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Author Zeman, Scott C.

Title Chronology of the American West : from 23,000 B.C.E. through the twentieth century / Scott C. Zeman ; foreword by Peter Iverson.

Imprint Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2002.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  978.00202 Z4c 2002    ---  Available
Description xvi, 381 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 339-365) and index.
Contents Foreword / Peter Iverson -- The Native West -- Peopling of the Americas -- Bison -- Maize -- Native Americans and Slavery -- The Imperial West -- The Requerimiento -- Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca (1490?-1557?) -- Onate's Legacy -- Junipero Serra (1713-1784) -- Captain James Cook (1728-1779) -- The Eastern Frontier: Russia in the West -- The Potlatch: A Pacific Northwest Tradition -- The Louisiana Purchase -- Stephen H. Long and "The Great American Desert" -- Beaver (Castor Canadensis) -- Oregon: Contested Territory -- Manuel Mier y Teran and Texas -- The Incorporated West -- African Americans in the Nineteenth-Century West -- The Latter-Day Saints and the West -- Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (1848) -- Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902) -- The Civil War in the West -- Bret Harte (1836-1902) -- Helen Hunt Jackson (1830-1885) -- Hawaii as the West -- Charles Lummis (1859-1928) -- The Tournament of Roses -- Tourism in the West -- Water Rights -- Mexican Immigration before 1945 -- The Contested West -- World War II and the West -- Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales (b. 1928) -- Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA).
Summary We think of the American West as a ruggedly beautiful landscape populated by Indians, buffalo, and stalwart heroes of the silver screen. But such modern myths span just a few hundred years. The legacy of the real West is much richer and much, much longer. Chronology of the American West: From 23,000 B.C.E. through the Twentieth Century examines the entire history of this legendary region from the earliest human communities to the close of the last millennium. This unique volume chronicles the critical events in the social, cultural, and political history of the region. The coverage begins with early Paleo-Indian civilizations and ends with recent events such as scandals surrounding the Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, and the Columbine High School shootings.
Subject West (U.S.) -- History -- Chronology.
ISBN 157607207X (hardcover : alk. paper)
9781576072073 (hardcover : alk. paper)

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