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Provides an explanation of the background, causes, and effects of the Plains wars, with an emphasis on the Red River War of 1874 to 1875, the continuation of a long-standing conflict, and the Great Sioux War of 1876 to 1877.
A huge, ambitious re-creation of the eighteenth century Battle of the Plains of Abraham, the pivotal battle in the Seven Years' War (1754-1763) to win control of the trans-Appalachian region of North America, a battle consisting of the British and American colonists on one side and the French and the Iroquois Confederacy on the other and that led directly to the colonial War of Independence and the creation of Canada. A stunning work of military history, by the authority on the Battle of the Plains of Abraham and curator of the Canadian War Museum. It was the culmination of a larger imperial conflict between Great Britain and France that began five years before . . . It was a battle that lasted twenty minutes and at its finish changed the course of a continent: the Generals leading the troops on either side--James Wolfe and the Marquis Louis-Joseph Montcalm--each died of gunshot wounds . . . France surrendered Quebec . . . the British soon after took control of most of North America . . . with France's defeat, Britain's maritime and colonial supremacy was assured and their hold on the thirteen American colonies tightened . . . The participation of the American Colonists in helping to oust the French as a North American power, and bearing the burden of the war's expenses, spurred the confidence of colonies such as New York, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts that soon began to agitate for independence from Great Britain. In Northern Armageddon, Peter MacLeod--using original research (diaries, journals, letters, and other personal accounts) and bringing to bear all of his knowledge and grasp of warfare and in particular the French and Indian War--tells the epic story from both sides and, for the first time, brilliantly casts this crucial battle on a human scale, from the first months of the campaign and the actual battle on the Plains of Abraham, to the French surrender and its large-scale ramifications on the shape of North America and, ultimately, Europe.
A definitive reference explores 119 important aspects of Oklahoma history in this resource that examines each topic by pairing it with one or more maps that include explanatory legends, tables, and graphs, along with an interpretive essay to chart Oklahoma's rich and varied history.
Frank Raymond Secoy wrote this classic work while at Columbia University in the early 1950s. In his introduction, John C. Ewers considers the influence of Secoy's book on scholars since its original publication in 1953. Ethnologist emeritus at the Smithsonian Institution, Ewers is the author of The Horse in Blackfoot Indian Culture (1955), Blackfeet: Their Art and Culture (1987), and other works.

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