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The Resource Shadows at dawn : a borderlands massacre and the violence of history, Karl Jacoby

Shadows at dawn : a borderlands massacre and the violence of history, Karl Jacoby

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Shadows at dawn : a borderlands massacre and the violence of history
Title
Shadows at dawn
Title remainder
a borderlands massacre and the violence of history
Statement of responsibility
Karl Jacoby
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Predawn, April 30, 1871, a party of Americans, Mexicans, and Tohono O'odham Indians gathered outside an Apache camp in the Arizona borderlands. At first light they struck, murdering nearly 150 Apaches, mostly women and children, in their sleep. In its day, the atrocity, known as the Camp Grant Massacre, generated unparalleled national attention--federal investigations, heated debate in the press, and a tense criminal trial. This was the era of the United States' "peace policy" toward Indians, and the Apaches had been living on a would-be reservation, under the supposed protection of the U.S. Army. President Grant decried the act as "purely murder," but American settlers countered that the distant U.S. government had failed to protect them from Apache attacks. The massacre has since largely faded from memory. Now, drawing on oral histories, newspaper reports, and participants' accounts, author Karl Jacoby brings this horrific incident and tumultuous era to life.--From publisher description
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1965-
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Jacoby, Karl
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Penguin history of American life
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  • Camp Grant Massacre, Ariz., 1871
  • Apache Indians
  • Apache Indians
  • Massacres
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians, Treatment of
  • Aravaipa Canyon (Ariz.)
Label
Shadows at dawn : a borderlands massacre and the violence of history, Karl Jacoby
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [323]-344) and index
Contents
pt. 1. Violence. -- The O'odham -- Los Vecinos -- The Americans -- The Nṉēē -- pt. 2. Justice. -- pt. 3. Memory. -- The O'odham -- Los Vecinos -- The Americans -- The Nṉēē
Control code
213308975
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xix, 358 p.
Isbn
9781594201936
Lccn
2008028643
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)213308975
Label
Shadows at dawn : a borderlands massacre and the violence of history, Karl Jacoby
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [323]-344) and index
Contents
pt. 1. Violence. -- The O'odham -- Los Vecinos -- The Americans -- The Nṉēē -- pt. 2. Justice. -- pt. 3. Memory. -- The O'odham -- Los Vecinos -- The Americans -- The Nṉēē
Control code
213308975
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xix, 358 p.
Isbn
9781594201936
Lccn
2008028643
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)213308975

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