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War Dance at Fort Marion
tells the powerful story of Kiowa, Cheyenne, Comanche, and Arapaho chiefs and warriors detained as prisoners of war by the U.S. Army. Held from 1875 until 1878 at Fort Marion in Saint Augustine, Florida, they participated in an educational experiment, initiated by Captain Richard Henry Pratt, as an alternative to standard imprisonment. This book, the first complete account of a unique cohort of Native peoples, brings their collective story to life and pays tribute to their individual talents and achievements.
About the Author
Brad D. Lookingbill is Associate Professor of History at Columbia College, Missouri, and the author of Dust Bowl, USA: Depression America and the Ecological Imagination, 1929andndash;1941;American Military History: A Documentary Reader; and The American Military: A Narrative History.