Native American History Books Contested Plains Indians Goldseekers and the Rush to Colorado by Elliott West Old West History Readers Gift

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This is a near fine (almost like new) hardcover with dust jacket. 1998 University Press of Kansas. This copy is crisp and clean inside and out. The pages are crisp, clean w no markings seen. The binding is tight and straight. Gray hardcover boards under dust jacket are also near fine. The dust jacket is clean and shiny with only light shelf wear. Standard octavo size or 6" x 9" with 422 pages.

Retracing a chapter in American history, the author Elliott West chronicles the struggles. triumphs, and defeats of both Indian and whites as they pursued their clashing dreams of greatness in the heart of the continent. The Contested Plains recounts the rise of Native American horse culture, white American's discovery and pursuit of gold in the Rocky Mountains, and the wrenching changes and bitter conflicts that ensued. It illuminates both ancient and more recent history of the plains and eastern Rocky Mountains.

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