Indian War Sites

A Guidebook to Battlefields, Monuments, and Memorials, State by State with Canada and Mexico


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About the Book

From the Seminole Wars to the Little Big Horn, the history of America’s native peoples and their contacts with those seeking to settle or claim a new land has often been marked by violence. The sites of these conflicts, unlike many sites related to the American Revolution and the War Between the States, are often difficult to locate, and information on these battles is frequently sketchy or unclear.
This reference work provides essential information on these sites. The arrangement is by state, with sections for Canada and Mexico. Each entry has information about how to find the site, tours, museums, and resources for further study. In addition, there is a chronological list of battles and other encounters between Indians and non–Indians, including dates, location in the text, and the larger conflict of which each battle was a part. There is an index of battle locations and an index of prominent people involved. The bibliography and site listings are cross-referenced for further research.

About the Author(s)

Attorney Steve Rajtar is the author of numerous reference works. He lives in Issaquah, Washington.

Bibliographic Details

Steve Rajtar
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 336
Bibliographic Info: bibliography, chronology, indexes
Copyright Date: 2010 [1999]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4590-5
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1042-9
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface      1

Chronology of Battles and Events      5

Alabama      25

Alaska      30

Arizona      32

Arkansas      41

California      43

Colorado      49

Connecticut      52

Delaware      56

Florida      57

Georgia      90

Idaho      93

Illinois      97

Indiana      102

Iowa      105

Kansas      106

Kentucky      109

Louisiana      112

Maine      113

Maryland      116

Massachusetts      116

Michigan      126

Minnesota      130

Mississippi      134

Missouri      136

Montana      137

Nebraska      148

Nevada      151

New Hampshire      152

New Mexico      153

New York      161

North Carolina      174

North Dakota      180

Ohio      181

Oklahoma      191

Oregon      198

Pennsylvania      208

Rhode Island      217

South Carolina      220

South Dakota      229

Tennessee      232

Texas      236

Utah      247

Virginia      248

Washington      253

West Virginia      257

Wisconsin      264

Wyoming      267

Canada      273

Mexico      280

Bibliography      289

Index of Battles and Place Names      301

Index of Persons      317

Book Reviews & Awards

“this bridges a gap in the coverage of Native American historic sites…. Recommended”—Choice; “easy to use…a unique, accessible, and meticulously researched guide”—Booklist; “recommended”—Library Journal; “a state-by-state listing of attacks and battles from the Spanish conquest of Florida in the early 16th century to the Yaqui War in 1915. A 20-page chronology of events puts the various incidents in perspective, and indexes of persons, battles, and place names enhance access”—C&RL News; “a useful guide…. Recommended”—Reference & User Services Quarterly.