A collection of histories and first hand narratives
There are few more famous or evocative characters in the history of the American south-west frontier period than the Comanche war chief, Quanah P..
The Ute War: a History of the White Thomas F. Dawson and F. J. V. Skiff, E. V. Sumner & Thomas Sturgis
The Ute War: a History of the White River Massacre by Thomas F. Dawson and F. J. V. Skiff, Besieged By the Utes: the Massacre of 1879 by E. V. Sumner & The Ute War of 1879 by Thomas Sturgis
The last war cry of the Utes of Colorado
The conflict between the White River Ute Indians of Colorado and the United States Army was the last Indian conflict in the region. In 1879, the Utes were a..
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..
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..
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..
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..
The Massacre & Captivity of Settlers in Virginia by Indians, 1786
A tragedy of Virginian colonial frontier
In the summer of 1786 a large war party of Shawnee Indians entered Abb’s Valley, Virginia, and descended on the household of militia officer Captain John Mo..
The Raid of the Santee Sioux Against the Iowa Frontier Settlements, 1857
The last Indian raid in Iowa
The winter of 1856-7 was a particularly severe one in Iowa, with prolonged heavy snowfall across the region. In March 1857 a chronic shortage of game and other food per..
Royal B. Stratton
The Capture & Captivity of Two Young American Women in the 1850s by the Apache Indians
The incredible story of the girl with the face tattoo
The story of the Oatman girls, Olive and Mary Ann, is one of the most famous accounts of the abduction of white women by indigenous Indians in ..
Cynthia Ann Parker and Others
The Narratives of Seven Women Taken Prisoner by the Plains Indians of the American West
Cynthia Ann Parker the Story of Her Capture
Mrs. J. E. De Camp Sweet’s Narrative of Her Captivity in the Sioux Outbreak of 1862
Taken by the Indians of the West
As the inexorable passage of pioneer immigrants pushed westward into the vastness of the American wilderness it was inevitable that the new settlers would collide w..
Alexander Scott Withers
The Colonial & Indian Wars of the Early American Frontier 1742-1795
Conflict on the early American Frontier
This is the fascinating and bloody story of the American frontier of the eighteenth century—where white man clashed with red man in the Eastern Woodlands and..
The Ordeal of a Pioneer Woman Crossing the Western Plains in 1864
An amazing account of the survival of an American lady among hostile Indians
This is a remarkable story of one woman's ordeal and a testament of extraordinary feminine endurance. Mrs Kelly was one ..