The Red and the White: A Family Saga of the American West

The Red and the White: A Family Saga of the American West

Andrew R. Graybill

Winner of the Labriola heart American Indian nationwide publication Award.

one of many American West’s bloodiest―and least-known―massacres is searingly re-created during this generation-spanning heritage of native-white intermarriage.

nationwide publication Award–winning histories corresponding to The Hemingses of Monticello and Slaves within the Family have raised our understanding approximately America’s in detail combined black and white previous. Award-winning western historian Andrew R. Graybill now sheds gentle at the neglected interracial Native-white relationships severe within the improvement of the trans-Mississippi West during this multigenerational saga. starting in 1844 with the wedding of Montana fur dealer Malcolm Clarke and his Piegan Blackfeet bride, Coth-co-co-na, Graybill lines the relatives from the mid-nineteenth century, while such combined marriages proliferated, to the 1st 1/2 the 20 th, while Clarke ’s childrens and grandchildren usually encountered virulent prejudice. on the middle of Graybill’s historical past is the just about unexamined 1870 Marias bloodbath, on a par with the extra notorious slaughters at Sand Creek and Wounded Knee, an episode set in movement through the homicide of Malcolm Clarke and during which Clarke ’s sons rode with the second one U.S. Cavalry to kill their very own blood family members. 35 illustrations; three maps

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