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University of Oklahoma Press

Since 1929, the University of Oklahoma Press has published award-winning books that challenge readers to discover the past, contemplate the present, and shape the future. We are committed to excellence and passionate about our role as a publisher of high-quality scholarly, regional, and general-interest books that offer valuable information, ideas, analysis, and research to people around the world. The University of Oklahoma Press is the preeminent publisher of books on the American West and American Indians. We also have a growing list of books on art and photography, military history, classical studies, political science, and ethnic studies. In addition, we are exploring other subject areas that will propel the Press in exciting new directions. I want to thank the University of Oklahoma and our many patrons for their unwavering support, our authors for their creativity, our donors for their generosity, and our staff for all their hard work to make the University of Oklahoma Press second to none.

B. Byron Price Director, University of Oklahoma Press

Award-Winning Titles

George Thomas

Charles M. Russell

Dreams to Dust

Virginian for the Union

A Catalogue Raisonné

A Tale of the Oklahoma Land Rush

By Christopher J. Einolf

Edited by B. Byron Price

By Sheldon Russell

$29.95 Cloth 978-0-8061-3867-1

$125.00 Cloth 978-0-8061-3836-7

$26.95 Cloth 978-0-8061-3721-6

Distinguished Writing Award—

Western Heritage Awards, Best Art Book—

Oklahoma Book Award, best Fiction—

Army Historical Foundation

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

Oklahoma Center for the Book

The Civil War in Arizona

Gall

jay Cooke’s Gamble

The Story of the California

Lakota War Chief

The Northern Pacific Railroad, the Sioux,

Volunteers, 1861–1865

By Robert W. Larson

and the Panic of 1873

By Andrew E. Masich

$24.95 Cloth 978-0-8061-3830-5

By M. John Lubetkin

$26.95 Paper 978-0-8061-3900-5

Spur Award, Best Western Nonfiction

$29.95 Cloth 978-0-8061-3740-7

NYMAS Civil War Book Award—New York

Biography—Western Writers of America

High Plains Best New Book Award—

Military Affairs Symposium

Harpsong

Parmly Billings Library

Victorio

By Rilla Askew

Apache Warrior and Chief

$24.95 Cloth 978-0-8061-3823-7

By Kathleen P. Chamberlain

Western Heritage Awards, Best Western

$24.95 Cloth 978-0-8061-3843-5

Novel—National Cowboy & Western Heritage

Gaspar Perez de Villagra Award—Historical

Museum

Society of New Mexico

Book of the Year (Historical Fiction)—

Uniforms, Arms, and Equipment

Foreword Magazine

The U.S. Army on the Western Frontier 1880–1892, Volumes 1 & 2 By Douglas C. McChristian $95.00 Cloth 978-0-8061- 9961-0 Distinguished Writing Award—Army Historical Foundation

Oklahoma Book Award, Best Fiction— Oklahoma Center for the Book

John M. Carroll Award (Book of the Year)— Little Bighorn Associates Best Book Award—Northern Pacific Railway Historical Association Spur Award, Best Historical NonFiction— Western Writers of America


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Artwork Courtesy and © by Greg Young Publishing, Inc. 2008

Flying Across America The Airline Passenger Experience By Daniel L. Rust Americans who now endure the inconveniences of crowded airports, packed airplanes, and missed connections might not realize that flying was once an elegant, exhilarating adventure. In this colorful history, Daniel L. Rust traces the evolution of commercial air travel from the first transcontinental expeditions of the 1920s, through the luxurious airline environments of the 1960s, to the more hectic, fatiguing experiences of flying in the post-9/11 era. In the beginning, flying coast-to-coast was an exciting yet uncomfortable journey of nearly forty-eight hours that required numerous stops and overnight travel by train. With time and technical innovation, passengers became increasingly removed both physically and psychologically from the raw experience of flying. Faster planes, pressurized cabins, onboard amenities, and stronger safety precautions made flying more convenient and predictable—but also less evocative and sensational. Prior to the 1980s, Americans dressed for air travel in their formal best and enjoyed such luxurious onboard amenities as delicious meals and ample cabin space. What made air travel glamorous, however, also made it more expensive. With deregulation in 1978, cost reductions reduced flying to a more tedious and, after 9/11, more regimented experience. Rust’s narrative brims with firsthand accounts from such celebrities as Will Rogers and from ordinary Americans. Enlivened by more than 100 illustrations, including vintage brochures, posters, and photographs, Flying Across America reminds today’s airline passengers of what they have gained—and what they have lost—in the transcontinental flying experience. Daniel L. Rust is Assistant Director of the Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Missouri, St. Louis.

Rust Flying Across America

A colorfully illustrated history of air travel, emphasizing the personal experience of commercial flight

May $45.00 Cloth 978-0-8061-3870-1 272 pages, 10 x 11 1/4 57 color illus., 54 b&w illus., 4 maps U.S. History


Goetzmann The West of the Imagination

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An unrivaled survey of western art, now revised and n e wexpanded books spring/summer

2009

The West of the Imagination s e c o n d

e d i t i o n

by William H. Goetzmann and William N. Goetzmann

Of related interest Charles M. Russell

Sentimental Journey

A Place of Refuge

A Catalogue RaisonnĂŠ

The Art of Alfred Jacob Miller

Maynard Dixon’s Arizona

Edited by B. Byron Price

By Lisa Strong

By Thomas Brent Smith

$125.00s Cloth 978-0-8061-3836-7

$45.00s Cloth 978-0-88360-105-1

$40.00s Cloth 978-0-911611-36-6


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or many people, “western art” immediately conjures images by Frederic Remington or Georgia O’Keeffe—but there’s so much more. From early explorers’ first sketches of the Rockies to the modern earth sculptures of Michael Heizer, images of the American West are as multifaceted as its cultures. This remarkable book embraces them all.

April $65.00 Cloth 978-0-8061-3533-5 640 pages, 8 1/2 x 11 339 color illus., 116 b&w illus Art/American West

A landmark overview of western American art, the original edition of The West of the Imagination brought the region to wide public attention as a companion to a popular PBS series of the same name. This book, significantly expanded and updated, shows that the West is a vibrant mirror of American cultural diversity. Through 450 illustrations—more than 300 in color—the authors trace the visual evolution of the myth of the American West, from unknown frontier to repository of American values, covering popular and high arts alike. An unrivaled survey, The West of the Imagination is an immensely informative and pleasurable volume for anyone with an interest in the region’s creative legacy. William H. Goetzmann is a Pulitzer Prize–winning historian who has authored and edited more than a dozen volumes. Before his retirement he was the Jack S. Blanton Chair in American Studies and History at the University of Texas, Austin. William N. Goetzmann is Edwin J. Beinecke Professor of Finance and Management Studies and Director of the International Center for Finance at the Yale School of Management. A former museum director, he has published scores of articles on finance, real estate, and the economics of art.


Pritchett Going Green

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new books spring/summer 2009

What re-using—or not—says about our culture and priorities

Going Green True Tales from Gleaners, Scavengers, and Dumpster Divers Edited by Laura Pritchett Never mind the Ph.D. and middle-class trappings—Laura Pritchett is a Dumpster diver and proud of it. Ever since she was old enough to navigate the contents of a metal bin, she has reveled in the treasures found in other people’s cast-offs. For Going Green, Pritchett has gathered the work of more than twenty writers to tell their personal stories of Dumpster diving, eating road kill, salvaging plastic from the beach, and forgoing another trip to the mall for the thrill of bargain hunting at yard sales and flea markets. These stories look not just at the many ways people glean but also at the larger, thornier issues dealing with what re-using—or not—says about our culture and priorities.

Original Paperback May $19.95 Paper 978-0-8061-4013-1 240 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 25 b&w illus. Environment

The essayists speak to the joys of going beyond the norm to save old houses, old dishwater, old cultures, old Popsicle sticks, and old friendships—and turning them into something new. Some write about gleaning as a means of survival, while others see the practice as a rejection of consumerism or as a way of treading lightly on the earth. Brimming with practical and creative new ways to think about recycling, this collection invites you to dive in and find your own way of going green. Laura Pritchett is the author of the award-winning novels Sky Bridge and Hell’s Bottom, Colorado and is the co-editor of Home Land and Pulse of the River. Pritchett earned her Ph.D. in Contemporary American Literature at Purdue, but now happily lives in her home state of Colorado, where she enjoys gleaning, raising chickens, hiking, and writing.


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Following Isabell a Travels in Colorado Then and Now By Robert Root A world traveler, Isabella Bird recorded her 1873 visit to Colorado Territory in her classic travel narrative, A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains. This work inspired Robert Root’s own discovery of Colorado’s Front Range following his move from the flatlands of Michigan. In this elegantly written book, Root retraces Bird’s threemonth journey, seeking to understand what Colorado meant to her—and what it would come to mean for him. Following Isabella is a work of intersecting histories. Root interweaves an overview of Bird’s life and work with regional history, nature writing, and his own travels to produce a uniquely informative and entertaining narrative. He probes Bird’s selftransformation as her writing moved from private letters to published books, and also draws on reflections of other authors of her day, including Grace Greenwood and Helen Hunt Jackson. Like Bird, Root experiences his most fulfilling moments in the mountains, climbing formidable Longs Peak, living alone in the cabin of famed editor William Allen White, and wandering wild landscapes. Through reflections on earlier writers’ experiences, and by weighing his own response to them, Root learns not only how to come to Colorado, as visitors so often do, but more important, how to stay.

Original Paperback May $19.95 Paper 978-0-8061-4018-6 320 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 10 b&w illus memoir

Robert Root, Professor Emeritus of English, Central Michigan University, teaches in the low-residency MFA program at Ashland University. An author and editor, he recently published Landscapes with Figures: The Nonfiction of Place and The Nonfictionist’s Guide: On Reading and Writing Creative Nonfiction.

Of related interest A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains By Isabella L. Bird $7.95 Paper 978-0-8061-1328-9

Root Following Isabella

A contemporary writer explores the landscape of his new home in the footsteps of an earlier wanderer


Wilson Hero Street, U.S.A.

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The first book-length account of a story too long overlooked

Hero Street, U.S.A. The Story of Little Mexico’s Fallen Soldiers By Marc Wilson Claro Solis wanted to win a gold star for his mother. He succeeded—as did seven other sons of “Little Mexico.” Second Street in Silvis, Illinois, was a poor neighborhood during the Great Depression that had become home to Mexicans fleeing revolution in their homeland. In 1971 it was officially renamed “Hero Street” to commemorate its claim to the highest per-capita casualty rate from any neighborhood during World War II. Marc Wilson now tells the story of this community and the young men it sent to fight for their adopted country.

May $19.95 Cloth 978-0-8061-4012-4 224 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 15 b&w illus. Military History/Biography

Hero Street, U.S.A. is the first book to recount a saga too long overlooked in histories and television documentaries. Interweaving family memories, soldiers’ letters, historical photographs, interviews with relatives, and firsthand combat accounts, Wilson tells the compelling stories of nearly eighty men from three dozen Second Street homes who volunteered to fight for their country in World War II and Korea—and of the eight, including Claro Solis, who never came back. As debate swirls around the place of Mexican immigrants in contemporary American society, this book shows the price of citizenship willingly paid by the sons of earlier refugees. With Hero Street, U.S.A., Marc Wilson not only makes an important contribution to military and social history but also acknowledges the efforts of the heroes of Second Street to realize the American dream. Marc Wilson is a veteran journalist, reporter, and news executive for the Associated Press and founder and CEO of the International Newspaper Network. He has been a reporter for the Rocky Mountain News, the Denver Post, and the Boulder Daily Camera. The Montana Newspaper Association honored him in 2004 as a Master Editor-Publisher for his work at the Bigfork Eagle.


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L anterns on the Pr airie The Blackfeet Photographs of Walter McClintock Edited by Steven L. Grafe, with Contributions by William E. Farr, Sherry L. Smith, and Darrell Robes Kipp In 1896, a young easterner named Walter McClintock arrived on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. A forest survey had brought him to Montana, but a chance encounter with a part-Blackfeet scout led him instead to a career as a chronicler of Plains Indian life. McClintock is now well known as the author of two books about his experiences among the Blackfeet, but only a few of his photographs have ever been published. This volume features biographical and interpretive essays about McClintock’s life and work and presents more than one hundred of his little-known images. Many of McClintock’s photos were eventually reproduced as colored lantern slides. One set of signature views contained numerous brightly lit tepees, rendered so that the great circular Blackfeet encampment “looked like an enormous group of coloured Japanese lanterns.” His pictures, the photographer claimed, “were not posed” but were instead “of real life.” In truth, McClintock’s photographs captured the attire and activities of the Blackfeet during the few weeks each year when they actively celebrated their old ways. Rather than recording day-to-day reservation life, they instead revealed the photographer’s own romantic ideals and nostalgic longing.

Volume 6 in the Western Legacies Series

March $60.00s Cloth 978-0-8061-4022-3 $34.95s Paper 978-0-8061-4029-2 336 pages, 10 x 11 128 b&w and color illus., 2 maps Photography/American West

Of related interest

Lanterns on the Prairie explores the motivations of the players in McClintock’s story and the historic context of his engagement with the Blackfeet. The photographs themselves provide an irreplaceable visual record of the Blackfeet during a pivotal period in their history.

Peoples of the Plateau

Steven L. Grafe is Curator of American Indian Art at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.

By Joanna Cohan Scherer

The Indian Photographs of Lee Moorhouse, 1898–1915 By Steven L. Grafe $29.95 Paper 978-0-8061-3742-1 A Danish Photographer of Idaho Indians Benedicte Wrensted $29.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-3684-4 A Northern Cheyenne Album Photographs by Thomas B. Marquis Edited by Margot Liberty Commentary by John Woodenlegs $29.95 Paper 978-0-8061-3893-0

Grafe Lanterns on the Prairie

Presents Walter McClintock’s photographs in the wider context of his life and work


Turner Amber Waves and Undertow

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Meditations on the transformation of rural America

Amber Waves and Undertow Peril, Hope, Sweat, and Downright Nonchalance in Dry Wheat Country By Steve Turner Adams County, Washington, is home to farmlands on the Columbia Plateau that produce more crops than might be expected of its semiarid soils. But while unique in its geography and history, it also faces many of the problems confronting farmers throughout rural America. Seasoned journalist Steve Turner, having spent time in Adams County as a young harvest hand, returned to the region to portray farm life and history in a land where change is a subtle but powerful constant. Amber Waves and Undertow interweaves family narratives, historical episodes, and Turner’s own experiences to illuminate the transformation of rural America from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century.

Original Paperback April $19.95 Paper 978-0-8061-4005-6 224 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 2 maps american west/Environment

Of related interest Red Dirt Growing Up Okie By Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz $16.95 Paper 978-0-8061-3775-9 A Very Small Farm By William Paul Winchester $14.95 Paper 978-0-8061-3778-0 Devil’s Gate Owning the Land, Owning the Story By Tom Rea $26.95 Cloth 978-0-8061-3792-6

Whether distilling the lore of wheat and potato agriculture or describing action at a combine demolition derby, Turner celebrates both the usual and the unusual among the local residents. He blends stories of pioneer settlers with vignettes of present-day life, introducing readers to the characters—the hardworking and the eccentric, the old-timers and the Latino newcomers—who populate this corner of America. In the mode of John McPhee and Wendell Berry, Turner’s lyrical prose conveys his affection for both the land and its inhabitants. Amber Waves and Undertow is a thoughtful depiction of an exceptional place that puts the difficulties of individual farmers in national and global contexts, showing us that only by understanding the past of rural America can we confront its future challenges. Steve Turner has written feature articles for the Boston Globe, Le Figaro, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the San Francisco Examiner, the San Jose Mercury News, and the Yearbooks of the Colliers and Encarta encyclopedias, among many others. He currently resides in Santa Cruz, California.


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Our Better Nature Environment and the Making of San Francisco By Philip J. Dreyfus Few cities are so dramatically identified with their environment as San Francisco— the landscape of hills, the expansive bay, the engulfing fog, and even the deadly fault line shifting below. Yet most residents think of the city itself as separate from the natural environment on which it depends. In Our Better Nature, Philip J. Dreyfus recounts the history of San Francisco from Indian village to world-class metropolis, focusing on the interactions between the city and the land and on the generations of people who have transformed them both. Dreyfus examines the ways that San Franciscans remade the landscape to fit their needs, and how their actions reflected and affected their ideas about nature, from the destruction of wetlands and forests to the creation of Golden Gate and Yosemite parks, the Sierra Club, and later, the birth of the modern environmental movement. Today, many San Franciscans seek to strengthen the ties between cities and nature by pursuing more sustainable and ecologically responsible ways of life. Consistent with that urge, Our Better Nature not only explores San Francisco’s past but also poses critical questions about its future. Dreyfus asks us to reassess our connection to the environment and to find ways to redefine ourselves and our cities within nature. Only with such an attitude will San Francisco retain the magic that has always charmed residents and visitors alike. Philip J. Dreyfus is Associate Professor of History at San Francisco State University. He has received numerous awards for his classroom teaching, and his writings have appeared in various academic journals.

april $24.95 Cloth 978-0-8061-3958-6 240 pages, 6 x 9 20 b&w illus., 3 maps american west/ Western History/ Environment

Dreyfus Our Better Nature

A historical approach to reintegrating the city with its natural environment


Barbour Jedediah Smith

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An unvarnished picture of one of the West’s most complex characters

Jedediah Smith No Ordinary Mountain Man By Barton H. Barbour Mountain man and fur trader Jedediah Smith casts a heroic shadow. He was the first Anglo-American to travel overland to California via the Southwest, and he roamed through more of the West than anyone else of his era. His adventures quickly became the stuff of legend. Using new information and sifting fact from folklore, Barton H. Barbour now offers a fresh look at this dynamic figure.

volume 23 in the oklahoma western biographies series

may $26.95 Cloth 978-0-8061-4011-7 288 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 16 b&w illus., 2 maps Biography

Barbour tells how a youthful Smith was influenced by notable men who were his family’s neighbors, including a member of the Lewis and Clark expedition. When he was twenty-three, hard times leavened with wanderlust set him on the road west. Barbour delves into Smith’s journals to a greater extent than previous scholars and teases out compelling insights into the trader’s itineraries and personality. Use of an important letter Smith wrote late in life deepens the author’s perspective on the legendary trapper. Through Smith’s own voice, this larger-than-life hero is shown to be a man concerned with business obligations and his comrades’ welfare, and even a person who yearned for his childhood. Barbour also takes a hard look at Smith’s views of American Indians, Mexicans in California, and Hudson’s Bay Company competitors and evaluates his dealings with these groups in the fur trade. Dozens of monuments commemorate Smith today. This readable book is another, giving modern readers new insight into the character and remarkable achievements of one of the West’s most complex characters. Barton H. Barbour is Associate Professor of History at Boise State University and the author of Fort Union and the Upper Missouri Fur Trade.

Of related interest Bill Sublette Mountain Man By John E. Sunder $19.95 Paper 978-0-8061-1111-7 Fort Union and the Upper Missouri Fur Trade By Barton H. Barbour $24.95 Cloth 978-0-8061-3295-2 $19.95s Paper 978-0-8061-3498-7


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Agnes L ake Hickok Queen of the Circus, Wife of a Legend By Linda A. Fisher and Carrie Bowers The first woman in America to own and operate a circus, Agnes Lake spent thirty years under the Big Top before becoming the wife of Wild Bill Hickok—a mere five months before he was killed. Although books abound on the famous lawman, Agnes’s life has remained obscured by circus myth and legend. Linda A. Fisher and Carrie Bowers have written the first biography of this colorful but little-known circus performer. Agnes originally found fame as a slack-wire walker and horseback rider, and later as an animal trainer. Her circus career spanned more than four decades. Following the murder of her first husband, Bill Lake, she was the sole manager of the “Hippo-Olympiad and Mammoth Circus.” While taking her show to Abilene, she met town marshal Hickok and five years later she married him. After Hickok’s death, Agnes traveled with P. T. Barnum and Buffalo Bill Cody, and managed her daughter Emma Lake’s successful equestrian career. This account of a remarkable life cuts through fictions about Agnes’s life, including her own embellishments, to uncover her true story. Numerous illustrations, including rare photographs and circus memorabilia, bring Agnes’s world to life. The late Linda A. Fisher was a public health physician, a documentary researcher, and the editor of The Whiskey Merchant’s Diary: An Urban Life in the Emerging Midwest. Carrie Bowers, who was Linda A. Fisher’s research assistant, holds an M.A. in American history. A resident of northern Virginia, she has worked for George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate, the National Park Service, and the National Museum of the Marine Corps.

March $29.95 Cloth 978-0-8061-3983-8 416 pages, 6 x 9 40 b&w illus., 2 maps Biography

Of related interest They Called Him Wild Bill The Life and Adventures of James Butler Hickok By Joseph G. Rosa $24.95 Paper 978-0-8061-1538-2 Wild Bill Hickok, Gunfighter An Account of Hickok’s Gunfights By Joseph G. Rosa $19.95 Paper 978-0-8061-3535-9 Calamity Jane The Woman and the Legend By James D. McLaird $29.95 cloth 978-0-8061-3591-5

Fisher and Bowers Agnes Lake Hickok

Brings a circus star out from the shadows of the Big Top


12 Hockensmith Gypsy Horses and the Travelers’ Way

A dazzling pictorial journey through the world of Romani Gypsies and their horses

new books spring/summer 2009

Gypsy Horses and the Tr avelers’ Way By John S. Hockensmith

January $49.95 Cloth 978-1-59975-597-7 184 pages, 9 x 12 255 color photographs Photography/Horses Dist. for John S. Hockensmith

On the first weekend of every June, Gypsies in northern England honor a tradition more than three centuries old. Having traveled for days and dozens of miles in ornate wagons pulled by colorful short-legged horses called cobs, they converge on the township of Appleby to buy and sell horses. This remarkable journey and its culminating celebration at Appleby Fair are seldom witnessed by outsiders to the Romani Gypsy culture. Throughout history, many of these outsiders have treated Gypsies with scorn and distrust, viewing them as troublesome strangers on the edge of their towns. Despite their penchant for shielding their lifestyle from others, in 2004 and 2005 the Gypsies welcomed John S. Hockensmith and his camera into their midst. In a rare leap into another world, Hockensmith traveled as a guest of prominent Gypsy families on the back roads and highways leading to Appleby and recorded the drama of the gathering of people and horses as can be seen only from inside this guarded clan. Hockensmith’s vivid photography, lively prose, and visceral poetry are infused with both the joys and hardships of this unique culture. Gypsy Horses and the Travelers’ Way provides a bridge to another way of life that allows readers to experience some of these ephemeral moments on their own terms and in their own time.


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Spanish Mustangs in the Great American West Return of the Horse to America By John S. Hockensmith Horses are an integral part of the American experience. They are so tied with the development of the nation and its psyche, it is impossible to imagine history without them. Yet prior to the arrival of Spanish explorers in the 1500s, horses had been absent from North America for millennia. In this beautifully illustrated volume, celebrated equine photographer John S. Hockensmith reveals how the return of horses with the conquistadors both altered American Indian cultures and later supported the development of the United States. Gracing these pages are stunning full-color photographs of modern horses that carry the distinctive traits of their Spanish, Arab, and Barb forebears. Captured visually in the rugged Rocky Mountains or the rolling grassy plains of the West, these horses are our shared living legacy. From the tender private moments between mare and foal to the aggressive determination of clashing stallions, Hockensmith throws open a breathtaking window on these horses’ lives. Given the ongoing debate about the future of North America’s wild horses, many of which trace their ancestry to Spanish steeds and the early mustangs, this work will stand as a significant marker on the mutual path traveled by horse and human.

A native of Georgetown, Kentucky, where he maintains an art studio and gallery, John S. Hockensmith is well known for his photographic work depicting the Kentucky Derby and exotic breeds of horses.

June $49.95 Cloth 978-0-8061-9975-7 204 pages, 9 x 12 275 color photographs Photography/Horses Dist. for John S. Hockensmith

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A stunning photographic legacy of the horse’s reintroduction to North America


Brandstatter, evans, hassrick, parks colorado

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Celebrates the works of artists who expressed special allegiance to Colorado

Color ado The Artist’s Muse By Natasha K. Brandstatter, Meredith M. Evans, Peter H. Hassrick, and Nicole A. Parks With its vast prairies and impressive mountains, Colorado has been a mecca for painters since the beginning of the nineteenth century. This latest volume in the Denver Art Museum’s Western Passages series celebrates a diverse group of painters who found special allegiance to the Rockies and to the human history of Colorado.

Original Paperback February $22.50 paper 978-0-914738-60-2 80 pages, 9 x 12 76 b&w and color illus. Art/American West Dist. for the Denver Art Museum

Of related interest Sweet on the West How Candy Built a Colorado Treasure $21.95 Paper 978-0-8061-9969-6 West Point Points West $21.95 Paper 978-0-8061-9968-9 Redrawing Boundaries $21.95 Paper 978-0-8061-9970-2

Many who ventured into Colorado in the 1800s sought inspiration in the land. The state attracted such masters of landscape painting as Thomas Moran, Albert Bierstadt, and Thomas Worthington Whittredge. So pervasive and popular were images of Colorado’s peaks that some art historians have dubbed those who portrayed these sites as the “Rocky Mountain School.” During the 1900s, focus shifted to the human story, and artists benefited from the organizational activities of the Denver Artists Club, founded by a group of women artists who were instrumental in the eventual founding of the Denver Art Museum. Natasha Brandstatter has curated shows at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center in Pueblo, Colorado, and served as a Bruce and Dorothy Dines Western American Art Intern at the Petrie Institute of Western American Art at the Denver Art Museum. Meredith M. Evans is project manager for the exhibition catalog European Design since 1985: Shaping the New Century. She previously served as curatorial assistant in the Department of Architecture, Design & Graphics at the Denver Art Museum. Peter H. Hassrick is director of the Petrie Institute of Western American Art. Nicole A. Parks serves as the curatorial assistant for the Petrie Institute of Western American Art.


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Harpsong

Strange Business

By Rilla Askew

By Rilla Askew

The story of two lovers who didn’t leave the dustbowl for California

The strangeness of life and death play out in a fictional American small town

Best Western Novel Western Heritage Awards National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Book of the Year (Historical Fiction) Foreword Magazine

Harlan Singer, a harmonica- Oklahoma Book Award, playing troubadour, shows Best Fiction up in the Thompson family’s Oklahoma Center for the Book yard one morning. He steals their hearts with his music, and their daughter with his charm. Soon he and his fourteen-yearold bride, Sharon, are on the road, two more hobos of the Great Depression, hitchhiking and hopping freights across the Great Plains in search of an old man and the settlement of Harlan’s long-standing debt. Finding shelter in hobo jungles and Hoovervilles, the newlyweds careen across the 1930s landscape in a giant figure eight with Oklahoma in the middle. Sharon’s growing doubts about her husband’s quest set in motion events that turn Harlan Singer into a hero while blinding her to the dark secret of his journey. A love story infused with history and folk tradition, Harpsong shows what happened to the friends and neighbors Steinbeck’s Joads left behind. In this moving, redemptive tale inspired by Oklahoma folk heroes, Rilla Askew continues her exploration of the American story. Harpsong is a novel of love and loss, of adventure and renewal, and of a wayfaring orphan’s search for home—all set to the sounds of Harlan’s harmonica.

“Very original and very moving.” Larry McMurtry Lyla Mae Muncy meets her first love at Falls Creek Baptist Assembly Summer Bible Church Camp—and regrets it on their awkward first date. After years of being nagged about lumpy gravy, abused wife Lois pulls out a shotgun to wrap up breakfast her way. In a tender moment, an old man speaks from beyond the grave about his wife’s final goodbye at his funeral. Experience, memory, and town-consciousness bind this collection of ten stories spanning twenty-five years in fictitious Cedar, Oklahoma. From the fears and discoveries of childhood, through the revelations of adolescence, into the troubled years of adulthood and decline into old age and death, Rilla Askew uncannily makes each of her characters’ experiences our own. march $14.95 Paper 978-0-8061-4028-5 208 pages, 5 x 8 Fiction

Volume 1 in the Stories and Storytellers Series April $14.95 Paper 978-0-8061-3928-9 256 pages, 6 x 9 5 b&w illus., 1 map Fiction

Rilla Askew, born and raised in eastern Oklahoma, is also the awardwinning author of two novels, The Mercy Seat (PEN/Faulkner nominee, Oklahoma Book Award, and Western Heritage Award), and Fire in Beulah (American Book Award and Myers Book Award). She teaches creative writing at the University of Oklahoma and lives in Oklahoma and New York.

Askew Harpsong · askew strange business

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Matthews A Great Day to Fight Fire · temple baby doe tabor

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new books spring/summer 2009 New in Paperback

New in Paperback

A Great Day to

Baby Doe Tabor

Fight Fire

The Madwoman in the Cabin

Mann Gulch, 1949

By Judy Nolte Temple

By Mark Matthews

Unravels the psyche of Colorado’s most adored adulteress

A story of lost youth, broken hearts, and mankind’s inability to conquer nature

Mann Gulch, Montana, 1949. Sixteen men ventured into hell to fight a raging wildfire; only three came out alive. Previous accounts of the disaster have lacked an essential personal dimension because of the silence of the victims’ families. Shifting the focus from the fire to the men who fought it, Mark Matthews now provides that perspective. Not until 1999—the fiftieth anniversary of the fire—did people begin to talk openly about Mann Gulch. Matthews has garnered those thoughts to reveal the fire’s devastating effects on the firefighters’ family members, coworkers, and friends. In retelling the story of Mann Gulch, he draws on the testimony of the three survivors and interviews with former smoke jumpers of that era. The result is a moment-by-moment, heart-stopping re-creation of events. Matthews’ stirring account renews our respect for those who contend with one of nature’s primal forces. A heartbreakingly human story, it still haunts a firefighting community—and keeps today’s firefighters forever on guard. Mark Matthews, a writer who lives in Missoula, Montana, is the author of Smoke Jumping on the Western Fire Line: Conscientious Objectors during World War II. He is a former wildland firefighter for the U.S. Forest Service and former Forestry Technician for the Lolo National Forest.

The story of Baby Doe Tabor has seduced America for more than a century. Long before her body was found frozen in a Leadville shack near the Matchless Mine, Elizabeth McCourt “Baby Doe” Tabor was the stuff of legend. The stunning divorcée married Colorado’s wealthiest mining magnate and became the “Silver Queen of the West.” Blessed with two daughters, Horace and Baby Doe mesmerized the world with their wealth and extravagance. But Baby Doe’s life was also a morality play. Almost overnight, the Tabors’ wealth disappeared when depression struck in 1893. Horace died six years later. According to the legend, one daughter left home never to return; the other died horribly. For thirtyfive years, Baby Doe, who was considered mad, lived in solitude high in the Colorado Rockies. Baby Doe Tabor left a record of her madness in a set of writings she called her “Dreams and Visions.” These were discovered after her death but never studied in detail—until now. Author Judy Nolte Temple retells Lizzie’s story with greater accuracy than any previous biographer and reveals a story more heartbreaking than the legend, giving voice to the woman behind the myth. Judy Nolte Temple, Associate Professor of Women’s Studies and English at the University of Arizona, is the author (under the name Judy Nolte Lensink) of “A Secret to Be Burried”: The Diary and Life of Emily Hawley Gillespie, 1858–1888.

March $19.95 Paper 978-0-8061-4034-6 280 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 8 b&w illus. U.S. History

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Gall

Michener

Lakota War Chief

A Writer’s Journey

By Robert W. Larson

By Stephen J. May Foreword by Valerie Hemingway

The first-ever scholarly biography of the man said to have killed Custer

How an aspiring writer came to produce a string of bestselling novels

Spur Award Best Western Nonfiction Biography robert M. utley award western history association

Called the “Fighting Cock of the Sioux” by U.S. soldiers, Gall was a great Hunkpapa Lakota chief who, along with Sitting Bull, resisted efforts by the U.S. government to annex the Black Hills. Enraged by the slaughter of his family, Gall led the charge across Medicine Tail Ford to attack Custer’s main forces on the other side of the Little Bighorn. Robert W. Larson now sorts through contrasting views of Gall to determine the real character of this legendary Sioux. This first-ever scholarly biography also focuses on the actions Gall took during his final years on the reservation, unraveling his last fourteen years to better understand his previous forty. Tracing Gall’s evolution from a fearless warrior to a representative of his people, Larson shows that Gall contended with shifting political and military conditions while remaining loyal to the interests of his tribe. This engaging biography offers new interpretations of the Little Bighorn that lay to rest the contention that Gall was “Custer’s Conqueror.” Gall: Lakota War Chief broadens our understanding of both the man and his people. Robert W. Larson is retired as Professor of History at the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley. He is the author of numerous articles and books, including Red Cloud: WarriorStatesman of the Lakota Sioux. march $19.95 Paper 978-0-8061-4036-0 320 pages, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4

James A. Michener was one of the most beloved storytellers of our time. In this full-length biography of both the private and the public Michener, Stephen J. May draws on Michener’s complete papers as well as interviews with his friends and associates to reveal how an aspiring writer became a best-selling novelist. May follows the young Michener from an impoverished Pennsylvania childhood to the wartime Pacific, where he found inspiration for Tales of the South Pacific, a book that led to a string of other best sellers, including The Source, Centennial, Chesapeake, and The Covenant. Examining Michener’s body of writing in its biographical and cultural contexts, May describes the creation of each novel and assesses the book’s strengths and shortcomings. He also provides insight into Michener’s personal life and unique working methods and explores the author’s hypersensitivity to criticism, his egotism, and his failure on some occasions to acknowledge the contributions of his assistants. This probing biography establishes Michener’s place in twentieth-century letters as it offers an unprecedented view of the man behind the typewriter. Stephen J. May is the author of a literary biography of Zane Grey and Pilgrimage: A Journey through Colorado’s History and Culture. He resides in Craig, Colorado. Valerie Hemingway, a former secretary to Ernest Hemingway and wife of his youngest son, is the author of Running with the Bulls: My Years with the Hemingways.

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Allen A Decent, Orderly Lynching · Pettit Riding for the Brand

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A Decent, Orderly

Riding for the Brand

Lynching

150 Years of Cowden Ranching

The Montana Vigilantes

By Michael Pettit

By Frederick Allen

A heartfelt and eloquent homage to a ranching family’s six generations in Texas

The definitive account of the deadliest episode of vigilante justice in U.S. history

Best southwest history book new mexico book award

Best western lawman-outlaw book of the year wild west history association

“Make no mistake: A Decent Orderly Lynching is not only a solid piece of research but also a wonderful read about a fascinating time.” Jim Stewart, CBS News, Washington The deadliest campaign of vigilante justice in American history erupted in the Rocky Mountains during the Civil War when a private army hanged twenty-one troublemakers. Hailed as great heroes at the time, the vigilantes are still revered by many in Montana as founding fathers. Combing through original sources, including eyewitness accounts never before published, Frederick Allen concludes that the vigilantes were justified in their early actions, as they fought violent crime in a remote corner beyond the reach of government. But Allen has uncovered evidence that the vigilantes, refusing to disband after territorial courts were in place, lynched more than fifty men without trials. Reliance on mob rule in Montana became so ingrained that in 1883, a Helena newspaper editor advocated a return to “decent, orderly lynching” as a legitimate tool of social control. Allen’s sharply drawn characterizations are woven into a masterfully written narrative that will change textbook accounts of Montana’s early days—and challenge our thinking on the essence of justice. Frederick Allen, a former political editor and columnist with the Atlanta Constitution and commentator for CNN, is author of the best-selling history of the Coca-Cola Company, Secret Formula, and of Atlanta Rising: The Invention of an International City, 1946–1996. March $19.95 Paper 978-0-8061-4038-4 448 pages, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4 41 b&w illus., 3 maps Western History

The Cowden family has been at the forefront of the cattle business for 150 years. Arriving in Texas in the 1850s, Cowden men and women raised and trailed cattle, sought out water and better grazing land, tangled with Comanches—and helped extend the western line of Anglo settlement as they raised their families. They eventually moved to New Mexico, where they established the renowned JAL Ranch. Award-winning writer Michael Pettit, a Cowden descendant and former rancher, offers a compelling portrait of this genuine American ranching family. Riding for the Brand spans six generations and two states to serve up a real slice of the Old West, complete with cowboys and Indians, cattle and buffalo, open range and barbed wire. Pettit skillfully blends family saga with an urbanite’s firsthand look at life on today’s 50,000-acre Cowden Ranch. Along the way, he tells the story of one man’s search for identity through his connections to a family, a place, and a way of life. Michael Pettit, whose poetry and prose have been published in numerous anthologies and journals nationwide, is the author of Cardinal Points and American Light. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. March $19.95 Paper 978-0-8061-4044-5 320 pages, 6 x 9 58 line drawings, 11 maps Western History


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We’ll Find the Place

Art from Fort Marion

The Mormon Exodus,

The Silberman Collection

1846–1848

By Joyce M. Szabo

By Richard E. Bennett

Foreword by Steven L. Grafe

Foreword by Leonard J. Striking color images depict traditional lifeways and the pain of imprisonment

Arrington The most complete history of the Mormon exodus to the Salt Lake Valley

“A definitive history that is refreshingly different . . . certain to become a classic in Mormon and American history.” Leonard J. Arrington We’ll Find the Place tells the fascinating story of the Mormons’ exodus from Nauvoo, Illinois, to their New Zion in the West—a story of a people’s deliverance that has never before been completely told. Following the journey of the original pioneer camp of 1847 to the Salt Lake Valley and concluding with the first conference of the church there in 1848, Richard E. Bennett shows the inner workings of the Mormon exodus by probing the minds and hearts of those who suffered and triumphed through this remarkably difficult hour in Latter-day Saint history. A work many years in the making, We’ll Find the Place looks behind the scenes to reveal Mormonism on the move, its believers sacrificing home, comfort, and sometimes life itself as they sought a safe refuge beyond the Rocky Mountains. It is faithful both to the convictions of the early pioneers and to the records they kept. Richard E. Bennett is Professor of Church History in the School of Religious Education, Brigham Young University. He is the author of numerous articles on Latter-day Saint pioneer history and of Mormons at the Missouri: Winter Quarters, 1846–1852.

During the 1870s, Cheyenne and Kiowa prisoners of war at Fort Marion, Florida, graphically recorded their responses to incarceration in drawings that conveyed both the present reality of imprisonment and nostalgic memories of home. Now a leading authority on American Indian drawings and paintings examines an important collection of these drawings to reveal how art blossomed at Fort Marion. The Silberman Collection illustrates the artists’ fascination with the world outside the southern plains, their living conditions and survival strategies as prisoners, and their reminiscences of prereservation life. Joyce M. Szabo explains the significance of this preeminent collection, which focuses on seven of the prisonerartists—most notably Zotom and Making Medicine. She also describes how Fort Marion art has been collected since the late 1870s and, in particular, Arthur and Shifra Silberman’s approaches to collecting. The book includes 120 striking color images. Joyce M. Szabo is Professor of Art History at the University of New Mexico and author of Howling Wolf and the History of Ledger Art. Steven L. Grafe, Curator of American Indian Art at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, is author of Peoples of the Plateau: The Indian Photographs of Lee Moorhouse, 1898–1915. Volume 4 in the Western Legacies Series February $29.95 Paper 978-0-8061-3889-3 208 pages, 9 x 11

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Taylor, dial-driver, burrage, emmons-featherston Voices from the Heartland · Russell Dreams to Dust

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Voices from the

Dreams to Dust

Heartland

A Tale of the Oklahoma

Edited by Carolyn Anne Taylor,

Land Rush

Emily Dial-Driver, Carole

By Sheldon Russell

Burrage, and Sally Emmons-

A story of high aspirations and broken dreams in Oklahoma Territory

Featherston A thought-provoking collection of essays on life and living

oklahoma book award, best fiction oklahoma center for the book

Voices from the Heartland is a celebration of women’s contributions to Oklahoma’s recent past. It records defining moments in women’s lives—whether surviving the Oklahoma City bombing or surviving abuse—and represents a wide range of professions, lifestyles, and backgrounds to show how extraordinary lives have grown from the seeds of ordinary girlhoods. From former Cherokee principal chief Wilma Mankiller, First Lady Kim Henry, novelist Billie Letts, and prima ballerina Maria Tallchief, to OU basketball coach Sherri Coale, the authors share their personal reflections on finding balance as they look back on defining moments in their lives, mull over what they wish they had learned sooner, and convey the wisdom they’ve unearthed on their journeys thus far. Carolyn Anne Taylor is Associate Professor of Political Science at Rogers State University, Claremore, Oklahoma. She served eight years in the Oklahoma House of Representatives. Emily Dial-Driver is Professor of English at Rogers State University. Her essays, poems, and short stories have appeared in numerous publications. Carole Burrage, a former federal law clerk, is retired as Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Studies at Rogers State University. Sally Emmons-Featherston is Associate Professor of English at Rogers State University. Of ChoctawCherokee-Irish descent, she specializes in contemporary Native American literature.

On a fateful day in 1889, the Oklahoma land rush begins, and for thousands of settlers the future is up for grabs. One of those pioneers is Creed McReynolds, fresh from the East with a lawyer’s education and a head full of ambition. Creed lands in Guthrie Station, the designated territorial capital, where he must prove that he is more than the mixed-blood kid once driven from his own land. In recounting the precipitous rise and catastrophic fall of the jerry-built city of Guthrie, author Sheldon Russell immerses us in the lives of Creed and other memorable characters whose aspirations ultimately helped tame the frontier—and whose fates hold lessons as important today as they were more than a hundred years ago. Like many others, Creed McReynolds is swept into the whirlwind of greed and deception. He becomes the wealthiest man in Oklahoma Territory—but at an unbearable cost to himself, the dreams of others, and the dignity of his mother’s people, the Kiowas. Dreams to Dust takes readers back to early territorial days to tell the story of frontier men and women gambling everything to find their fortune on the southern plains. Sheldon Russell is the author of Empire, The Savage Trail, and Requiem at Dawn. He resides in Guthrie, Oklahoma. Dreams to Dust was named an Oklahoma Centennial Project by the Oklahoma Centennial Commission.

March $14.95 Paper 978-0-8061-4031-5 304 pages, 6 x 9 Memoir/Women

March $19.95 Paper 978-0-8061-4043-8 296 pages, 6 x 9 Fiction


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The Essays By Rudolfo Anaya Foreword by Robert Con Davis-Undiano “The storyteller’s gift is my inheritance,” writes Rudolfo Anaya in his essay “Shaman of Words.” Although he is best known for Bless Me, Ultima and other novels, his writing also takes the form of nonfiction, and in these 52 essays he draws on both his heritage as a Mexican American and his gift for storytelling. Besides tackling issues such as censorship, racism, education, and sexual politics, Anaya explores the tragedies and triumphs of his own life. Collected here are Anaya’s published essays. Despite his wide acclaim as the founder of Chicano literature, no previous volume has attempted to gather Anaya’s nonfiction into one edition. A companion to The Man Who Could Fly and Other Stories, the collection of Anaya’s short stories, The Essays is an essential anthology for followers of Anaya and those interested in Chicano literature. Pieces such as “Requiem for a Lowrider,” “La Llorona, El Kookoóee, and Sexuality,” and “An American Chicano in King Arthur’s Court” take the reader from the llano of eastern New Mexico, where Anaya grew up, to the barrios of Albuquerque, and from the devastating diving accident that nearly ended his life at sixteen to the career he has made as an author and teacher. The point is not autobiography, although a life story is told, nor is it advocacy, although Anaya argues persuasively for cultural change. Instead, the author provides shrewd commentary on modern America in all its complexity. All the while, he employs the elegant, poetic voice and the interweaving of myth and folklore that inspire his fiction. “Stories reveal our human nature and thus become powerful tools for insight and revelation,” writes Anaya. This collection of prose offers abundant new insight and revelation.

Volume 7 in the Chicana & Chicano

Rudolfo Anaya is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of New Mexico. He has received numerous literary awards, including the Premio Quinto Sol and a National Medal of Arts. Anaya and his wife reside in Albuquerque. Robert Con Davis-Undiano, Dean of the Honors College at the University of Oklahoma and Executive Director of World Literature Today, is Neustadt Professor of Comparative Literature.

The Man Who Could Fly

Visions of the Américas series June $24.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-4023-0 320 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Literature/Essays

Of related interest and Other Stories By Rudolfo Anaya $12.95 Cloth 978-0-8061-3738-4 Confessions of a Berlitz-Tape Chicana By Demetria Martínez $16.95 Paper 978-0-8061-3722-3

Anaya The Essays

The first published collection of Rudolfo Anaya’s essays


Ernst The Sundance Kid

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Uncovers new facts on the outlaw’s life and death

The Sundance Kid The Life of Harry Alonzo Longabaugh By Donna B. Ernst Foreword by Dan Buck and Anne Meadows Introduction by Paul D. Ernst He gained renown as the sidekick of Butch Cassidy, but the Sundance Kid—whose real name was Harry Alonzo Longabaugh—led a fuller life than history or Hollywood has allowed. A relative of Longabaugh through marriage, Donna B. Ernst has spent more than a quarter century researching his life. She now brings to print the most thorough account ever of one of the West’s most infamous outlaws, tracing his life from his childhood in Pennsylvania to his involvement with the Wild Bunch and, in 1908, to his reputed death by gunshot in Bolivia. February $29.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-3982-1 264 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 45 b&w illus., 2 maps Biography

Of related interest In Search of Butch Cassidy By Larry Pointer $19.95 Paper 978-0-8061-2143-7 The Great American Outlaw

Combining genealogical research, access to family records, and explorations in historical archives, Ernst details the Sundance Kid’s movements to paint a complete picture of the man. She recounts his homesteading days in Colorado, offers new information on his years as a cowboy in Wyoming and Canada, and cites newly uncovered records that substantiate both his outlaw activities and his attempts at self-reform. While taking readers on the wild chase that became Longabaugh’s life, outracing posses and Pinkertons, Ernst corrects inaccuracies in the historical record. She demonstrates that he could not have participated in the Belle Fourche bank heist or the Tipton train robbery and refutes speculations that Butch and Sundance managed to escape their fate in Bolivia. The Sundance Kid is enlivened by more than three dozen photographs, including family photos never before seen.

A Legacy of Fact and Fiction By Frank Richard Prassel $16.95 Paper 978-0-8061-2842-9 The Authentic Life of Billy, the Kid A Faithful and Interesting Narrative By Pat F. Garrett $16.95 Paper 978-0-8061-1195-7

Donna B. Ernst has published widely on the Sundance Kid and other western outlaws. Dan Buck and Anne Meadows are the authors of Digging Up Butch and Sundance. Paul D. Ernst is a relative of Harry Alonzo Longabaugh.


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Jayhawkers The Civil War Brigade of James Henry Lane By Bryce Benedict No person excited greater emotion in Kansas than James Henry Lane, the U.S. senator who led a volunteer brigade in 1861–62. In fighting numerous skirmishes, liberating hundreds of slaves, burning portions of four towns, and murdering half a dozen men, Lane and his brigade garnered national attention as the saviors of Kansas and the terror of Missouri. This first book-length study of the “jayhawkers,” as the men of Lane’s brigade were known, takes a fresh look at their exploits and notoriety. Bryce Benedict draws on a wealth of previously unexploited sources, including letters by brigade members, to dramatically re-create the violence along the Kansas-Missouri border and challenge some of the time-honored depictions of Lane’s unit as bloodthirsty and indiscriminately violent. Bringing to life an era of guerillas, bushwhackers, and slave stealers, Jayhawkers also describes how Lane’s brigade was organized and equipped and provides details regarding staff and casualties. Assessing the extent to which the jayhawkers followed accepted rules of warfare, Benedict argues that Lane set a precedent for the Union Army’s eventual adoption of “hard” tactics toward civilians.

April $32.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-3999-9 352 pages, 6 x 9 12 b&w illus., 1 map Military History/Biography

An entertaining story rich in detail, Jayhawkers will captivate scholars and history enthusiasts as it sheds new light on the unfettered violence on this western fringe of the Civil War. Bryce Benedict served for twenty-one years in the U.S. Army and the Kansas National Guard and is now lead defense counsel for the Kansas State Self Insurance Fund. His historical articles have appeared in the Plains Guardian, the newspaper of the Kansas National Guard.

Of related interest Ballots and Bullets The Bloody County Seat Wars of Kansas By Robert K. DeArment $29.95 Cloth 978-0-8061-3784-1 The Uncivil War Irregular Warfare in the Upper South, 1861–1865 By Robert R. Mackey $21.95 Paper 978-0-8061-3736-0

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Challenges long-held assumptions about the man known as the terror of Missouri


Adams Class and Race in the Frontier Army

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Opens a new window on America’s Gilded Age society

Cl ass and R ace in the Frontier Army Military Life in the West, 1870–1890 By Kevin Adams Historians have long assumed that ethnic and racial divisions in post–Civil War America were reflected in the U.S. Army, of whose enlistees 40 percent were foreignborn. Now Kevin Adams shows that the frontier army was characterized by a “Victorian class divide” that overshadowed ethnic prejudices. Class and Race in the Frontier Army marks the first application of recent research on class, race, and ethnicity to the social and cultural history of military life on the western frontier. Adams draws on a wealth of military records and soldiers’ diaries and letters to reconstruct everyday army life—from work and leisure to consumption, intellectual pursuits, and political activity—and shows that an inflexible class barrier stood between officers and enlisted men.

April $34.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-3981-4 296 pages, 6 x 9 11 b&w illus., 3 maps Military History

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As Adams relates, officers lived in relative opulence while enlistees suffered poverty, neglect, and abuse. Although racism was ingrained in official policy and informal behavior, no similar prejudice colored the experience of soldiers who were immigrants. Officers and enlisted men paid much less attention to ethnic differences than to social class—officers flaunting and protecting their status, enlisted men seething with class resentment. Treating the army as a laboratory to better understand American society in the Gilded Age, Adams suggests that military attitudes mirrored civilian life in that era— with enlisted men, especially, illustrating the emerging class-consciousness among the working poor. Class and Race in the Frontier Army offers fresh insight into the interplay of class, race, and ethnicity in late-nineteenth-century America.

Army Regulars on the Western Frontier By Durwood Ball $24.95 Cloth 978-0-8061-3312-6 The Frontier Army in the Settlement of the West By Michael L. Tate $26.95 Cloth 978-0-8061-3173-3 $19.95 Paper 978-0-8061-3386-7

Kevin Adams is Assistant Professor of History at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio.


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Soldiers West Biographies from the Military Frontier Second Edition Edited by Paul Andrew Hutton and Durwood Ball From the War of 1812 to the end of the nineteenth century, U.S. Army officers were instrumental in shaping the American West. They helped explore uncharted places and survey and engineer its far-flung transportation arteries. Many also served in the ferocious campaigns that drove American Indians onto reservations. Soldiers West views the turbulent history of the West from the perspective of fifteen senior army officers—including Philip H. Sheridan, George Armstrong Custer, and Nelson A. Miles—who were assigned to bring order to the region. This revised edition of Paul Andrew Hutton’s popular work adds five new biographies, and essays from the first edition have been updated to incorporate recent scholarship. New portraits of Stephen W. Kearny, Philip St. George Cooke, and James H. Carleton expand the volume’s coverage of the army on the antebellum frontier. Other new pieces focus on the controversial John M. Chivington, who commanded the Colorado volunteers at the Sand Creek Massacre in 1863, and Oliver O. Howard, who participated in federal and private initiatives to reform Indian policy in the West. An introduction by Durwood Ball discusses the vigorous growth of frontier military history since the original publication of Soldiers West. Paul Andrew Hutton is Distinguished Professor of History at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. He is the author of Phil Sheridan and His Army and the editor of The Custer Reader. Durwood Ball is Associate Professor of History at the University of New Mexico and editor of the New Mexico Historical Review. He is the author of Army Regulars on the Western Frontier, 1848–1861.

April $34.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-3997-5 416 pages, 6 x 9 15 b&w illus., 8 maps Military History/Biography

Of related interest Cavalier in Buckskin George Armstrong Custer and the Western Military Frontier, Revised Edition By Robert M. Utley $19.95 Paper 978-0-8061-3387-4 General George Crook His Autobiography By George Crook $24.95 Paper 978-0-8061-1982-3 Army Regulars on the Western Frontier By Durwood Ball $24.95 Cloth 978-0-8061-3312-6

hutton, ball soldiers west

An expanded edition featuring balanced portraits of pre– and post–Civil War officers


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How local water disputes set national and international legal precedents

Conflict on the Rio Gr ande Water and the Law, 1879–1939 By Douglas R. Littlefield The history of the Rio Grande since the late nineteenth century reflects the evolution of water-resource management in the West. It was here that the earliest interstate and international water-allocation problems pitted irrigators in southern New Mexico against farmers downstream in El Paso and Juarez, with the voluntary resolution of that conflict setting important precedents for national and international water law.

Western History

In this first scholarly treatment of the politics of water law along the Rio Grande, Douglas R. Littlefield describes those early interstate and international waterapportionment conflicts and explains how they relate to the development of western water law and policy and to international relations with Mexico. Littlefield embraces environmental, legal, and social history to offer clear analyses of appropriation and riparian water rights doctrines, along with lucid accounts of court cases and laws. Examining events that led up to the 1904 settlement among U.S. and Mexican communities and the formation of the Rio Grande Compact in 1938, Littlefield describes how communities grappled over water issues as much with one another as with governmental authorities.

Of related interest

Conflict on the Rio Grande reveals the transformation of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century law, traces changing attitudes about the role of government, and examines the ways these changes affected the use and eventual protection of natural resources. Rio Grande water policy, Littlefield shows, represents federalism at work—and shows the West, in one locale at least, coming to grips with its unique problems through negotiation and compromise.

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Indian Reserved Water Rights The Winters Doctrine in Its Social and Legal Context By John Shurts $24.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-3210-5 $24.95s Paper 978-0-8061-3541-0 Silver Fox of the Rockies Delphus E. Carpenter and Western Water Compacts By Daniel Tyler $34.95 Cloth 978-0-8061-3515-1

Douglas R. Littlefield is the owner of Littlefield Historical Research, a leading firm providing historical consulting on water and other environmental matters in the American West. He is coauthor of The Spirit of Enterprise: A History of Pacific Enterprises, 1867–1989 and author of numerous scholarly articles and book reviews.


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On the Western Front with the R ainbow Division A World War I Diary By Vernon E. Kniptash Edited by E. Bruce Geelhoed Vernon E. Kniptash, an Indiana national guardsman who served in the Rainbow Division during World War I, observed firsthand some of the Great War’s fiercest fighting. As a radio operator with the Headquarters Company of the 150th Field Artillery, he was in constant contact with French and British forces as well as with American troops, and thus gained a broad perspective on the hostilities. Editor E. Bruce Geelhoed introduces and annotates Kniptash’s war diaries, published here for the first time. With clarity and compelling detail, Kniptash describes the experiences of an ordinary soldier thrust into the most violent conflict the world had seen. He tells of his enthusiasm upon enlistment and of the horrors of combat that followed, as well as the drudgery of daily routine. He renders unforgettable profiles of his fellow soldiers and commanders, and manages despite the strains of warfare to leaven his writing with humor. Readers will share Kniptash’s ordeals as he participates in the furious effort to stem a major German offensive, followed by six months of violent combat and the massive Allied counteroffensive that ended the war. Because Kniptash was called to remain with the Army of Occupation in Germany after his unit was shipped home, his diaries cover the full extent of American participation in the war. Vernon E. Kniptash was the grandson of German immigrants who—unlike most of their German American contemporaries—did not support Germany in the years before the Great War. After the Armistice, he returned to his job as a draftsman with an Indianapolis architectural firm. E. Bruce Geelhoed is Professor of History and Chair of the Department of History at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He is coeditor of The Macmillan-Eisenhower Correspondence, 1957–1969.

April $29.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-4032-2 256 pages, 6 x 9 22 b&w illus., 2 maps Military History/Biography

Of related interest Borrowed Soldiers Americans under British Command, 1918 By Mitchell A. Yockelson $29.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-3919-7

kniptash on the western front with the rainbow division

An ordinary soldier’s day-by-day account of the Great War


Troutman Indian Blues

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Explores the relationship between Native musical practices and federal Indian policy

Indian Blues American Indians and the Politics of Music, 1890–1934 By John W. Troutman From the late nineteenth century through the 1920s, the U.S. government sought to control practices of music on reservations and in Indian boarding schools. At the same time, Native singers, dancers, and musicians created new opportunities through musical performance to resist and manipulate those same policy initiatives. Why did the practice of music generate fear among government officials and opportunity for Native peoples?

Volume 3 in the New Directions in Native American Studies series May $34.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-4019-3 320 pages, 6 x 9 24 b&w illus. American Indian

In this innovative study, John W. Troutman explores the politics of music at the turn of the twentieth century in three spheres: reservations, off-reservation boarding schools, and public venues such as concert halls and Chautauqua circuits. On their reservations, the Lakotas manipulated concepts of U.S. citizenship and patriotism to reinvigorate and adapt social dances, even while the federal government stepped up efforts to suppress them. At Carlisle Indian School, teachers and bandmasters taught music in hopes of imposing their “civilization” agenda, but students made their own meaning of their music. Finally, many former students, armed with saxophones, violins, or operatic vocal training, formed their own “all-Indian” and tribal bands and quartets and traversed the country, engaging the market economy and federal Indian policy initiatives on their own terms. While recent scholarship has offered new insights into the experiences of “show Indians” and evolving powwow traditions, Indian Blues is the first book to explore the polyphony of Native musical practices and their relationship to federal Indian policy in this important period of American Indian history.

Of related interest Te Ata Chickasaw Storyteller, American Treasure By Richard Green $16.95 Paper 978-0-8061-3754-4 Hostiles? The Lakota Ghost Dance and Buffalo Bill’s Wild West By Sam A. Maddra $24.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-3743-8

John W. Troutman is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette.


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R adical L.A. From Coxey’s Army to the Watts Riots, 1894–1965 By Errol Wayne Stevens When the depression of the 1890s prompted unemployed workers from Los Angeles to join a nationwide march on Washington, “Coxey’s Army” marked the birth of radicalism in that city. In this first book to trace the subsequent struggle between the radical left and L.A.’s power structure, Errol Wayne Stevens tells how both sides shaped the city’s character from the turn of the twentieth century through the civil rights era. On the radical right, Los Angeles’s business elite, supported by the Los Angeles Times, sought the destruction of the trade-union movement—defended on the left by socialists, Wobblies, communists, and other groups. In portraying the conflict between leftist and capitalist visions for the future, Stevens brings to life colorful personalities such as Times publisher Harrison Gray Otis and Socialist mayoral candidate Job Harriman. He also re-creates events such as the 1910 bombing of the Times building, the savage suppression of the 1923 longshoremen’s strike, and the 1965 Watts riots, which signaled that L.A. politics had become divided less along class lines than by complex racial and ethnic differences.

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The book takes stock of the rivalry between right and left over the several decades in which it repeatedly flared. Radical L.A. is a balanced work of meticulous scholarship that pieces together a rich chronicle usually seen only in smaller snippets or from a single vantage point. It will change the way we see the history of the City of Angels. Errol Wayne Stevens is retired as Assistant University Librarian for Archives and Special Collections at the Charles Von der Ahe Library, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. He has published numerous articles on the history of American radicalism and other subjects.

Of related interest Race and the War on Poverty From Watts to East L.A. By Robert Bauman $34.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-3965-4

stevens radical L.A.

How conflict between right and left shaped a city’s character


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Explores Indian life in colonial southern New England

Native People of Southern New Engl and, 1650–1775 By Kathleen J. Bragdon Despite the popular assumption that Native American cultures in New England declined after Europeans arrived, evidence suggests that Indian communities continued to thrive alongside English colonists. In this sequel to her Native People of Southern New England, 1500–1650, Kathleen J. Bragdon continues the Indian story through the end of the colonial era and documents the impact of colonization.

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As she traces changes in Native social, cultural, and economic life, Bragdon explores what it meant to be Indian in colonial southern New England. Contrary to common belief, Bragdon argues, Indianness meant continuing Native lives and lifestyles, however distinct from those of the newcomers. She recreates Indian cosmology, moral values, community organization, and material culture to demonstrate that networks based on kinship, marriage, traditional residence patterns, and work all fostered a culture resistant to assimilation. Bragdon draws on the writings and reported speech of Indians to counter what colonists claimed to be signs of assimilation. She shows that when Indians adopted English cultural forms—such as Christianity and writing—they did so on their own terms, using these alternative tools for expressing their own ideas about power and the spirit world. Despite warfare, disease epidemics, and colonists’ attempts at cultural suppression, distinctive Indian cultures persisted. Bragdon’s scholarship gives us new insight into both the history of the tribes of southern New England and the nature of cultural contact.

Of related interest Native People of Southern New England, 1500–1650 By Kathleen J. Bragdon $24.95 Cloth 978-0-8061-2803-0 $19.95 Paper 978-0-8061-3126-9 The Pequots in Southern New England The Fall and Rise of an American Indian Nation By Laurence M. Hauptman and James D. Wherry $19.95 Paper 978-0-8061-2515-2 New England Frontier, 3rd edition Puritans and Indians, 1620–1675 By Alden T. Vaughan $24.95 Paper 978-0-8061-2718-7

Kathleen J. Bragdon is Professor of Anthropology at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and the author of Native People of Southern New England, 1500–1650, winner of the Erminie Wheeler-Voegelin Prize of the American Society for Ethnohistory.


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Indian Alliances and the Spanish in the Southwest, 750–1750 By William B. Carter When considering the history of the Southwest, scholars have typically viewed Apaches, Navajos, and other Athabaskans as marauders who preyed on Pueblo towns and Spanish settlements. William B. Carter now offers a multilayered reassessment of historical events and environmental and social change to show how mutually supportive networks among Native peoples created alliances in the centuries before and after Spanish settlement. Combining recent scholarship on southwestern prehistory and the history of northern New Spain, Carter describes how environmental changes shaped American Indian settlement in the Southwest and how Athapaskan and Puebloan peoples formed alliances that endured until the Pueblo Revolt of 1680 and even afterward. Established initially for trade, Pueblo-Athapaskan ties deepened with intermarriage and developments in the political realities of the region. Carter also shows how Athapaskans influenced Pueblo economies far more than previously supposed, and helped to erode Spanish influence.

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In clearly explaining Native prehistory, Carter integrates clan origins with archeological data and historical accounts. He then shows how the Spanish conquest of New Mexico affected Native populations and the relations between them. His analysis of the Pueblo Revolt reveals that Athapaskan and Puebloan peoples were in close contact, underscoring the instrumental role that Athapaskan allies played in Native anticolonial resistance in New Mexico throughout the seventeenth century.

American Indian

Written to appeal to both students and general readers, this fresh interpretation of borderlands ethnohistory provides a broad view as well as important insights for assessing subsequent social change in the region.

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William B. Carter is a faculty member in the Department of History and Philosophy at South Texas College in McAllen.

Pueblos, Spaniards, and the Kingdom of New Mexico By John L. Kessell $24.95 Cloth 978-0-8061-3969-2 Spain in the Southwest A Narrative History of Colonial New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, and California By John L. Kessell $24.95 Paper 978-0-8061-3484-0 The Indian Southwest, 1580–1830 Ethnogenesis and Reinvention By Gary Clayton Anderson $45.00s Cloth 978-0-8061-3111-5

carter indian alliances and the spanish in the southwest, 750–1750

How Pueblos and Athapaskans forged ties that lasted for generations


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Explains the dynamics of federalism in today’s policymaking process

Safeguarding Feder alism How States Protect Their Interests in National Policymaking By John D. Nugent The checks and balances built into the U.S. Constitution are designed to decentralize and thus limit the powers of government. This system works both horizontally— among the executive, legislative, and judicial branches—and vertically—between the federal government and state governments. That vertical separation, known as federalism, is intended to restrain the powers of the federal government, yet many political observers today believe that the federal government routinely oversteps its bounds at the expense of states.

March $45.00s Cloth 978-0-8061-4003-2 344 pages, 6 x 9 4 figures, 6 tables Political Science

Of related interest Party Wars Polarization and the Politics of National Policy Making By Barbara Sinclair $24.95 Paper 978-0-8061-3779-7 The End of the Republican Era By Theodore J. Lowi $19.95 Paper 978-0-8061-2887-0

In Safeguarding Federalism, John D. Nugent argues that contrary to common perception, federalism is alive and well—if in a form different from what the Framers of the Constitution envisioned. According to Nugent, state officials have numerous options for affecting the development and implementation of federal policy and can soften, slow down, or even halt federal efforts they perceive as harming their interests. Nugent describes the general approaches states use to safeguard their interests, such as influencing the federal policy, contributing to policy formulation, encouraging or discouraging policy enactment, participating in policy implementation, and providing necessary feedback on policy success or failure. Demonstrating the workings of these safeguards through detailed analysis of recent federal initiatives, including the 1996 welfare reform law, the Clean Air Act, moratoriums on state taxation of Internet commerce, and the highly controversial No Child Left Behind Act, Nugent shows how states’ promotion of their own interests preserves the Founders’ system of constitutional federalism today. John D. Nugent is Senior Research Analyst and Special Assistant to the President at Connecticut College, New London.


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Let’s Speak Chickasaw Chikashshanompa’ Kil anompoli’ By Pamela Munro and Catherine Willmond An important member of the Muskogean language family, Chickasaw is an endangered language spoken today by fewer than two hundred people, primarily in the Chickasaw Nation of south-central Oklahoma. Let’s Speak Chickasaw Chikashshanompa’ Kilanompoli’ is both the first textbook of the Chickasaw language and its first complete grammar. A collaboration between Pamela Munro, a linguist with an intimate knowledge of Chickasaw, and Catherine Willmond, a native speaker, this book is designed for beginners as well as intermediate students. Twenty units cover pronunciation, word building, sentence structure, and usage. Each includes four to eight short lessons accompanied by exercises that introduce additional information about the language. Each unit also includes dialogues or readings that reflect language use by native speakers to increase students’ understanding of how words and sentences are put together. Additional “Beyond the Grammar” sections offer insight into the history of the language and fine points of usage. Extensive Chickasaw-English and English-Chickasaw vocabularies are included. The text is written in a conversational style and defines terms in everyday language to help students master grammatical concepts. The authors developed the spelling system they use here based on earlier orthographies for Chickasaw and Choctaw. An accompanying CD provides examples of spoken Chickasaw that convey fine points of pronunciation. Classroom-tested for more than fourteen years, Let’s Speak Chickasaw is the only complete and linguistically sound analysis of Chickasaw, treating it as a living language rather than as a cultural artifact. It is a vital resource for scholars of American Indian linguistics and a rich repository of the language and culture of the Chickasaw people. Pamela Munro is Professor of Linguistics at the University of California, Los Angeles. Catherine Willmond is a native speaker of Chickasaw and was born in McMillan, Oklahoma. Munro and Willmond are coauthors of Chickasaw: An Analytical Dictionary.

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munro, willmond let’s speak chickasaw

The first linguistically sound analysis of this endangered language


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The first advanced grammar for the Mvskoke language

Intermediate Creek Mvskoke Emponvkv Hokkolat By Pamela Innes, Linda Alexander, and Bertha Tilkens For those who have progressed beyond introductory lessons, Intermediate Creek offers an expanded understanding of the language and culture of the Muskogee (Creek) and Seminole Indians. The first advanced textbook for the language, this book builds on the grammatical principles set forth in the authors’ earlier book, Beginning Creek: Mvskoke Emponvkv, providing students with knowledge crucial to mastering more-complex linguistic constructions.

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Here are clear, comprehensive explanations of linguistic features such as the use of plural subject and object noun phrases; future tense and intentive mood; commands and causatives; postpositions and compound noun phrases; locatives; and sentences with multiple clauses. Linguistic anthropologist Pamela Innes and native speakers Linda Alexander and Bertha Tilkens have organized the book much as they did Beginning Creek. Each chapter begins with a presentation of the grammatical points to be learned, followed by new vocabulary, exercises, an essay relating the material to Muskogee and Seminole life, and suggested readings. Numerous diagrams and tables aid understanding, while an audio CD contains examples of spoken Mvskoke— conversations, a story, and a lullaby—and demonstrates the cadence and intonations of the language. Given resurgent interest in the Mvskoke language but a paucity of classroom resources for advanced study, Intermediate Creek not only offers a practical means for learning but also marks a significant step in preserving and revitalizing an important Native language.

Of related interest Beginning Creek Mvskoke Emponvkv By Pamela Innes, Linda Alexander, and Bertha Tilkens $29.95s Paper 978-0-8061-3583-0 Totkv Mocvse/New Fire Creek Folktales By Earnest Gouge $49.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-3588-5 $29.95s Paper 978-0-8061-3629-5 $29.95s DVD 978-0-8061-3630-1

Pamela Innes is Associate Professor of Linguistic Anthropology at the University of Wyoming, Laramie. Until her retirement, Linda Alexander taught Mvskoke language classes at the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University. Bertha Tilkens is retired as a consultant with the University of Oklahoma College of Nursing. Innes, Alexander, and Tilkens are coauthors of Beginning Creek: Mvskoke Emponvkv.


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The Attic Nights of Aulus Gellius An Intermediate Reader and Grammar Review By P. L. Chambers The second year of Latin instruction can be the most difficult for student and teacher alike. Students must remember a seemingly endless array of grammatical rules and vocabulary, and often the material to be translated seems dull and lengthy beyond endurance. These problems have been overcome by P. L. Chambers with the help of one ancient Roman. Aulus Gellius, a well-educated nobleman, is best known today for a collection of observations titled Noctes Atticae, a project he began during the long winter nights he spent in Attica, the region of Greece where Athens is located. The selections chosen for this reader touch on diverse aspects of Roman culture and can be easily understood and translated by intermediate students. A classroom-tested book, The Attic Nights of Aulus Gellius will motivate second-year students to continue their course of study while providing a much-needed alternative for Latin instructors seeking accessible textbooks for their students.

Original Paperback April $19.95s Paper 978-0-8061-3993-7 128 pages, 8 1/2 x 11 Literature/Classics

The following features accompany the translation texts • Brief grammar reviews at the start of each chapter • Passages from Noctes Atticae that demonstrate relevant grammatical topics

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• Sentence exercises based on the original text

Latin Alive and Well

• End-of-chapter vocabulary lists specific to the chapter readings

By P. L. Chambers

• A complete set of grammatical tables at the end of the book for quick reference • A glossary that includes basic vocabulary familiar to students from first-year study • A teacher’s key, available with adoption

An Introductory Text $24.95s Paper 978-0-8061-3816-9 Ceasar and the Crisis of Roman Aristocracy A Civil War Reader By James S. Ruebel $24.95 Paper 978-0-8061-3963-3 O Tempora! O Mores! Cicero’s Catilinarian Orations A Student Edition with Historical Essays By Susan O. Shapiro

P. L. Chambers is an instructor in the Department of Letters and Latin at the University of Oklahoma. She is the author of Latin Alive and Well: An Introductory Text.

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chambers the attic nights of aulus gellius

A student-friendly reader featuring entertaining texts and helpful grammar review


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Offers performers and music theorists new insights into ornamentation

Trill s in the Bach Cello Suites A Handbook for Performers By Jerome Carrington Foreword by Lynn Harrell The Cello Suites of Johann Sebastian Bach contain some one hundred trills, many open to diverse execution and more than half sparking controversy among musicians. Now accomplished cellist Jerome Carrington brings together and examines historically informed interpretations of the trills and compares them with contemporary performance practice.

march $40.00s Cloth 978-0-8061-4001-8 216 pages, 8 1/2 x 11 254 musical examples Music/Performing Arts

Carrington collects and annotates every trill in the Cello Suites, examining each ornament individually to find the most historically accurate solution for its execution. For determining the form of each trill, he offers a method that includes analysis of harmonic structure. Because no autograph copy of the Cello Suites has survived, he undertakes a detailed study of the manuscript of the Lute Suite in G minor, which Bach adapted from Cello Suite No. 5, as a reference for correcting errors and verifying harmonic and rhythmic details. Bursting with new ideas, Trills in the Bach Cello Suites offers insight for performers and music theorists alike. It will aid in the interpretation of these classic works as it renews our appreciation for Bach’s genius. Jerome Carrington has been principal cellist of three major American symphonies and was solo cellist for the Bethlehem Bach Festival Orchestra for ten years. Currently he teaches privately in New York City and is a member of the cello faculty in the Pre-College Division of the Juilliard School. His articles on cello performance have appeared in The Strad, Strings, and the Juilliard Journal. World-renowned cellist, Lynn Harrell has performed as soloist with nearly every distinguished symphony orchestra worldwide. His extensive discography of more than 30 recordings includes two Grammy Award winners and the complete Bach Cello Suites. Currently he is Professor of Cello in the Shepherd School of Music, Rice University.


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Too Long a Solitude Poems by James Ragan Acclaimed American poet James Ragan begins this newest collection of poems by asking whether “a rope could swing us / long and light across a widening trough / of all that fails us in our lives.” With these very first lines, Ragan draws readers into his world of vivid metaphor and evocative imagery, a world tinged with an aching sense of loss born of “a mind bereaved by solitude.” Yet if Ragan needs solitude to construct his poems, we are inspired to join him. In Too Long a Solitude, he takes us on far-flung journeys from equatorial jungles to Arctic icebergs and from heartbreaking loneliness to ecstatic human connection. Readers become travelers, with Ragan their insightful guide. “Ragan’s fine-grained poems move us through a remarkable range of total dexterity,” says poet C. K. Williams, and a strong streak of Wordsworthian nature-worship runs through the book. In “Bowing Trees,” this contemporary lyricist sings of saplings tending “to their ground as if the space were an altar.” His itinerant attention focuses in turn on the hills of London, rural roads in Belgium, and a garden wall in Vienna. Some journeys have the specificity of a scene witnessed (a Paris alley that might have entranced Picasso); others are journeys of the mind (a ride caught on an ice floe heading north out of Hudson Bay). Too Long a Solitude migrates from isolation to communion. Beginning alone on an iceberg, we eventually find ourselves at one with a lover in a moonlit vale. As solitude lifts and the journey ends, the poet finds he need no longer travel to find solace. But we’re glad, all the same, to have shared the journey with him. James Ragan has read his work before five heads of state and audiences at Carnegie Hall and the United Nations. In 1985 he was one of three Americans (with Robert Bly and Bob Dylan) invited to perform at the First International Poetry Festival in Moscow. Published collections of his award-winning poetry include In the Talking Hours, Womb-Weary, The Hunger Wall, Lusions, Selected Poems, and Shouldering the World. Also an accomplished screenwriter, Ragan served for twenty-five years as Director of the Graduate Professional Writing Program at the University of Southern California.

February $19.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-4016-2 $12.95s Paper 978-0-8061-4017-9 88 pages, 5 1/2 x 7 Poetry

ragan too long a solitude

A new collection from the world-renowned lyricist


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Precise transcriptions and first-time English translations of seventeenth-century Aztec plays

Nahuatl Theater, Volume 4 Nahua Christianity in Performance Edited by Barry D. Sell and Louise M. Burkhart This concluding volume in a remarkable series contains a rich collection of eighteenthcentury Christian-themed dramatizations performed in the Aztec language. Of the seven scripts, plus a fragment of an eighth, five have never before been published, and the other three have never been made available with their original Nahuatl orthography intact.

May $49.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-4010-0 368 pages, 7 x 10 4 b&w illus. Latin America/Drama

Of related interest Nahuatl Theater, Volume 1 Death and Life in Colonial Nahuatl Mexico Edited by Barry D. Sell and Louise M. Burkhart $49.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-3633-2 Nahuatl Theater, Volume 2 Our Lady of Guadalupe Edited by Barry D. Sell, Louise M. Burkhart, and Stafford Poole $49.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-3794-0 Nahuatl Theater, Volume 3 Spanish Golden Age Drama in Mexican Translation Edited by Barry D. Sell, Louise M. Burkhart, and Elizabeth R. Wright $49.95s Cloth 978-0-8061-3878-7

Barry D. Sell and Louise M. Burkhart have chosen plays that represent the types of dramas performed in late-colonial Aztec communities and underscore the differences between local religion and church doctrine. Included are a complex epiphany drama from Metepec, two morality plays, two Passion plays, and three history plays that show how Nahuas dramatized Christian legends to reinterpret the Spanish Conquest. Fruits of a performance tradition rooted in sixteenth-century collaborations between Franciscan friars and Nahua students, these plays demonstrate how vigorously Nahuas maintained their traditions of community theater, passing scripts from one town to another and preserving them over many generations. The editors provide new insights into Nahua conceptions of Christianity and of society, gender, and morality in the late colonial period. Their precise transcriptions and first-time English translations make this, along with the previous volumes, an indispensable resource for Mesoamerican scholars. Barry D. Sell, coeditor of A Guide to Confession Large and Small in the Mexican Language, 1634, is the recipient of research fellowships at the Newberry Library in Chicago and the John Carter Brown Library in Providence. Louise M. Burkhart is Professor of Anthropology and Latin American and Caribbean Studies, University at Albany, SUNY. She is the author of Holy Wednesday: A Nahua Drama from Early Colonial Mexico and other works on colonial Nahua religion.


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Tiwanaku Papers from the 2005 Mayer Center Symposium at the Denver Art Museum Edited by Margaret Young-Sánchez In 2005, the Denver Art Museum hosted a symposium in conjunction with the exhibition Tiwanaku: Ancestors of the Inca. An international array of scholars of Tiwanaku, Wari, and Inca art and archaeology presented results of the latest research conducted in Bolivia, Chile, and Peru. This copiously illustrated volume, edited by Margaret Young-Sánchez of the Denver Art Museum, presents revised and amplified papers from the symposium. Essays by archaeologists Alexei Vranich and Leonardo Benitez (both University of Pennsylvania) describe what their excavation and astronomical research have yielded at the site of Tiwanaku, in Bolivia. Georgia DeHavenon (Brooklyn Museum) surveys historical research and publications on Tiwanaku and its monuments. Christiane Clados (Free University of Berlin) and William Conklin (Field Museum, Textile Museum) each analyze styles and modes of representation in Tiwanaku art and arrive at provocative conclusions. R. Tom Zuidema reconsiders Tiwanaku iconography and sculptural composition, discerning complex calendrical information. Through a detailed analysis of Tiwanaku iconography, Krysztof Makowski (Pontifical Catholic University of Peru) examines the nature of Tiwanaku religious thought. Archaeologists and iconographers William Isbell (State University of New York, Binghamton) and Patricia Knobloch (Institute of Andean Studies) thoroughly discuss what they term the Southern Andean Interaction Sphere, which encompasses Tiwanaku, Wari, Pucara, and Atacama traditions. Wari tunics and their imagery are examined by Susan Bergh (Cleveland Museum of Art), yielding evidence of ranking. And John Hoopes (University of Kansas) discusses both archaeological and ethnohistoric evidence of links between ancient Tiwanaku and the later Inca. Bringing together current research on Pucara, Tiwanaku, Wari, and Inca art and archaeology, this volume will be an important resource for scholars and enthusiasts of ancient South America. Margaret Young-Sánchez is Chief Curator and Frederick and Jan Mayer Curator of preColumbian Art at the Denver Art Museum. She curated the collections of pre-Columbian, African, Oceanic, and American Indian Art at the Cleveland Museum of Art for ten years, before moving to Denver in 1999. Dr. Young-Sánchez earned B.A. and M.A. degrees in anthropology at Yale University and a doctorate in art history at Columbia University. Her exhibition Tiwanaku: Ancestors of the Inca opened in Denver in 2004.

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young-sánchez tiwanaku

Lavishly illustrated studies of the art of pre-Columbian cultures in Bolivia, Chile, and Peru


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New in Paperback

Forgotten Fires

Muting White Noise

Native Americans and the

Native American and

Transient Wilderness

European American Novel

By Omer C. Stewart

Traditions

Edited and with an introduction

By James H. Cox

by Henry T. Lewis and A critical examination of key novels by and about American Indians

M. Kat Anderson How North American Indians shaped and renewed the land long before Europeans arrived A common stereotype about American Indians is that for centuries they lived in static harmony with nature in a pristine wilderness that remained unchanged until European colonization. Omer C. Stewart was one of the first anthropologists to recognize that Native Americans made a significant impact across a wide range of environments. Most important, they regularly used fire to manage plant communities and associated animal species through varied and localized habitat burning. In Forgotten Fires, editors Henry T. Lewis and M. Kat Anderson present Stewart’s original research and insights, first presented in the 1950s yet still provocative today. Significant portions of Stewart’s text have not been available until now, and Lewis and Anderson set the anthropologist’s findings in the context of current knowledge about Native hunter-gathers and their uses of fire. Omer C. Stewart authored the award-winning Peyote Religion: A History. Henry T. Lewis was Professor of Anthropology at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, and author of Patterns of Burning in California: Ecology and Ethnohistory. M. Kat Anderson is the national ethnoecologist of the Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and author of Tending the Wild: Native American Knowledge and the Management of California’s Natural Resources. february $24.95s Paper 978-0-8061-4037-7

Native American fiction writers have confronted Euro-American narratives about Indians and the colonial world those narratives help create. These Native authors offer stories in which Indians remake this colonial world by resisting conquest and assimilation, sustaining their cultures and communities, and surviving. In Muting White Noise, James H. Cox considers how Native authors have liberated our imaginations from colonial narratives. Cox takes his title from Sherman Alexie, for whom the white noise of a television set represents the white mass-produced culture that mutes American Indian voices. By foregrounding the work of Native intellectuals in his readings of the American Indian novel tradition, Cox develops a critical perspective from which to re-see the role played by the Euro-American novel tradition in justifying and enabling colonialism. Cox also offers “red readings” of several revered Euro-American novels, including Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. Muting White Noise breaks new ground in literary criticism. It stands with Native authors in their struggle to reclaim their own narrative space and tell stories that empower and nurture, rather than undermine and erase, American Indians and their communities. Assistant Professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin, James H. Cox specializes in Native American and American literature. He also serves as a coeditor of SAIL (Studies in American Indian Literatures).

384 pages, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4 10 b&w illus. American Indian

Volume 51 in the American Indian Literature and Critical Studies Series March $24.95s Paper 978-0-8061-4021-6 352 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 American Indian/Literature


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Daily Life in the

Peyote vs. the State

Roman City

Religious Freedom on Trial

Rome, Pompeii, and Ostia

By Garrett Epps

By Gregory S. Aldrete

The story of the constitutional showdown over Native Americans’ religious use of peyote

A compact but complete portrait of ancient Roman life

Although most Romans lived outside urban centers, the core of Roman civilization lay in its cities. Throughout the empire these cities—modeled as they were after Rome—were strikingly alike. In Gregory Aldrete’s exhaustive account, readers can peer into the inner workings of daily life in ancient Rome and examine the history, infrastructure, government, and economy of Rome; its emperors; and its inhabitants—their life and death, dangers and pleasures, entertainment, and religion. Aldrete also shows how Roman cities differed. To accomplish this, he explores not only Rome but also Ostia, an industrial port town, and Pompeii, the doomed playground of the rich. Daily Life in the Roman City includes a chronology, maps, numerous illustrations, useful appendices (on names, the Roman calendar, clothing and appearance, and construction techniques), a bibliography, and an index. This volume is ideal for high school and college students and for others wishing to examine the realities of life in ancient Rome. Gregory S. Aldrete is Professor of History and Humanistic Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, and the author of Floods of the Tiber in Ancient Rome, Gestures and Acclamations in Ancient Rome, and The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Daily Life in the Ancient World.

With the grace of a novel, this book chronicles the six-year duel between two remarkable men with different visions of religious freedom in America. Neither sought the conflict. Al Smith, a substance-abuse counselor to Native Americans, wanted only to earn a living. Dave Frohnmayer, the attorney general of Oregon, was planning his gubernatorial campaign and seeking care for his desperately ill daughters. But before this constitutional confrontation was over, Frohnmayer and Smith twice asked the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether the First Amendment protects the right of American Indians to seek and worship God through the use of peyote. The Court finally said no. Garrett Epps tracks the landmark case from the humblest hearing room to the Supreme Court chamber—and beyond. This paperback edition includes a new epilogue by the author that explores a retreat from the ruling since it was handed down in 1990. Weaving fascinating legal narrative with personal drama, Peyote vs. the State offers a riveting look at how justice works— and sometimes doesn’t—in America today. Garrett Epps, the author of four books and a former reporter for the Washington Post, is Professor of Law at the University of Baltimore.

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Publishers of the American West since 1902 Aird Mormon Convert, Mormon Defector

A rare interior portrait of a man who loved Mormonism, then left it

Mormon Convert, Mormon Defector A Scottish Immigrant in the American West, 1848–1861 By Polly Aird Peter McAuslan heeded Mormon missionaries spreading the faith in his native Scotland in the mid-1840s. The uncertainty his family faced in a rapidly industrializing economy, the political turmoil erupting across Europe, the welter of competing religions—all were signs of the imminent end of time, the missionaries warned. For those who would journey to a new Zion in the American West, opportunity and spiritual redemption awaited. When McAuslan converted in 1848, he believed he had a found a faith that would give his life meaning. June $39.95s Cloth 978-0-87062-369-1 320 pages, 6.125 x 9.25 27 b&w illus., 4 maps Biography/Western History

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A few years later, McAuslan and his family left Scotland for Utah, Peter arrived, his doubts grew about the religious community he had joined so wholeheartedly. Historian Polly Aird tells the story of how McAuslan first embraced, then came to question, and ultimately renounced the Mormon faith and left Utah. It would be the most courageous act of his life. In Mormon Convert, Mormon Defector, Aird tells of Scottish emigrants who endured a harrowing transatlantic and transcontinental journey to join their brethren in the valley of the Great Salt Lake. But to McAuslan and others like him, the Promised Land of Salt Lake City turned out to be quite different from what was promised: droughts and plagues of locusts destroyed crops and brought on famine, and U.S. Army troops threatened on the borders. Mormon leaders responded with fiery sermons attributing their trials to divine retribution for backsliding and sin. When the leaders countenanced violence and demanded absolute obedience, Peter McAuslan decided to abandon his adopted faith. With his family, and escorted by a U.S. Army detachment for protection, he fled to California. Mormon Convert, Mormon Defector reveals the tumultuous 1850s in Utah and the West in vivid detail. Drawing on McAuslan’s writings and other archival sources, Aird offers a rare interior portrait of a man in whom religious enthusiasm warred with indignation at absolutist religious authorities and fear for the consequences of dissension. In so doing, she brings to life a dramatic but little-known period of American history. Polly Aird is an independent historian whose award-winning articles have appeared in the Utah Historical Quarterly, the Journal of Mormon History, and Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought. She lives in Seattle, Washington.


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Publishers of the American West since 1902 Foley At Standing Rock and Wounded Knee

Offers new insights into Wounded Knee

At Standing Rock and Wounded Knee The Journals and Papers of Father Francis M. Craft, 1888–1890 Edited and Annotated by Thomas W. Foley Foreword by Michael F. Steltenkamp During the turbulent final years of the Indian Wars, a young Catholic priest entered service as a missionary to the Sioux Indians in Dakota Territory. Father Francis M. Craft rode a three-hundred-mile circuit on the Standing Rock Reservation and, in 1890, was a witness to events at Wounded Knee, where he sustained serious wounds. His journals provide valuable insights into reservation life, including the federal acquisition of Sioux lands and tensions between the Catholic Church and the Indian Bureau. Thomas W. Foley, author of a previous biography of Craft, now presents key selections from Craft’s voluminous journals and papers. In addition to documenting significant events, Craft’s writings reveal his driven, stubborn personality as he went about his day-to-day routines: performing sacraments, ministering to the sick, even working to create an Indian sisterhood. Sympathetic to Indian traditions, he provides valuable insight into Lakota spiritual life. By drawing on Craft’s eyewitness report of Wounded Knee, Foley offers a bold reinterpretation of that event as a genuine battle rather than a massacre. The volume also features more than twenty illustrations, including two previously unpublished Wounded Knee maps drawn by Craft himself. Thomas W. Foley, a retired labor-personnel executive, is the author of Father Francis M. Craft: Missionary to the Sioux. Michael F. Steltenkamp, Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at Wheeling Jesuit University, West Virginia, is the author of Black Elk: Holy Man of the Oglala.

May $45.00s Cloth 978-0-87062-372-1 288 pages, 6 x 9 20 b&w illus., 4 maps Biography/American Indian

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Publishers of the American West since 1902 McChristian Fort Laramie

The last word on this quintessential frontier army post

Fort L ar amie Military Bastion of the High Plains By Douglas C. McChristian Foreword by Paul L. Hedren Of all the U.S. Army posts in the West, none witnessed more history than Fort Laramie, positioned where the northern Great Plains join the Rocky Mountains. From its beginnings as a trading post in 1834 to its abandonment by the army in 1890, it was involved in the buffalo hide trade, overland migrations, Indian wars and treaties, the Utah War, Confederate maneuvering, and the coming of the telegraph and first transcontinental railroad.

volume 26 in the frontier military series March $45.00s Cloth 978-0-87062-360-8 $150.00s Leather Limited Edition 978-0-87062-361-5 448 pages, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4 26 b&w illus., 2 maps Military History/Western History

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Douglas C. McChristian has written the first complete history of Fort Laramie, chronicling every critical stage in its existence, including its addition to the National Park System. He draws on an extraordinary array of archival materials—including those at Fort Laramie National Historic Site—to present new data about the fort and new interpretations of historical events. Emphasizing the fort’s military history, McChristian documents the army’s vital role in ending challenges posed by American Indians to U.S. occupation and settlement of the region, and he expands on the fort’s interactions with the many Native peoples of the Central Plains and Rocky Mountains. He provides a particularly lucid description of the infamous Grattan fight of 1854, which initiated a generation of strife between Indians and U.S. soldiers, and he recounts the 1851 Horse Creek and 1868 Fort Laramie treaties. Meticulously researched and gracefully told, this is a long-overdue military history of one of the American West’s most venerable historic places.

Fort Laramie and the Great Sioux War By Paul L. Hedren $19.95 Paper 978-0-8061-3049-1 Fort Riley and Its Neighbors Military Money and Economic Growth, 1853–1895 By William A. Dobak $24.95s Paper 978-0-8061-3908-1

Douglas C. McChristian is retired as Research Historian for the National Park Service (NPS) in its Santa Fe regional office. A former NPS Field Historian at Fort Laramie and other national historic sites, he is author of Fort Bowie, Arizona: Combat Post of the Southwest, 1858–1894 and the two-volume Uniforms, Arms, and Equipment: The U.S. Army on the Western Frontier, 1880–1892. Paul L. Hedren is author of many articles and books on western frontier military history, including Fort Laramie and the Great Sioux War.


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Military Register of

Nelson Cole’s Western

Custer’s Last Command

Campaign of 1865

By Roger L. Williams

The Journals of

The most extensive reference available on the 7th Cavalry

Lyman G. Bennett and Other Eyewitness Accounts By David E. Wagner A detailed recounting of the difficult campaign that presaged the post–Civil War Indian wars of the western plains The entry for September 8, 1865, is terse: “We marched and fought over 15 miles today.” With these few words civilian military engineer Lyman G. Bennett characterized the experience of the 1,400 men of the Powder River Expedition’s Eastern Division as they trudged through largely unexplored territory and faced off with American Indians determined to keep their hunting grounds. David E. Wagner’s Powder River Odyssey: Nelson Cole’s Western Campaign of 1865 tells the story of a largely forgotten campaign at the pivotal moment when the Civil War ended and the Indian wars captured national attention. The expedition’s mission seemed simple: punish the bands of Sioux, Cheyenne, and Arapaho that had attacked white emigrants and commercial traffic moving west along the Oregon Trail. But the army’s western command failed to appreciate either the resolve of their enemies or the difficulties of the terrain. Cole’s men, ill-provisioned from the outset, began to die of scurvy two months into the campaign and contemplated mutiny. Bennett’s previously unpublished journal and other primary sources clarify and correct previous accounts of the expedition. Fifteen detailed maps reflect the author’s intimate knowledge of the topography along the expedition’s route. Wagner’s documentary account reveals in stark detail the difficulties inherent in the army’s attempt to pacify the American West. David E. Wagner has been a serious student of the Indian wars in the West for almost 40 years. After a 38-year career in sales and management with Pitney Bowes, Inc., he retired and moved to Wyoming. volume 27 in the frontier military series March $39.95s Cloth 978-0-87062-359-2 $125.00s Limited Edition Cloth 978-0-87062-370-7 288 pages, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4 21 b&w illus., 15 maps Military History/Western History

With so much written about the actual battle at the Little Bighorn on June 25, 1876, Roger L. Williams has now compiled a wealth of data concerning the men of the 7th Cavalry at the time of the engagement. Military Register of Custer’s Last Command presents for the first time the complete military history of every enlisted man on the regimental rolls, with particular attention devoted to the well-known campaigns from the Washita to Wounded Knee. Williams has culled a vast amount of primary-source material, much of it never before published, to shed new light on Custer’s forces and provide previously unknown names for several troopers. As a reference for future historians, the book includes for the first time the 400-plus pension-file and personal-file numbers for Custer’s troops. The volume also offers new information on Custer himself and on the civilian mule-packers and American Indian scouts who accompanied the expedition. As the first in-depth analysis of the statistics related to the battle, Military Register of Custer’s Last Command is the most extensive work available on the 7th Cavalry. With its exhaustive bibliography, it will stand as a definitive resource for historians and enthusiasts and a tribute to all enlisted soldiers on the western frontier. Roger L. Williams has spent 46 years researching the 7th Cavalry and the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Now retired after a 43-year career in the commercial airline industry, he resides with his wife Carol in Arizona. volume 14 in the hidden springs of custeriana series May $95.00s Cloth 978-0-87062-368-4 400 pages, 7 x 10 2 b&w illus., 14 tables Military History

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Larsen They Know Who They Are

A stunning collection of paintings of living Chickasaw elders

They Know Who They Are Elders of the Chickasaw Nation By Mike and Martha Larsen In August 2004, Oklahoma Centennial project artist Mike Larsen approached Chickasaw Nation leaders with an idea to honor living Chickasaw elders—sages of his own tribe. He wanted to learn about their families and hear their stories, and he wanted to connect with their Chickasaw strength and spirit. Larsen’s vision was to paint a series of portraits of these elders.

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Accompanied by his wife, Martha Larsen, the artist began a creative process that turned into a personal journey. During the interviews, the Larsens were often treated like members of the elders’ families. They listened and learned what it means to be Chickasaw—what it means to “know who you are.” In the Larsen studio, carefully rendered sketches progressed from paper to canvas to yield the 24 remarkable paintings reproduced in this volume. Martha Larsen has written a richly detailed narrative, based on each elder’s interview, documenting his or her cultural beliefs, experiences, and history. Chickasaw artist and sculptor Mike Larsen grew up in Oklahoma and Texas. Especially known for his paintings and sculptures of dancing figures, he was commissioned by the State of Oklahoma to paint the 26-foot mural in the capital rotunda that features five internationally prominent American Indian ballerinas born in Oklahoma. His award-winning work has appeared in numerous exhibitions throughout the United States. Martha Larsen, a photographer, writer, and former small-business owner, currently handles the business affairs of Larsen Studios.


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Tate Edmund Pickens (Okchantubby)

The story of one of the most important Chickasaw leaders of the past 200 years, as told by a Chickasaw elder and direct descendant

Edmund Pickens (Okchantubby) First Elected Chickasaw Chief, His Life and Times By Juanita J. Keel Tate Edmund Pickens lived through a crucial period in Chickasaw history. During Removal in 1836, he traveled with his wife and children on the sad journey from the Chickasaw homelands to Indian Territory. Like other Chickasaws, he faced many hardships after settling in the new territory. But as Juanita J. Keel Tate shows in this first book-length account of Pickens’s life and times, he persevered and triumphed as a statesman and tribal leader. Tate devoted forty-seven years to researching and writing about Pickens, visiting many courthouses in the Chickasaw homelands to locate early homesteads and Pickens family records. In Edmund Pickens (Okchantubby): First Elected Chickasaw Chief, His Life and Times, Tate describes Pickens’s service as a representative on several Chickasaw commissions that negotiated important treaties in Washington, D.C., and his work as a member of the delegation that signed the Treaty of Doaksville with Choctaw leaders in 1837. Pickens helped develop the 1856 Chickasaw Constitution and served in the Chickasaw Senate from 1857 to 1861. He signed the treaty of alliance with the Confederate States of America in 1861 and lived through the tumultuous period of the Civil War. Afterward, he served as a commissioner, negotiating the Reconstruction Treaty of 1866. Respected by the Chickasaw people for his devotion and trustworthiness, Pickens was the first elected chief of the Chickasaw Nation. With this insightful biography, Tate provides the testimony to Pickens’s character that this great leader has long deserved.

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Juanita J. Keel Tate, ninety-eight-year-old Chickasaw elder, is noted for her considerable knowledge of tribal history and culture. A great-granddaughter of Edmund Pickens, Tate has been inducted into the Chickasaw Nation Hall of Fame and the Chilocco Indian School Hall of Fame.

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Lambert Never Give Up! The Life of Pearl Carter Scott

The story of a revered tribal elder whom Wiley Post taught to fly

Never Give Up! The Life of Pearl Carter Scott By Paul F. Lambert In this book, Paul F. Lambert recounts the remarkable life of Pearl Carter Scott, child aviator, single mother, and revered Chickasaw elder. Born in 1915 and raised in Marlow, Oklahoma, Pearl Carter enjoyed a privileged childhood. Her white father was a gifted businessman who happened to be blind. Her mother was half Chickasaw and half Choctaw. When Pearl was twelve, she met Wiley Post, who was just beginning his aviation career, and he taught the adventurous young girl how to fly. After she turned thirteen, her father bought her an airplane and converted a pasture into an airstrip. She married at age sixteen, and by the age of eighteen, with one child and another on the way, she retired from flying—even though it had made her a celebrity. January $24.95s Cloth 978-0-9797858-0-1 278 pages, 6 x 9 126 b&w illus. Biography/American Indian

Pearl and her husband raised three children, but the Great Depression and other circumstances dissolved the family’s fortune. Then a fire destroyed most of her and her husband’s belongings, and a few years later, she found herself divorced and poor. Yet Pearl maintained her positive outlook even during these difficult times. She turned to a life of service to the Chickasaw people and became a revered tribal elder who was inducted into the Oklahoma Aviation and Space Hall of Fame and the Chickasaw Nation Hall of Fame. Paul F. Lambert works as a consultant to the Chickasaw Nation and the Oklahoma Historical Society. He is the author or coauthor of thirteen books related to the history of Oklahoma and the petroleum industry.

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Green Chickasaw Lives

Episodes in Chickasaw history, from earliest times into the modern era of tribal government

Chickasaw Lives Volume One: Explorations in Tribal History By Richard Green Arriving from the west ages ago, the people who became the Chickasaws settled in a portion of southeastern North America. As they were emerging from the Mound Builder culture into historical times, they became embroiled in the deadly quest of European colonial powers to extend their empires to the New World. By the 1730s, the Chickasaws were targeted for extermination. But, as Richard Green shows in Chickasaw Lives, the Chickasaw people survived and prospered. Then their one-time ally, the United States, became their adversary and forced the tribe to move west to Indian Territory. After several years of despondency, the people were again building a great nation. Simultaneously, however, a great horde of Anglo-Americans settled illegally on their new land. With some of those Americans clamoring for Oklahoma statehood, the U.S. government set a date to extinguish the tribe’s government and land base.

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Here for the first time is a selection of articles and essays that explain why that did not happen. Green explains how the tribe kept body and soul together until tribal government could be reconstituted and revitalized after the United States in the 1960s stopped attempting to vanquish tribal governments. The twenty-nine articles featured here are arranged chronologically from prehistory into the modern era. Topics include the Mound Builders, the epic battle with Hernando de Soto, European colonial manipulations and wars, Removal to Indian Territory, the land-allotment period, and the Chickasaw Nation’s revitalization in the second half of the twentieth century. Richard Green has been Tribal Historian of the Chickasaw Nation since 1994. He is the founding editor of the Journal of Chickasaw History and author of the awardwinning biography Te Ata: Chickasaw Storyteller, American Treasure.

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hatcher Travis Picked Apart the Bones

A collection of poems illustrating the cultural and familial experiences of a Chickasaw woman

Picked Apart the Bones By Rebecca Hatcher Travis For Rebecca Hatcher Travis, writing a book of poems is similar to growing a pecan tree. Both take a long time to develop. For the poems in this exquisite collection, “the seeds were planted in childhood and earth, and blossomed with family and love.” Hatcher Travis bases her poems on memories of her Chickasaw family and the Oklahoma landscapes surrounding her as a child. The poems also are testimonies to the ancestors who have passed on to the next life. Featuring the poem “Picked Apart the Bones,” which won the First Book Award for Poetry from the Native Writers’ Circle of the Americas.

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Rebecca Hatcher Travis is an enrolled citizen of the Chickasaw Nation. Her work, which often reflects her Native American heritage, has appeared in literary journals, anthologies, and the Chickasaw Times. The Gulf Coast Poets, a chapter of the Poetry Society of Texas, honored Hatcher Travis for her poem “Whisper in the Dark.”


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Barbour, Cobb-Greetham, Hogan Chickasaw: Unconquered and Unconquerable

A vivid recounting of Chickasaw history and culture told through essays and photography

Chickasaw Unconquered and Unconquerable By Jeannie Barbour, Dr. Amanda Cobb-Greetham, and Linda Hogan Introduction by Bill Anoatubby Photography by David G. Fitzgerald “The story of the Chickasaw Nation is one of survival, persistence, triumph, achievement, and beauty. It is the story of a people determined not only to survive but to prosper and live well. Built with this fundamental ideal, Chickasaw government stands on a foundation that serves its people with the ebb and flow of history’s events. It is a chronicle of unsurpassed natural splendor and spiritual connectivity to the land that can never be permanently separated from the hearts of Chickasaws.” Bill Anoatubby, Governor of the Chickasaw Nation

From their homelands in the Southeast, to their removal to Indian Territory, to their status as a thriving nation today, the Chickasaw people represent one of the most resilient cultures in American history. Through vivid photographs and insightful essays, this book tells the incredible story of the Chickasaws. Featuring the award-winning photography of David Fitzgerald and essays by Chickasaw writers Jeannie Barbour, Dr. Amanda Cobb-Greetham, and Linda Hogan, this authoritative book brings alive the unique history and identity of the Chickasaws. Handsomely produced, Chickasaw: Unconquered and Unconquerable is the winner of a gold medal for design from the Independent Publishers Association.

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Jeannie Barbour, a Chickasaw historian, artist, author, and advocate for Native American rights, is director of the Chickasaw Press. Dr. Amanda Cobb-Greetham is Associate Professor of American Studies at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, and Editor-in-Chief of the Chickasaw Press. Linda Hogan, a Chickasaw poet, novelist, essayist, playwright, and activist, is the author of numerous works, including the novel Mean Spirit, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. David G. Fitzgerald, a professional photographer for more than thirty years, has been inducted into the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame.

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G

K

O

T

Adams, Class and Race in

Chambers, Attic Nights of

Gall, Larson, 17

Kniptash, On the Western Front

On the Western Front with the

Tate, Edmund Pickens, 47

the Frontier Army, 24

Aulus Gellius, The, 35

Goetzmann, West of the

with the Rainbow Division, 27

Rainbow Division, Kniptash, 27

Taylor/Dial-Driver/Burrage/

Agnes Lake Hickok, Fisher/

Chickasaw, Barbour/Cobb-

Imagination, The, 2–3

Our Better Nature, Dreyfus, 9

Emmons-Featherston, Voices

Bowers, 11

Greetham/Hogan, 51

Going Green, Pritchett, 4

Aird, Mormon Convert, Mormon

Chickasaw Lives, Green, 49

Grafe, Lanterns on the Prairie, 7

Defector, 42

Class and Race in the Frontier

Great Day to Fight Fire, A,

Aldrete, Daily Life in the

Army, Adams, 24

Matthews, 16

Roman City, 41

Colorado, Brandstatter/

Green, Chickasaw Lives, 49

Allen, Decent, Orderly

Evans/Hassrick/Parks, 14

Gypsy Horses and the Travelers’

Lynching, A,18

Conflict on the Rio Grande,

Way, Hockensmith, 12

Amber Waves and Undertow,

Littlefield, 26

Turner, 8

Cox, Muting White Noise, 40

Anaya, Essays, The, 21 Art from Fort Marion, Szabo, 19 Askew, Strange Business, 15 Askew, Harpsong, 15 At Standing Rock and Wounded Knee, Foley, 43 Attic Nights of Aulus Gellius, The, Chambers, 35

B Baby Doe Tabor, Temple, 16 Barbour, Jedediah Smith, 10 Barbour/Cobb-Greetham/ Hogan, Chickasaw, 51 Benedict, Jayhawkers, 23 Bennett, We’ll Find the Place, 19

Peyote vs. the State, Epps, 41

Larsen, They Know Who They

Pettit, Riding for the Brand, 18

Are, 46

Picked Apart the Bones,

Larson, Gall, 17

Hatcher Travis, 50

Let’s Speak Chickasaw,

Powder River Odyssey, Wagner,

H

Chikashshanompa’

45

Kilanompoli’, Munro/

Pritchett, Going Green, 4

D

Harpsong, Askew, 15

Willmond, 33

Hatcher Travis, Picked Apart

Littlefield, Conflict on the Rio

Daily Life in the Roman City,

the Bones, 50

Grande, 26

Aldrete, 41

Hero Street, U.S.A., Wilson, 6

Decent, Orderly Lynching, A,

Hockensmith, Gypsy Horses

Allen, 18

and the Travelers’ Way, 12

Dreams to Dust, Russell, 20

Hockensmith, Spanish

Dreyfus, Our Better Nature, 9

Mustangs in the Great

E Edmund Pickens, Tate, 47 Epps, Peyote vs. the State, 41

Russell, Dreams to Dust, 20

May, Michener, 17

Rust, Flying Across America, 1

Military Register of Custer’s Last Campaign, Williams, 45

Essays, The, Anaya, 21

in the Southwest, Carter, 31

Defector, Aird, 42

Indian Blues, Troutman, 28

Munro/Willmond, Let’s Speak

Innes/Alexander/Tilkens,

Chickasaw, Chikashshanompa’

Intermediate Creek, 34

Kilanompoli’, 33

Intermediate Creek, Innes/

Muting White Noise, Cox, 40

F

1650–1775, 30 Brandstatter/Evans/

Flying Across America, Rust, 1

Hassrick/Parks, Colorado, 14

Following Isabella, Root, 5

the Spanish in the Southwest, 31

I

Fire, A, 16

Michener, May, 17

Forgotten Fires, Stewart, 40

Alexander/Tilkens, 34

J

Riding for the Brand, Pettit, 18

S Safeguarding Federalism, Nugent, 32 Sell/Burkhart, Nahuatl Theater, Vol. 4, 38 Soldiers West, Hutton/Ball, 25 Spanish Mustangs in the Great American West, Hockensmith, 13

N

Stevens, Radical L.A., 29

Nahuatl Theater, Vol 4, Sell/

Strange Business, Askew, 15

Stewart, Forgotten Fires, 40

Fort Laramie, McChristian, 44

Jayhawkers, Benedict, 23

Burkhart, 38

Sundance Kid, The, Ernst, 22

Foley, At Standing Rock and

Jedediah Smith, Barbour, 10

Native People of Southern New

Szabo, Art from Fort Marion, 19

Wounded Knee, 43

England, 1650–1775, Bragdon, 30 Never Give Up!, Lambert, 48 Nugent, Safeguarding Federalism, 32

Larsen, 46 Tiwanaku, Young-Sánchez, 39 Too Long a Solitude, Ragan, 37 Trills in the Bach Cello Suites, Carrington, 36 Troutman, Indian Blues, 28 Turner, Amber Waves and

V

Root, Following Isabella, 5

McChristian, Fort Laramie, 44

They Know Who They Are,

Radical L.A., Stevens, 29

Matthews, Great Day to Fight

Mormon Convert, Mormon

Hickok, 11

Carter, Indian Alliances and

Hutton/Ball, Soldiers West, 25

Temple, Baby Doe Tabor, 16

Undertow, 8

M

Indian Alliances and the Spanish

Fisher/Bowers, Agnes Lake

Cello Suites, 36

American West, 13

from the Heartland, 20

R Ragan, Too Long a Solitude, 37

Ernst, Sundance Kid, The, 22

Southern New England,

Carrington, Trills in the Bach

Lambert, Never Give Up!, 48

P

Lanterns on the Prairie, Grafe, 7

Bragdon, Native People of

C

L

Voices from the Heartland, Taylor/Dial-Driver/ Burrage/Emmons Featherston, 20

W Wagner, Powder River Odessey, 45 We’ll Find the Place, Bennett, 19 West of the Imagination, The, Goetzmann, 2-3 Williams, Military Register of Custer’s Last Campaign, 45 Wilson, Hero Street, U.S.A., 6

Y Young-Sánchez, Tiwanaku, 39


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