Troubled Trails: The Meeker Affair and the Expulsion of Utes from Colorado
By: Robert Silbernagel When U.S. Calvary troops rode onto the Ute Indian Reservation in northwestern Colorado on September 29, 1879, they triggered a chain of events that cost the Utes their homeland. They included a deadly battle at Milk Creek,...
The White Indian Boy & its sequel The Return of the White Indian
By: Elijah Nicholas Wilson & Charles A. Wilson First published in 1910, The White Indian Boy quickly became a western classic. Readers fascinated by real-life cowboys and Indians thrilled to Uncle Nick Wilson's frontier exploits, as he recounted running away...
The Buffalo Hunters: The Story of the Hide Men
By: Mari Sandoz In 1867 conservative estimates put the number of buffaloes in the trans-Missouri region at fifteen million. By the end of the 1880s, that figure had dwindled to a few hundred. The destruction of the great herds is...
I Am Looking to the North For My Life: Sitting Bull 1879-1881
By: Joseph Manzione What happened to the Sioux after the Little Bighorn? In the winter of 1877, many escaped with Sitting Bull to Canada, precipitating an international incident and setting three governments at each other for five years. Resolution came...
Empire of the Summer Moon
By: S.C. Gwynne Empire of the Summer Moon spans two astonishing stories. The first traces the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history. The second entails one of the most remarkable narratives ever...