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by Susan Michno,Gregory Michno

The most extensive collection ever assembled of what it was like to be an Indian captive in the West.
Download A Fate Worse Than Death: Indian Captivities in the West, 1830-1885 epub
ISBN: 0870044516
ISBN13: 978-0870044519
Category: History
Subcategory: Americas
Author: Susan Michno,Gregory Michno
Language: English
Publisher: Caxton Press; 1St Edition edition (June 1, 2007)
Pages: 527 pages
ePUB size: 1581 kb
FB2 size: 1596 kb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 182
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Shockingly violent and grisly. Will really blow Hollywood's romanticized depiction of a peace-loving, nature-worshipping, gentle people out of the water. Cover to cover graphic, indiscrimant and horrific torture of men, women, old people, children and even babies in grisly detail. A very difficult read (I actually had to put it down occasionally due to brutality overload,) yet historically accurate, with names, places and dates to back it up. Story after sickening story, but obviously researched thoroughly. The term "savage" definitely applied at this time. Capture truly WAS a fate worse than death. How women didn't literally go mad is beyond me. Ne forewarned; you'll need a strong stomach for this one.
If you're looking for a romanticized version of history in the Old west.... This is not it. These are small accounts told by those that were involved....or with research to see how close to the truth they could get. All though the similarity of the stories is both repetitious and redundant, it served to make the point on how things actually were, not just in isolated cases, but throughout Indian culture as a whole. The accounts are not censored, this book is not for the faint of heart.
Riveting read. Well researched and written to the point that it makes you not want to put it down. Amazing what our forefathers endured an the untamed prairies that they were settling. Shows that original tribes were at times noble, but much more often uncivilized, cruel and vicious beyond imagination.
This book fills my research mystery on a family I posted on Find A Grave where I have been a volunteer for 27 years. The book is excellently documented from the people who lived these stories. For people who think they know the pioneer story in America this book will give you a more perfect perspective. I loved the booksupportsmy theory Of why the Trail Of Tears happened. Andrew Jackson had no choice since events of the time created a fear of the Indians.
great read.indians were not peaceful pipe smoking natives.
good book on an overlooked topic...certainly NOT politically correct nor should it be...for years the Indians have been portrayed as victims by the evil white men when in fact they were doing genocidal practices for about 8-10 thousand years before white settlers even came here...people are people no matter what their color/race and they pretty much do the same thing ie ELIMINATE THE COMPETITION when it comes to land,food,resources etc especially the comanche tribes who were so adept at it that they controlled an area about the size of texas and Oklahoma put together for a number of years UNTIL a stronger race came along [the whites]....this book chronicles what happened when two cultures collided and what occurred to white settlers at that social nexus...however to be fair I think the authors should also publish a book about white atrocities commited against Indians in the same general time only criticism of the book is that it tended to use oral histories and newspaper accounts from the time which sometimes cannot be historically verified by other sources
Mr Freeman
I like seeing a balanced view of history; to counter the current revisionist claims of nothing but White perpetrated Genocide.
This book is intense and fascinating; really balances the scales of history. I highly recommend it to any serious student of history.