Fighting for paradise : : a military history of the Pacific Northwest

Title Fighting for paradise : : a military history of the Pacific Northwest
Names Nelson, Kurt R.
Book Number DBC00928
Title Status Active
Medium Digital Book
Annotation Beginning with the earliest known accounts of wars among the American Indians of the region, this book describes early European contact, including British trappers of the Hudson's Bay Company, the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Jedediah Smith, and John Jacob Astor's trading post. The competition over the lucrative fur trade led to the "Pig War", which almost resulted in another armed conflict between Great Britain and the United States, but it was the influx of settlers from the Oregon Trail that touched off the long bitter battles between whites and American Indians. Starting with the 1847 Whitman Massacre and the ensuing war it touched off, the book covers the next three decades of violence, ending with the Sheepeater's War in 1879. Kurt R. Nelson then relates the Pacific Northwest's contributions to American overseas wars of the twentieth century. Throughout, the author provides current information about the state of preservation of various battle sites and other points of historical interest. Accompanied by maps and photographs, Fighting for Paradise produces insight into an area of American military history, rich in drama, that is not generally known. Adult.
Narrator Evans, Don.
Local Subject Politics and Government - POL
Current Events / Contemporary Issues - CON
Adult Book - AD
Adult Non-Fiction - AN
History, United States - HUS
History - HST
War (Non-Fiction) - WNF
Audience Notes Male narrator.
LC Subject Government, Resistance to - Northwest, Pacific - History - 19th century
Indians of North America - Wars - Northwest, Pacific
Indians of North America - Northwest, Pacific - History - 19th century
Northwest, Pacific - History, Military
Call Number 979.5 ANF
Language English
Released 2007
Publication Info Boise : Idaho Commission for Libraries Talking Book Service, 2007
Original Publication Recorded from: 1st ed. Yardley, Penn. : Westholme, 2007. 9781594160455
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