By Hampton Sides

ISBN-10: 0385507771

ISBN-13: 9780385507776

ISBN-10: 0553756818

ISBN-13: 9780553756814

ISBN-10: 1400031109

ISBN-13: 9781400031108

A marvelous background of the yankee conquest of the West; "a tale jam-packed with authority and colour, fact and prophecy" (The manhattan instances e-book Review).

In the summer time of 1846, the military of the West marched via Santa Fe, en path to invade and occupy the Western territories claimed through Mexico. Fueled via the recent ideology of “Manifest Destiny,” this land seize could bring about a decades-long conflict among the USA and the Navajos, the fiercely resistant rulers of an immense swath of mountainous desolate tract wilderness.

At the heart of this sweeping story is package Carson, the trapper, scout, and soldier whose adventures made him a legend. facets indicates us how this illiterate mountain guy understood and revered the Western tribes greater than the other American, but willingly orders that might eventually devastate the Navajo kingdom. wealthy intimately and spanning greater than 3 a long time, this can be a necessary addition to our realizing of the way the West was once fairly won.

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