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Massacre Along the Medicine Road: A Social History of the Indian War of 1864 in Nebraska Territory

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Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press

In August 1864, Cheyenne and Sioux warriors launched a serires of raids on the "road ranches" along the California-Oregon Train in Nebraska Territory, killing, wounding or capturing dozens of white settlers. Massacre Along the Medicine Road details that violent summer, as seen through the eyes of the people who were the targets of the attacks.

Book News Annotation:

In August 1864, Cheyenne and Sioux warriors launched a series of raids on the "road ranches" along the California-Oregon Trail in Nebraska Territory, killing, wounding, or capturing dozens of whites. This account details that violent summer as seen through the eyes of the people who were the targets of the attacks, drawing on documents, diaries, and newspaper accounts from the period. Includes b&w historical photos and a b&w fold-out map. Becher, a Nebraska native, has 13 years of experience in teaching elementary and junior high school, and is a member of the Oregon-California Trails Association.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Ronald Becher spent seven years researching the causes and effects of the Indian War of 1864 in Nebraska Territory. He offers an objective chronicle of the events that occurred during that hot August when Cheyenne and Sioux warriors swept down on the Oregon-California Trail — as seen through the eyes of the settlers who lived along that famous emigrant road.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 458-467) and index.

About the Author

Ronald Becher is a native of Nebraska.  He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Concordia Teachers College in Seward, Nebraska.  Massacre along the Medicine Road is his first book.  He currently resides in Valparaiso, Nebraska.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780870043871
Author:
Becher, Ronald
Publisher:
Caxton Press
Location:
Caldwell, Idaho :
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
Cheyenne Indians
Subject:
Wars
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life -- Nebraska -- History -- 19th century.
Subject:
Cheyenne Indians -- Wars, 1864.
Subject:
Cheyenne Indians -- Wars -- Nebraska.
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Subject:
Native American
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19990531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
40 photographs, 8 maps, index
Pages:
475
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , Ronald Becher spent seven years researching the causes and effects of the Indian War of 1864 in Nebraska Territory. He offers an objective chronicle of the events that occurred during that hot August when Cheyenne and Sioux warriors swept down on the Oregon-California Trail — as seen through the eyes of the settlers who lived along that famous emigrant road.
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