Thomas Teakle & R. A. Smith
Two Accounts of the Santee Sioux Attack on the Iowa Settlements in 1857—The Spirit Lake Massacre by Thomas Teakle & A History of Dickinson County, Iowa (Extract) by R. A. Smith
Scarlet Point’s raid in Iowa
In March 1857, after a particularly severe winter, a band of fourteen starving, renegade Wahpekute Santee Sioux led by Scarlet Point (Inkpaduta) descended on the settle..
Henry Smith; C. R. Green; Benjamin Drake; Black Hawk; Frances and Almira Hall by William Edwards & Frank Everett Stevens
The Expedition Against the Sauk and Fox Indians 1832 by Henry Smith; Sac and Fox Indians in Kansas; Mokohoko’s Stubbornness by C. R. Green; The Great Indian Chief of the West: or, Life and Adventures of Black Hawk by Benjamin Drake; Autobiography of Ma-Ka
Indian warfare in Illinois and Wisconsin
The Black Hawk War of 1832 was typical of 19th century confrontations between the United States government and Native-American tribes in as much as it was v..
A. B. Meacham
The Modoc Indian War 1872-3, by an Active Eyewitness
Brutal conflict in the lava beds
Students of the history of the American West—and the wars of the United States government against the indigenous American Indian tribes in particular—will be famili..
Linai T. Helm & J. Seymour Currey
The Potawatomi Indians & the U. S. Army During the War of 1812—The Fort Dearborn Massacre by Linai T. Helm and The Story of Old Fort Dearborn (extract)
Massacre in Illinois during the War of 1812
Fort Dearborn was a frontier outpost in Illinois Territory where the city of Chicago now stands. The early history of the United States of America was of..
With the Texas Rangers Against the Indians of the South West and With the 4th Ohio Cavalry During the American Civil War
High adventure against Indian tribes and Confederate forces
Although every eyewitness account is important some, by virtue of the unusual and highly daring nature of the events described, are truly..
William Atherton, Elias Darnell & E. A. Cruikshank
Three Accounts of the Disastrous Michigan Campaign During the War of 1812
Narrative of the Suffering & Defeat of the North-Western Army Under General Winchester
by William Atherton
by Elias Darnell
Harrison and Procter: The River Raisin
by E. A. Cruik..
John Frederick Finerty
A Newspaper Reporter’s Experiences of the Plains Indian War 1876-79
A first hand account of the Indian Wars in the West
Those interested in the history of the Plains Indians Wars of the United States of America may well have heard of this book by John F. Finnerty, ..
A. P. Connolly
A Personal Narrative of Plains Indians Warfare by a Soldier of the 6th Minnesota Regiment
An eyewitness account of Indian warfare during the American Civil War
For anyone interested in the history of the American West—and the wars against the Plains Indian tribes in particular—this book..
Henry Inman & William F. Cody
The History of an Historic Highway Across the Great Plains
In the footsteps of the history of the American West
This book, written by Colonel Henry Inman in collaboration with William F. Cody, the famous ‘Buffalo Bill,’ will be a treat for all those intere..
Frances C. Carrington
The Classic Account of an Infantry Lieutenant’s Wife on the Great Plains During the Indian Wars
A classic memoir of life on the western frontier
The author of this well known and well regarded work begins her story of army life as a young officer’s wife on the western frontier with all the na..
Margaret Irvin Carrington
The Classic Account of a U. S. Army Officer’s Wife on the Great Plains During the Indian Wars
A classic of the early history of Wyoming
This well known account of army life on the western frontier, by the wife of Colonel Henry B. Carrington the post-commander of Fort Phil Kearney during ‘Re..
or, History of the Second Colorados—Union Volunteer Cavalry at War Against Indians & Confederate Forces, 1860-65
Union horse soldiers in the far west
Curiously for a work that is at least in part the regimental history of a cavalry unit, its author was a woman, Ellen Williams, who was not only a mere chronicl..
Recollections of the Western American Frontier
The iconic times of cowboys and Indians—by one who was there
Although this book’s title suggests a particular focus on one notable event in the history of the American Western Frontier it is also a..
Cyrus Townsend Brady
The Conquistadors and Other Accounts of Adventure
A selection of frontier and naval adventures
This is the sixth book in Cyrus Townsend Brady’s ‘Fights and Fighters’ series. It follows Brady’s sometimes idiosyncratic approach to his project of fas..
George C. Eggleston
Red Sticks, White Sticks and the war in Alabama
The Creek Indian War, also known as the Red Stick War, took place between 1813-1814 and has been considered by many historians as part of the War of ..