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The Bear River Massacre: The History and Legacy of the U.S. Armyâ??s Most Notorious Attack on the Shoshone in the Pacific Northwest

by Charles River Editors

*Includes pictures
*Includes contemporary accounts
*Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading
*Includes a table of contents

From the “Trail of Tears” to Wounded Knee and Little Bighorn, the narrative of American history is incomplete without the inclusion of the Native Americans that lived on the continent before European settlers arrived in the 16th and 17th centuries. Since the first contact between natives and settlers, tribes like the Sioux, Cherokee, and Navajo have both fascinated and perplexed outsiders with their history, language, and culture.

The Shoshone are still remembered for their assistance, especially Sacagawea, and they maintained contact with Americans throughout the 19th century, but unfortunately, the cooperation gave way to conflict as white settlers began to move westward and enter onto lands occupied by the Shoshone. In 1862, California officials sent the Third California Volunteer Infantry under the command of Colonel Patrick Connor to construct a fort (Fort Douglas) in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains above Salt Lake City, in an effort to keep lines of communication open so pioneers would not be hesitant about settling in the region. Meanwhile, Shoshone Chief Bear Hunter (Wirasuap) led his band on raids against mining camps and Mormon settlements.

In January 1863, Colonel Connor led 300 volunteers out of the newly completed Fort Douglas through 140 miles of bitter cold to reach Chief Bear Hunter’s camp on the eastern shore of the Great Salt Lake, culminating in what would become known as the Bear River Massacre at Preston, Idaho. During the fighting, Connor’s men trapped and killed an estimated 350-500 Northwestern Shoshone, including women, children, and the elderly. According to William Hull, a local settler sent to look for survivors, “After killing most of the men and many of the children, they raped and assaulted the women. In some cases, soldiers held the feet of infants by the heel and beat their brains out on any hard substance they could find. Women who resisted the soldiers were shot and killed. Never will I forget the scene, dead bodies were everywhere. I counted eight deep in one place and in several places they were three to five deep; all in all we counted nearly four hundred; two-thirds of this number being women and children. We found two Indian women alive whose thighs had been broken by the bullets. Two little boys and one little girl about three years of age were still living. The little girl was badly wounded, having eight flesh wounds in her body.”

This would be the highest number of fatalities suffered by the Shoshone at the hands of the U.S. military, but the fighting was far from over. Capitalizing on their victory, which effectively ended what had been widely reported as “Wirasuap’s War Path,” the federal government approved an open claim on the most hospitable lands of the Great Basin, leaving the Shoshone with the understanding that their lands would soon be lost to white ranchers, farmers, and prospectors. The Shoshone would continue to oppose American soldiers during the “Snake War,” a reference to Americans’ collective term for the Northern Paiute, Bannock, and Western Shoshone bands living along the Snake River in Oregon, Nevada, California, and Idaho Territory, but most of the Shoshone’s resistance ended by 1865. By the time the Shoshone had been relegated to reservation life, there were fewer than 5,000 members left.

The Bear River Massacre: The History and Legacy of the U.S. Army’s Most Notorious Attack on the Shoshone in the Pacific Northwest looks at the chain of events that led to one of the most notorious attacks of the 19th century on the frontier. Along with pictures depicting important people, places, and events, you will learn about the Bear River Massacre like never before.

The Ottoman Empire: A Captivating Guide to the Rise and Fall of the Turkish Empire and its Control Over Much of Southeast Europe, Western Asia, and North Africa

by Captivating History

Explore the Captivating History of the Ottoman Empire

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The Ottoman world was nothing like an exotic fairytale featuring tyrant sultans, mean pashas, and ill-fated harem women. The true stories of genuine sultans and princes are a bit more complicated and no less exciting.

Incredible facts about this empire still surprise anyone who starts discovering those stories. You’ll find out that, for quite a while, this Islamic state was effectively ruled by women, and that’s just the beginning.

In The Ottoman Empire: A Captivating Guide to the Rise and Fall of the Turkish Empire and its Control Over Much of Southeast Europe, Western Asia, and North Africa, you will discover topics such as

  • The First Sultan
  • The Conqueror
  • The Just and the Resolute
  • The Magnificent
  • Friend
  • The Power of Harem
  • The Sultanate of Women
  • The Supreme Valide
  • Husbands and Sons
  • Grandest of the Grand
  • Flower Power: the Age of Tulips
  • Transformation
  • A Step toward Modernization
  • The Reorganization
  • The Last Absolute Ruler
  • The End of the Ottoman Empire
  • And much, much more!

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Ancient Egypt: Walk with the Pharaoh! Learn the History, Facts, and Mythology of Ancient Egypt (The Secret History of Ancient Egypt – Egyptian Mythology, Pyramids, Giza, Sphinx, Civilizations)

by Myles Justus

Discover:: The History of Ancient Egypt

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Learn the fascinating and mysterious secrets of Ancient Egypt

Learn how Ancient Egypt began, as it’s more than just pharaohs. Ancient Egypt was ruled by dynasties, and each had pharaohs in it. The bloodlines and successions would be muddled, names would be erased from history, and names would be added.

There is more information available for some pharaohs than others, but the history of Ancient Egypt is pretty clear. Many people believe that slaves may or may not have been used in building the pyramids, but it’s a fact that Egyptians did really have slaves. So journey through ancient times and learn the importance of slavery in Egypt and how their owners still lived by morals and honor.

This book will walk you through the collapse and rebirth of Egypt up until the third intermediate period where Greek occupation would take over. The grandeur of Egypt was continuously built upon, and what most people don’t know is that it was sometimes even by a woman pharaoh.

Learn about military expeditions to foreign lands, the expansion of Egyptian boarders, dynasties and bloodlines coming to an end, and even usurping that would cause great conflict in Egypt. From being broken apart to reunifying a few times, Egypt stood tall for quite some time. This book will teach you the truth about pharaohs, slaves, and commoners, giving you a real look at Egypt’s great history.

7 Things You Will Learn with this Book

1. This book will teach you how Ancient Egypt began, with nomadic tribes turning into a great civilization.

2. Learn about what the pharaohs really did in Egypt, and what they were thought of by their people.

3. This book goes through what the Old Kingdom of Ancient Egypt was like, all the way up until its collapse.

4. Detailing the intermediate time of Ancient Egypt, this book also covers how it was reborn and unified once more.

5. There are many commonly misconstrued facts about the slaves in Ancient Egypt, and this book clears those misconceptions up.

6. Learn how what Ancient Egypt was like in the Middle Kingdom and how they continued to move towards reunification once more.

7. This book will teach you about the growth and final decline of Ancient Egypt, falling into the hands of the Greeks.

A Preview to Ancient Egypt

-How it All Began in Ancient Egypt
-The Pharaohs & What They Really Did
-The Old Kingdom of Ancient Egypt
-Collapse & Rebirth of Egyptian Culture
-The Real Slave Trade in Ancient Egypt
-About the Middle Kingdom & Pharaohs
-How it All Started Moving Onward
-How the New Kingdom Started to Grow
-How it All Came to an End

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The Cryptozoology Files (Mike Covell Investigates Book 3)

by Mike Covell

Join Mike Covell in a journey through time, researching stories of sea serpents, giant squid, big cats, Devil Dogs and other strange animals seen in Hull and East Yorkshire.

Part journey through the archives, part investigation on location, the book takes in over a century of weird and wonderful stories from the region.

Hear how Mike tracked a giant squid to London that vanished, and how a manhunt took place for a giant dog said to have killed a Hull man. Also included are stories of local police investigations of strange phenomena. Packed with photographs, newspaper clippings and more.

Indian Medicine: Teach Me Everything I Need To Know About Indian Medicine In 30 Minutes (Natural Remedies – Native American – Eastern – Healing – Herbs)

by 30 Minute Reads

Learn the Healing Ways of Indian Medicine Today!

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Learn The Hidden Secrets About Indian Medicine and It’s History!

Indian medicine is a little more advanced than other herbal medicines, and Indian medicine even had an idea of what surgery was, even plastic surgery. Of course, Indian medicine is commonly practiced through Ayurvedic medicine as well as Indian herbal medicine.

There are many ways that you can use Indian medicine to your benefit. Of course, that means you need to understand exactly what Indian medicine is, and this book will teach you exactly that. With a better understanding of Indian medicine, you will find that you understand a little more about how it was developed as well as how it can help.

7 Reasons to Buy This Book

1.This book teaches you a brief history of Indian medicine and how it developed.
2.In this book you will learn a little bit about the herbs that are used in Indian medicine.
3.This book will teach you a little bit about what was considered public and private about Indian medicine.
4.In this book you will learn some of the main countries that influenced Indian medicine.
5.This book will teach you a little more about how Indian medicine spread across the world and when it declined in popularity.
6.In this book you will learn some of the answers to the more common questions about Indian medicine.
7.This book will teach you how to store herbs when practicing Indian medicine.

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The Golden Antilles (Search Book 6)

by Tim Severin

Colorfully, and with a wonderful verisimilitude, The Golden Antilles re-creates the exploits of the English and the Scots who risked their fortunes and their lives in wild attempts to establish for themselves a place in the Caribbean sun, a foothold in the golden lands claimed by the mighty Spanish empire.

Here is the drama of Sir Walter Ralegh’s two daring and deluded expeditions to the banks of the Orinoco: the first of them inspired by Ralegh’s determination to regain the favor withdrawn by Queen Elizabeth after his injudicious marriage, the secondâ??two decades laterâ??undertaken after his release from the Tower of London, aging and worn by his imprisonment yet still possessed of a foolhardy courage and the old dream of regaining his privileged place at court, in pursuit of which he embarked on a search for the fabled “golden mountaine.”

Thomas Gage, the renegade priest-adventurer, is vividly brought to lifeâ??the first Englishman to travel widely in the Spanish colonies. He was “a natural born buffoon with an unerring ability to bungle everything he turned his hand to.” Nevertheless, his seductive accounts of the wonders of the Golden Antilles brought visions of sudden riches to his contemporariesâ??and perhaps influenced the otherwise cautious and methodical Protector Cromwell to mount his “Western Design”: a curious episode of misadventure.

The buccaneer surgeon Lionel Waferâ??he lived happily among the Cuna on the Isthmus of Panamaâ??is the link to the final drama in this chain of illusion and adventure. His reports so tantalized the already-mesmerized Scots that, as if in perfect ignorance of previous English expeditions, they drained their national resources outfitting and sending forth a doomed colony to Darien.

The Golden Antilles is a saga of men propelled by overwhelming ambition and under the spell of blinding fantasies of gold and glory. It is popular history at its enthralling best.

Praise for Tim Severin:

“Tim Severin is one of the last of the old-style explorers. . . . His deeds speak to us of the purity of achievement in an age where experience has become blunted by comfort and complacency. We watch them, awed.” â?? The Times

“I am a great admirer of Tim Severin’s work. . . . He uniquely combines in himself the gifts of the adventurer, the historian, and the litterateur.” â?? Jan Morris

“Its hard to say which is more interesting â?? the history he so capably writes or his own adventures in the odd, forlorn places his research takes him to. Either way, he knows how to blend his ingredients to generate the kind of heat a reader wants from a book.” â?? National Geographic Adventure Magazine

â??To read books like this is to learn again that adventures of discovery are adventures of the heart’ – Book World

Acclaimed adventure writer and explorer Tim Severin was born in 1940 and educated at Tonbridge School and Oxford University. He has made a career of retracing the storied journeys of mythical and historical figures in replica vessels. These experiences have been turned into a body of captivating and illuminating books, including The Brendan Voyage, Tracking Marco Polo and In Search of Genghis Khan. He has received numerous awards for exploration and geographic history, including the Founder’s Medal of England’s Royal Geographic Society and the Livingstone Medal of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society. When not travelling, he lives in County Cork, Ireland.

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