Trail to Wounded Knee
The Last Stand of the Plains Indians 1860-1890
In eight chapters that begin in 1860 and end in 1890, accompanied by illustrations, photographs-some published for the first time-and maps, find the story of the demise of the Plains Indians: proud, strong, and resourceful, the very image of the American West. Chapter by chapter see how their ancient culture was decimated in a single generation, through three decades of bitter warfare. Between the end of the Civil War and the white man's final conquest of the frontier, U.S. Army soldiers and Indians collided again and again, in the Sand Creek Massacre, the Battle of Washita, the Battle of the Little Bighorn, and in other fierce chases, retreats, and clashes, culminating in the devastating massacre of Big Foot's village at Wounded Knee in December 1890. This eloquent story is written by Herman Viola, a scholar and advocate of the American Indian who has been entrusted with the story by Native American scholars.
199 pp — ©2004