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By Ronald K. Wetherington,Frances Levine

ISBN-10: 0806144408

ISBN-13: 9780806144405

Battles and massacres are intimate affairs for fighters and others concerned, their actual and emotional violence usually stemming from fervor and worry. even if mass killing characterizes either battles and massacres, the 2 are profoundly various. Battles occur among defense force; massacres are one-sided occasions within which the lifeless are often blameless sufferers. but the fog of conflict shrouds either massacres and battles in a practical amnesia. members bear in mind what precisely occurred in the course of this kind of violent come across in simple terms imperfectly, and later readability can't continuously rectify debts hence rendered. Even naming the occasions as battles or massacres already imposes an interpretive framework upon them.

This designated examine facilities on 4 severe engagements among Anglo-Americans and American Indians at the southwestern frontier: the conflict of Cieneguilla (1854), the conflict of Adobe partitions (1864), the Sand Creek bloodbath (1864), and the Mountain Meadows bloodbath (1857). Editors Ronald ok. Wetherington and Frances Levine juxtapose ancient and archaeological views on each one occasion to untangle the anomaly and controversy that encompass either old and extra modern money owed of every of those violent outbreaks. either disciplines, the participants clarify, yield strangely related narratives and interpretive contract; and the teachings realized from those nineteenth-century killing fields approximately wartime reporting and command disasters stay appropriate today.

Contributions by T. Lindsay Baker, J. Brett Cruse, Will Gorenfeld, Shannon A. Novak, Lars Rodseth, Douglas D. Scott, and Joe Watkins

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