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The Resource Kit Carson & the Indians, Tom Dunlay

Kit Carson & the Indians, Tom Dunlay

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Kit Carson & the Indians
Title
Kit Carson & the Indians
Statement of responsibility
Tom Dunlay
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Often portrayed by past historians as the greatest guide and Indian fighter in the West, Kit Carson has become in recent years a historical pariah - a brutal murderer who betrayed Navajos, an unwitting dupe of American expansion, and a racist. Many historians now question both his reputation and his place in the pantheon of American heroes. In Kit Carson and the Indians, Tom Dunlay urges us to reconsider Carson yet again. To Dunlay, Carson was simply a man of the nineteenth century, whose racial views and actions were much like those of his contemporaries. Dunlay argues that historians have to often set their minds on elevating or suborning Carson's reputation and have paid too little attention to the man himself. Dunlay finds that Carson was capable of complex and seemingly contradictory feelings toward the various Indian groups he encountered. He was involved with Indians in many different kinds of relationships, from marriage to war. He led American troops against Navajos and helped force them from their homeland despite the fact that many Navajos considered Carson an ally. He also tried to preserve Indians from extermination. It is at this juncture of historica experience and contradiction that Dunlay makes his analysis, presenting for the first time a fair and balanced treatment of Carson and his complicated relationships with the Indians -- Book jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 978/.02/092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F592.C33
LC item number
D86 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Kit Carson & the Indians, Tom Dunlay
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [461]-507) and index
Control code
43096836
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 525 pages, [12] pages of plates
Isbn
9780803217157
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99085995
Note
Library{u2019}s copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Item laid in: 5 notecards listing pages marked with post-it notes; 1 paperslip note; 1 journal clipping. With covered dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Kit Carson & the Indians, Tom Dunlay
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [461]-507) and index
Control code
43096836
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 525 pages, [12] pages of plates
Isbn
9780803217157
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99085995
Note
Library{u2019}s copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Item laid in: 5 notecards listing pages marked with post-it notes; 1 paperslip note; 1 journal clipping. With covered dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations

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