Scalp Dance-Indian Warfare on the High Plains, 1865–1879
By Thomas Goodrich. From the Sand Creek Massacre in 1864 through Custer’s Last Stand in 1876 to the final defeat of the mighty Sioux and Cheyenne nations in 1878, Scalp Dance reveals the bloody, bitter clashes between two cultures—one bent on conquest, the other defending its land in the only way it knew how.
Drawing heavily from diary accounts, letters and personal memoirs, a spell-binding tale of life and death on the prairie has been crafted. Individual fates are told, each its own drama.
It also discusses the brutality with which the Indians treated their enemies, most of which is glossed over today in history books.
Softcover 340 pages