wyoming’s Big Horn Basin to 1901
western tourism. A Late Frontier
By Lawrence M. Woods
$39.50s Cloth 978-0-87062-267-0
W. Hudson Kensel is Professor Emeritus of History at California State University,
A Lady’s Ranch Life in Montana
Fresno, and the author of Pahaska Tepee: Buffalo Bill’s Old Hunting Lodge and
By Isabel F. Randall
Hotel: A History, 1901–1946. $29.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-3609-7
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William F. Cody’s Wyoming Empire


The Buffalo Bill Nobody Knows
By Robert F. Bonner
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Laresn, Cottrell steamboats west

Firsthand accounts of the longest steamboat trip in


U.S. history to that time

Steamboats West
The 1859 American Fur Company Missouri River Expedition
By Lawrence H. Larsen and Barbara J. Cottrell
In 1859, the American Fur Company set out on what would then be the longest
steamboat trip in North American history—a headline-making, 6,200-mile trek
along the Missouri River from St. Louis to Fort Benton in present-day Montana, and
back again. Steamboats West is an adventure story that navigates the rocky rapids of
the upper Missouri to offer a fascinating account of travel to the raw frontier past the
pale of settlement. It was a venture that extended trade deep into the Northwest and
made an enormous stride in transportation.

Drawing on the journals of Dr. Elias Marsh and Charles Henry Weber and the official
accounts of Charles P. Chouteau and Capt. William Franklin Raynolds, who traveled
aboard the steamboats Spread Eagle and Chippewa, authors Lawrence H. Larsen
Volume 25 in the Western Lands and
Waters Series and Barbara J. Cottrell weave together firsthand accounts of the river journey with
helpful commentary. Along the way, they interject the river’s environmental history
December and portraits of the Native peoples who lived along the upper Missouri. Marsh
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256 pages Mandan villages, and Weber’s never-before-published journal illustrates the recent
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technological changes that made their voyage possible.
western history

In the years after the Lewis and Clark expedition and before the Civil War, steamboats
were crucial in establishing commercial water routes in the inland West. Larsen and
Cottrell’s depiction of this one celebrated ride brings steamboat transport back to
life as modern, fast, and imposing—an apt symbol of the westward expansion that
spawned it.

Lawrence H. Larsen, Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Missouri–


Of related interest Kansas City, is author of fifteen books, including A History of Missouri: Volume VI,
Navigating The Missouri 1953 to 2003; Federal Justice in Western Missouri; and The Urban West at the End of
Steamboating on Nature’s Highway, 1819–1935
the Frontier. Barbara J. Cottrell is an archivist with the National Archives and Records
By William E. Lass
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Fort Union And The Upper Missouri Urban Biography of Omaha and Council Bluffs, and coauthor with Larsen of The
Fur Trade Gate City: A History of Omaha.
By Barton H. Barbour
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George Drouillard
Hunter and Interpreter for Lewis and Clark
and Fur Trader, 1807–1810
By M. O. Skarsten
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McDermott red cloud’s war


The definitive history of the Bozeman Trail

Red Cloud’s War


The Bozeman Trail, 1866–1868
By John D. McDermott
On a cold December day in 1866, Captain William J. Fetterman disobeyed orders
and spurred his men across Lodge Trail Ridge in pursuit of a group of retreating
Lakota Sioux, Arapahos, and Cheyennes. He saw a perfect opportunity to punish
the tribes for harassing travelers on the Bozeman Trail and attacking wood trains
sent out from nearby Fort Phil Kearny. In a sudden turn of events, his command
was, within moments, annihilated. John D. McDermott’s masterful retelling of the
Fetterman Disaster is just one episode of Red Cloud’s War, the most comprehensive
history of the Bozeman Trail yet written.

In vivid detail, McDermott recounts how the discovery of gold in Montana in 1863
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Military History
McDermott’s spellbinding narrative offers a cautionary tale of hubris and mis-
calculation. The United States Army suffered one setback after another; what
reputation for effectiveness it had gained during the Civil War dissipated in the
skirmishing in faraway Big Horn country.

In a thoughtful conclusion, McDermott reflects on the tribes’ victories and the


consequences of the Treaty of 1868. By successfully defending their hunting grounds,
the Northern Plains tribes delayed an ultimate reckoning that would come a decade
Of related interest
later on the Little Bighorn, on the Red Forks of the Powder River, at Slim Buttes, at
Fort Laramie
Wolf Mountain, and in a dozen other places where warrior and trooper met in the Military Bastion of the High Plains
final clashes on the western plains. By Douglas C. McChristian
$45.00s Cloth 978-0-87062-360-8

John D. McDermott is author of Circle of Fire: The Indian War of 1865 and numerous Red Cloud
Warrior-Statesman of the Lakota Sioux
other books and articles on the American West
By Robert W. Larson
$19.95 Paper 978-0-8061-3189-4

Patrick Connor’s War


The 1865 Powder River Indian Expedition
By David E. Wagner
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44 new books fall/winter 2010

Historical essays and profiles of Chickasaw people compiled by


green chickasaw lives, volume three

their tribal historian

Chickasaw Lives
Volume Three: Sketches of Past and Present
By Richard Green
Since he was hired by the Chickasaw Nation as tribal historian, Richard
Green has followed his nose for good stories for more than fifteen years.
Articles he has published during this time in The Journal of Chickasaw
History and Culture and in the tribal newspaper, the Chickasaw Times, were
well received by an interested and critical audience. The demand to have these
essays and profiles collected in books resulted in the publication in 2007 of
Chickasaw Lives, Volume One: Explorations in Tribal History, followed in
2008 by Chickasaw Lives, Volume Two: Profiles and Oral Histories.

Sketches of Past and Present is the third volume in the Chickasaw Lives
series. In contrast to a conventional, chronological history, Green’s book
is a fascinating amalgam of Chickasaw epochs and characters, grouped
under headings of common themes. The reader is treated to stories of great
november Chickasaw athletes in the twentieth century, as well as an essay on the significance
$20.00s cloth 978-0-9797858-9-4 to Chickasaw history of the 1729 Natchez uprising. Green also offers an essay about
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Chief Piomingo’s famous meeting on July 11, 1794, with George Washington at
66 b&w illus. his home in Philadelphia, along with a profile of Chickasaw firefighters who battle
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dangerous wildfires throughout the United States.

The third in an important series, this uniquely rich book promises to interest readers
of Chickasaw history, certainly, but will also provide unique context and perspective
for any student of American history.

Tribal Historian Richard Green is the founding editor of The Journal of Chickasaw
History and author of the award-winning biography Te Ata: Chickasaw Storyteller,
American Treasure.

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Vibrant portraits and essays offer insight into living elders of the

larsen, larsen proud to be chickasaw


Chickasaw Nation

Proud to Be Chickasaw
By Mike and Martha Larsen
Among Oklahoma painters, Mike Larsen is a living legend. His work—from a
twenty-six-foot mural in the Oklahoma state capitol to a painting appearing on the
U.S. postage stamp honoring the Oklahoma centennial—is visible and prominent. In
2005, leaders of the Chickasaw Nation commissioned Larsen to create twenty-four
oil portraits of living Chickasaw elders. After those paintings were completed, the
Chickasaws commissioned a second series of twenty-four portraits—showcased in
this handsome, full-color volume.

In Proud to be Chickasaw, the Chickasaw master artist and his wife, Martha Larsen,
have again teamed up to offer insights into and insider perspectives on the lives
of two dozen tribal elders, including a storyteller, a longtime contributor to music
education in Oklahoma, and a World War II code talker. This book follows the
critically acclaimed They Know Who They Are, which exhibits Mike Larsen’s first
twenty-four paintings in the series, each accompanied by a biographical sketch of the
elder by Martha Larsen. november
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growing body of literature about American Indians, by American Indians. american indian

Award-winning Chickasaw artist and sculptor Mike Larsen grew up in Oklahoma


and Texas. He studied art at Amarillo Junior College, the University of Houston,
and the Art Students League of New York in New York City. In 2006, he was named
Oklahoman of the Year by Oklahoma Today magazine. A talented photographer and
gifted writer, Martha Larsen handles the business affairs of Larsen Studios.

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A uniquely detailed account of the removal of the Chickasaw


Paige, bumpers, littlefield chickasaw removal

Nation from their original homelands to Indian Territory

Chickasaw Removal
By Amanda L. Paige, Fuller L. Bumpers, and Daniel F. Littlefield, Jr.
In the early nineteenth century, the Chickasaw Indians were a beleaguered people.
Anglo-American settlers were streaming illegally into their homelands east of the
Mississippi River. Then, in 1830, the Indian Removal Act forced the Chickasaw
Nation, along with other eastern tribes, to remove to Indian Territory, in present-day
Oklahoma. This book provides the most detailed account to date of the Chickasaw
removal, from their harrowing journey west to their first difficult years in an
unfamiliar land.

The Chickasaw removal began in 1837, a few years after the departures of the
Choctaws and Creeks. In their gripping account of the Chickasaws’ forced trek,
authors Amanda L. Paige, Fuller L. Bumpers, and Daniel F. Littlefield, Jr., describe
the array of characters the Chickasaws came across, including missionaries, whiskey
peddlers, profiteering government agents, and contractors, some of whom purchased
and distributed rations they knew would go rancid before the removing parties passed
November by their way stations.
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American Indian details of the places where the Chickasaws camped, bought supplies, sought medical
attention, and buried their dead. The story continues into Indian Territory, where
the Chickasaws faced a new set of obstacles but eventually persevered to become the
strong and successful nation they are today.

Amanda L. Paige, associated with the Sequoyah Research Center at the University
of Arkansas at Little Rock, is a historian, author, archivist, researcher, and museum
specialist. Fuller L. Bumpers is a writer and historian specializing in Native American
issues. Daniel F. Littlefield, Jr., is the director of the Sequoyah Research Center and the
author of numerous books, including The Chickasaw Freedmen: A People Without
a Country.

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Ruamy Glasgow,
Bucking Horse Rider
Walla Walla, Washington,
Frontier Days, 1913
Photographer unknown
NCM—Dickinson Research Center
McCarroll Family Trust Collection,
RC2006.076.454. Courtesy of
the National Cowboy & Western
Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City.

A Course in Musical Composition, G L P S


Alphabet of the World, Montejo Volume 1, d’Indy/Woldu, 30 Gangs, Pseudo-militaries, and Larsen/Cottrell, Steamboats Pair of Shootists, A, Kuntz, 16 Schwartz, The Rogue River
Nesset, 29 Crews/Starbuck, Records of the Other Modern Mercenaries, West, 42 Pendleton Round-Up at 100, Indian War, 38
Arena Legacy, Rattenbury, 3 Moravians among the Manwaring, 31 Life at the Kiowa, Comanche, The, Bales/Hill, 6 Sexton/Rodríguez-Mejía, The
America’s Folklorist, Rodgers Cherokees, 2-volume set, 35 Getting Good Crops, Bigart, 22 and Wichita Agency, People Who Stayed, The, Dog Who Spoke and More
Hirsch, 15 Gibson, Oklahoma, 37 Southwell/Lovett, 23 Hobson/McAdams/ Mayan Folktales, 28
Arts of South America, 1492– D Green Corn Rebellion, The, Walkiewicz, 24 Smith, A Place of Refuge, 27
1850, The, Pierce, 32 d’ Indy/Woldu, Course in Cunningham, 8 M Perfect Gibraltar, A,Dishman, Southwell/Lovett, Life at the
Musical Composition, Volume Guide to the Indian Tribes of MacLeod, Kids of the Black 12 Kiowa, Comanche, and Wichita
B 1, 30 the Pacific Northwest, A, Hole, 9 Phillips, Vineyards and Agency, 23
Bahr, Viola Martinez, California Development of Law and Legal Ruby/Brown/Collins, 7 Manwaring, Gangs, Vaqueros, 40 Spring, With Zeal and with
Paiute, 39 Institutions among the Pseudo-militaries, and Other Pierce, Arts of South America, Bayonets Only, 36
Bales/Hill, Pendleton Round Cherokees, The, Ballenger, 34 Modern Mercenaries, 31 1492–1850, The, 32 Steamboats West, Larsen/
Up at 100, The 6 Dishman, A Perfect Gibraltar, H Maximilian/Witte/Gallagher, Place of Refuge, A, Smith, 27 Cottrell, 42
Ballenger, The Development 12 Hassrick, Charlie Russell and The North American Journals of Sweeney, From Cochise to
of Law and Legal Institutions Dog Who Spoke and More Friends, 11 Prince Maximilian of Wied, Geronimo, 21
Among the Cherokees, 34 Mayan Folktales, The, Sexton Henderson, Race and the Volume 2, 13 R
Bandido, Boessenecker, 17 Rodríguez-Mejía, 28 University, 14 McDermott, Red Cloud’s Race and the University, V
Beyond the American Pale, Dreaming with the Ancestors, Hobson/McAdams/ War, 43 Henderson, 14 van de Logt, War Party in
Emmons, 1 Mock, 19 Walkiewicz, The People Who McLaughlin, Bound Like Rattenbury, Arena Legacy, 2 Blue, 20
Big Dams and Other Dreams, Dude Ranching in Yellowstone Stayed, 24 Grass, 4 Records of the Moravians among Vineyards and Vaqueros,
Wolf, 37 Country, Kensel, 41 Hyslop, Bound for Santa Fe, 38 Miller, Open Range, 18 the Cherokees, 2-volume set, Phillips, 40
Bigart, Getting Good Crops, 22 Mock, Dreaming with the Crews/Starbuck, 35 Viola Martinez, California Paiute,
Boessenecker, Bandido, 17 E J Ancestors, 19 Red Cloud’s War, McDermott, Bahr, 39
Bound for Santa Fe, Hyslop, 38 Emmons, Beyond the American Jenkinson, The Character of Montejo/Nesset, Alphabet of 43
Bound Like Grass, McLaughlin, 4 Pale, 1 Meriwether Lewis, 10 the World, 29 Robertson/Law/Haertel, W
Buckley, William Clark, 36 Johnsgard/Carbonell, Ruddy Colonial Ch’olti’, 26 War Party in Blue, Van de
F Ducks and Other Stifftails, 39 N Robin/Ramer/Lett/Singleton, Logt, 20
C Forging a Nation, Robin/ North American Journals of Forging a Nation, 33 William Clark, Buckley, 36
Character of Meriwether Lewis, Ramer/Lett/Singleton, 33 K Prince Maximilian of Wied, Rodgers/Hirsch, America’s With Zeal and with Bayonets
The, Jenkinson, 10 Fowler, Wives and Husbands, 25 Kensel, Dude Ranching in The, Volume 2, Maximilian/ Folklorist, 15 Only, Spring, 36
Charlie Russell and Friends, Frates/Floyd, Oklahoma Hiking Yellowstone Country, 41 Witte/Gallagher, 13 Rogue River Indian War, The, Wives and Husbands, Fowler, 25
Hassrick, 11 Trails, 5 Kids of the Black Hole, MacLeod, Schwartz, 38 Wolf, Big Dams and Other
Colonial Ch’olti’, Robertson/ From Cochise to Geronimo, 9 O Ruby/Brown/Collins, A Guide Dreams, 37
Law/Haertel, 26 Sweeney, 21 Kuntz, A Pair of Shootists, 16 Oklahoma, Gibson, 37 to the Indian Tribes of the
Cunningham, The Green Corn Oklahoma Hiking Trails, Frates/ Pacific Northwest, 7
Rebellion, 8 Floyd, 5 Ruddy Ducks and Other Stifftails,
Open Range, Miller, 18 Johnsgard/Carbonell, 39
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