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After Collapse After Collapse The Regeneration of Complex Societies
edited by Glenn M. Schwartz and John J. Nichols. The first book-length work to examine the question of how and why early complex urban societies have reappeared after periods of decentralization and collapse, shifting the focus away from the "rise and fall" of ancient civilizations to their "fall and rise." Indexed. 289 pages. More details.
After Custer After Custer  Loss and Transformation in Sioux Country
by Paul L. Hedren. Examines the effects of the Indian Wars after the defeat of Custer at the Little Big Horn on the culture, environment, and geography of the northern Great Plains, their Native inhabitants, and the Anglo-American invaders. Indexed. 254 pages.. 
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After Lewis & Clark After Lewis & Clark The Forces of Change, 1806-1871 by Gary Allen Hood. Large format. Presents more than 60 paintings, drawings and prints of striking scenes and grand landscapes inspired during the 65 years after the Corps of Discovery completed its epic journey. Published in conjunction with an exhibit at the Gilcrease Museum with the same title. More details.
Ancestral Landscapes of the Pueblo World Ancestral Landscapes of the Pueblo World by James E. Snead. A revolutionary study of Pueblo communities using landscape archaeology to understand how the people shaped the land around them. Indexed. 208 pages. More details.
Antiquity Antiquity From the Birth of Sumerian Civilization to the Fall of the Roman Empire by Norman F. Cantor. More details.
A People's History of Sports in the United States A People's History of Sports in the United States 250 Years of Politics, Protest, People, and Play by Dave Zirin. An alternative history of the United States as seen through sports. Indexed. 302 pages. More details.
Aztalan Northern Outpost of the Mississippian Indians by Robert A. Birmingham and Lynne Goldstein. Provides insights and information about the group of people who first settled along the Crawfish River west of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1100 AD. Illustrated with maps, drawings, and photographs of artifacts. Indexed. 138 pages. More details.
The Backcountry and the City Colonization and Conflict in Early America by Ed WhiteIn a new interpretation of 18th century America, this book explores the backcountry-city divide. Indexed. 236 pages. More details.
Behind the Dream Behind the Dream The Making of the Speech that Transformed a Nation by Clarence B. Jones and Stuart Connelly. Story of how the famous "I Have a Dream" speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. was developed, including the historical contect in which it emerged. Indexed. 204 pages. More details.
The Billy the Kid Reader

The Black Hawk War of 1832

The Billy the Kid Reader by Frederick Nolan. A collection of articles on Billy the Kid -- including many that are no longer in print. 384 pages. More details.

The Black Hawk War of 1832 by Patrick J. Jung. Volume 10 in the Campaigns and Commanders Series. An up-to-date narrative of the Black Hawk War. Indexed. 275 pages. More details.




Buffalo Calf Road Woman The Story of a Warrior of the Little Bighorn by Rosemary Agonito and Joseph Agonito. First Edition. First Printing.Depicts the life and times of Buffalo Calf Road Woman, who fought at the Battle of Little Bighorn. Bibliography 242 pages. More details.
Buffalo Gals Women of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show by Chris Enss. First Edition. Tells the stories and celebrates the achievements of the thrill-seeking women who performed in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. Illustrated with historic photos and prints. Bibliography.. More details.
Buried Indians Digging Up the Past in a Midwestern Town by Laurie Hovell McMillin. Details the disputes in Trempealeau, Wisconsin, over whether platform mounds atop Trempealeau Mountain constitute authentic Indian mounds. 283 pages. More details.
By His Own Hand? By His Own Hand? The Mysterious Death of Meriwether Lewis
edited by John D. W. Guice. Analyzes the evidence surrounding Meriwether Lewis' death and considers the murder-versus-suicide debate in the format of a postmortem court trial. Contributors include Clay S. Jenkinson, James J. Holmberg and Jay H. Buckley. Indexed. 178 pages.. More details.
Calamity Jane The Woman and the Legend by James D. Mclaird. A definitive biography of Martha Canary, the woman popularly known as Calamity Jane Indexed. 378 pages.More details.
The Cayuse Indians Imperial Tribesmen of Old Oregon by Robert H. Ruby and John A. Brown. Volume 120 in The Cvilization of the American Indian Series. Foreword by William L. Lang. Introduction by Roberta Conner. Tells the story of the Cayuse people, from their early years through the 19th century, when the tribe was forced to move to a reservation. Indexed. 414 pages. More details.
Crazy Horse Crazy Horse A Lakota Life by Kingsley M. Bray. Civilization of the American Indian series title. Scholarly and authoritative biography of the Lakota war chief. Indexed. 510 pages. More details.
Crunch! Crunch! A History of the Great American Potato Chip
by Dirk Burhans. A history of the potato chip from the early sales of locally made chips at corner groceries, county fairs, and cafes to the mass marketing and corporate consolidation of the modern snack food industry. Indexed. 203 pages. More details.
The Culture of Calamity The Culture of Calamity Disaster and the Making of Modern America by Kevin Rozario. Historical study and analysis of the peculiarly American addiction to the spectacle of destruction. Illustrated with B&W photos. Indexed. 313 pages. More details.
Devil's Gate Devil's Gate Owning the Land, Owning the Story by Tom Rea. History of the Sweetwater River valley in central Wyoming, including Devil’s Gate, Independence Rock, and other sites along a stretch of the Oregon Trail. Illustrated with maps and historic photographs. Indexed. 307 pages. More details.
Down and Dirty Down and Dirty Archaeology of the South Carolina Lowcountry
by M. Patrick Hendrix. Includes contributions by Christopher Nichols. Illustrated with B&W prints, photos. Bibliography. 168 pages. More details.
Dry Place Landscapes of Belonging and Exclusion. University of Minnesota Press, 2004. Trade paperback, new. Indexed. 222 pages. 
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Empires of the Word A Language History of the World by Nicholas Ostler. The story of the world in the last five thousand years is above all the story of its languages. More details.
Environmental Politics and the Creation of a Dream Environmental Politics and the Creation of a Dream Establishing the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore by Harold C. Jordahl Jr. and Annie L. Booth. The story behind the political and bureaucratic struggles to preserve the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Lake Superior, just off the tip of northern Wisconsin. Indexed. 399 pages. More details.
Ether The Nothing That Connects Everything by Joe Milutis. Explores more than three hundred years of the ether’s cultural and artistic history. Indexed. 208 pages. More details.
Film Nation Film Nation Hollywood Looks at U.S. History by Robert Burgoyne. Revised and expanded edition.Analyzes films that give shape to the counternarrative of history that has emerged in the U.S. since 9/11 — one that challenges the traditional myths of the American nation-state. Indexed. 235 pages. More details.
Fools Are Everywhere Fools Are Everywhere The Court Jester Around the World by Beatrice K. Otto. A comprehensive history and analysis of court jesters. Indexed. 420 pages. More details.
Forbidden History Prehistoric Technologies, Extraterrestrial Intervention, and the Suppressed Origins of Civilization by J. Douglas Kenyon. Contains 42 essays by 17 key thinkers in the fields of alternative science and history, including Christopher Dunn, Frank Joseph, Will Hart, Rand Flem-Ath, and Moira Timmes. Bibliography. 322 pages. More details.
Forging a Fur Empire Forging a Fur Empire Expeditions in the Snake River Country, 1809-1824
by John Phillip Reid.  Based on the accounts of Elexander, history of the earliest Hudson’s Bay Company fur-trapping expeditions in the Pacific Northwest. Western Frontiersman Series title. Indexed. 229 pages.  More details.
The Fossil Hunter The Fossil Hunter Dinosaurs, Evolution, and the Woman Whose Discoveries Changed the World by Shelley Emling. Biography of 19th century paleontologist Mary Anning. Indexed. 234 pages. More details.
The Future of the Southern Plains by Sherry L. Smith. Essays presented at a symposium sponsored by the Clements Center for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University covering aspects of life on the Southern Plains today, from climate, politics, and religion to business and environmental renewal.  Indexed. 275 pages.More details.
Ghosts of the Pioneers Ghosts of the Pioneers A Family Search for the Independent Oregon Colony of 1844 by Twain Braden. Account of the author's journey down the course of an 1840s Oregon Trail wagon train, recounting it's unusual participants. 288 pages. More details.
Ghost Ships Tales of Abandoned, Doomed, and Haunted Vessels by Angus Konstam. An anthology of true-life accounts of vessels which never made port. Illustrated with historic prints and photos. Large format. Indexed. 143 pages. More details.
Gold Rush Saints California Mormons and the Great Rush for Riches by Kenneth N. Owens. This volume combines narrative history and first-person accounts of pioneer Mormons to offer new perspectives on the myths and realities of gold rush California. Illustrated with 23 historic b&w photographs. Indexed. 396 pages. More details.
Historical Atlas of Central America by Carolyn Hall and Hector Perez Brignoli. Trade paperback. Large format. Cartography by John V. Cotter. Atlas covering five centuries of territorial organization, demography, and culture. 400 color maps. 140 color images. Indexed. 336 pages.. More details.
Idaho's Bunker Hill The Rise and Fall of a Great Mining Company, 1885-1991 by Katherine G. Aiken. Traces Bunker Hill’s evolution from the discovery of the mine in 1885 to the company’s closure in 1981. The in-depth history illustrates major trends in American corporate culture. Illustrated with black & white photos. Indexed. 284 pages. More details.
Justice for All Justice for All Legendary Trials of the 20th Century by Daniel J. Lanahan J. D. A review of the last 100 years in the U.S. Courts wherein major issues were brought to trial. 207 pages. More details
Kentucky Hauntings Kentucky Hauntings Homespun Ghost Stories and Unexplained History by Roberta Simpson Brown and Lonnie E. Brown. More details
The Lady Was a Gambler The Lady Was a Gambler True Stories of Notorious Women
of the Old West by Chris Enss. Profiles of some of the most colorful ladies in the Wild West who also happened to be some of the shrewdest gamblers. 143 pages. More details
Living Sideways Living Sideways Tricksters in American Indian Oral Traditions by Franchot Ballinger. The first full-length study of the diverse roles and dimensions of North American Indian tricksters. Indexed. 212 pages. More details
Long George Francis Long George Francis Gentleman Outlaw of Montana by Gary Wilson.  First Edition. Biography of a little-known outlaw and latter-day Robin Hood of Montana. Bibiliography. 252 pages. More details.
Looting Spiro Mounds Looting Spiro Mounds An American King Tut's Tomb by David La Vere. A true-life archaeological adventure story about one of the most impressive pre-Columbian Indian art collections ever found. Illustrated with B&W photos. Indexed. 255 pages. More details.
Lost Star of Myth And Time by Walter Cruttenden. xplores theories of a once advanced civilization and what happens to the Earth and human consciousness as our solar system moves through space in the mysterious "precession of the equinox." Indexed. 340 pages. More details.
Louisiana Haunted Forts Louisiana Haunted Forts by Elaine Coleman. Historical adventures and intriguing tales of supernatural happenings at Louisiana forts. Indexed. 180 pages.. More details.
Massacre at Camp Grant Massacre at Camp Grant Forgetting and Remembering Apache History by Chip Colwell-Chanthaphonh. he author presents a multivocal narrative, interweaving the documentary record, Apache narratives, historical texts, and ethnographic research to provide new insights into the atrocity. Indexed. 159 pages. More details.
Myths and Mysteries of Washington by L. E. Bragg. Myths and Mysteries Series title. Includes 15 unusual unsolved crimes, legends of lost treasure, ghost stories, and sea creature sightings. Bibliography. 161 pages. More details.
More Ghost Towns of Texas by T. Lindsay Baker. A companion volume to "Ghost Towns of Texas." The 94 ghost towns described in this book range from American Indian sites abandoned prior to the arrival of Europeans into North America to towns abandoned within the past decade. Illustrated with B&W photos. Indexed. 210 pages. More details
Native American Weapons by Colin F. Taylor. Surveys weapons made and used by American Indians north of present-day Mexico from prehistoric times to the late nineteenth century. Indexed. 128 pages. More details.
Oh, Give Me a Home Oh, Give Me a Home by Ann Ronald. Meditations on what it means to be a westerner today and speculating on how our present actions are shaping the West for future generations. 269 pages.. More details.
Ohio Volunteer The Childhood and Civil War Memoirs of Captain John Calvin Hartzell, OVI by John Calvin Hartzell. Edited by Charles I Switzer. This autobiography of a Civil War infantry commander documents military strategy, the life of the common soldier, the intense excitement and terror of battle, and the wretchedness of the wounded. Indexed. 250 pages. More details.
Oklahoma Oklahoma A History by W. David Baird and Danney Goble. A comprehensive narrative of the Sooner State on the threshold of its centennial. Illustrated with B&W photos. Indexed. 342 pages. More details.
OSS OSS The Secret History of America's First Central Intelligence Agency by Richard Harris Smith. History of the Office of Strategic Services - the United States' first intelligence agency and the direct precursor to the CIA. Illustrated with B&W photos. Indexed. 413 pages. More details.
Pioneer Doctor The Story of a Woman's Work by Mari Grana. The true story of Dr. Mary (Mollie) Babcock Atwater, a medicine woman who found freedom and opportunity in the wide-open spaces of America's frontier west. Illustrated with historic B&W photos. 342 pages.More details.
Pomodoro! Pomodoro! A History of the Tomato in Italy by David Gentilcore. History of the tomato from its New World origins to its Old World status and present significance.I ndexed. 254 pages. More details.
Prehistoric Mesoamerica by Richard E. W. Adams. Third Edition. A major revision of classic text on the ancient civilizations of Mesoamerica, including new information available from archaeological fieldwork in the region from the 1990s through 2004. Indexed. 521 pages. More details.
Race, Religion, Region Race, Religion, Region Landscapes of Encounter in the American West edited by Fay Botham and Sara M. Patterson. Eleven contributors to this survey of race relations explore the intersections of race, religion, and region to show how they transformed the American West. Indexed. 190 pages. More details.
Restoring a Presence  American Indians and Yellowstone National Park by Peter Nabokov and Lawrence Loendorf. The first comprehensive account of Indians in and around Yellowstone Illustrated with historical and contemporary photographs and maps 381 pages. More details.
Sacred Plant Medicine The Wisdom in Native American Herbalism by Stephen Harrod Buhner. Foreword by Brooke Medicine Eagle. An in-depth examination of the sacred underpinnings of the world of Native American medicinal herbalism. Includes the prayers and medicine songs associated with each of the plants examined. Indexed. 206 pages.. More details.
Savage Barbecue Savage Barbecue Race, Culture, and the Invention of America's First Food by Andrew Warnes. Tracing the history of barbecue early transatlantic American literature and culture, the author argues that barbecue is an invented tradition associated with frontier mythologies of ruggedness and relaxation. Indexed. 206 pages. More details
Searching for Fannie Quigley Searching for Fannie Quigley A Wilderness Life in the Shadow of Mount McKinley by Jane G. Haigh. Biography of Fannie Quigley, an Alaskan pioneer. Illustrated with B&W photos. Indexed. 185 pages. More details.
The Silver of the Sierra Madre The Silver of the Sierra Madre John Robinson, Boss Shepherd, and the People of the Canyons by John Mason Hart. Based on volumes of mining company records, this book exposes the mentality and methods of Sierra Madre mine owners John Robinson and Alexander “Boss” Shepherd of the late 1800s, detailing their exploitation of the people and the natural resources of Chihuahua. Indexed. 237 pages. More details.
Standing up to the Rock by T. Louise Freeman-Toole. Memoir of life on the last homestead ranch on the middle Snake River of Idaho. 213 pages. More details.
The Story of Tea The Story of Tea A Cultural History and Drinking Guide
by Mary Lou Heiss and Robert J. Heiss. A sweeping tour through the history, culture, and lore of the 2,000-year-old beverage. Indexed. 417 pages. More details.
Strange Histories The Trial Of The Pig, The Walking Dead, And Other Matters Of Fact From The Medieval And Renaissance Worlds by Darren Oldridge. A serious account of some of the most extraordinary occurrences of European history. Indexed. 198 pages. More details.
The Taos Trappers The Fur Trade in the Far Southwest, 1540-1846 by David J. Weber. Comprehensive history of the fur trade in the Southwest U.S. Indexed. 263 pages. More details.
Teller Tales
Teller Tales Histories by Jo Carson. Two dramatic histories set in 18th century East Tennessee. 138 pages. More details.
Ten Tough Trips: Montana Writers and the West. Essays on the works of 10 of the West's most prominent authors, including A.B. Guthrie, Jr., James Welch, Richard Hugo and Ivan Doig. Indexed. 249 pages.. More history.
The Greatest Cowboy Stories Ever Told Incredible Tales of the Western Frontier by Stephen Brennan. Contributors include Mark Twain , Karl May, O. Henry, John Graves, Bret Harte. Tom Horn, Frederic Remington, Zane Grey, Max Brand and Owen Webster. 331 pages. More details.
Standing up to the Rock by T. Louise Freeman-Toole. Memoir of life on the last homestead ranch on the middle Snake River of Idaho. 213 pages. More details.
Strange Histories The Trial Of The Pig, The Walking Dead, And Other Matters Of Fact From The Medieval And Renaissance Worlds by Darren Oldridge. A serious account of some of the most extraordinary occurrences of European history. Indexed. 198 pages. More details.
Texas Texas: A Historical Atlas by A. Ray Stephens. Updated and expanded version of the Historical Atlas of Texas. Eighty-six entries with 175 newly designed maps--more than twice the number in the original volume--illustrating the most significant aspects of the state's history, geography, and current affairs. Indexed. 417 pages. More details.
Texas This Far-Off Wild Land The Upper Missouri Letters of Andrew Dawson by Lesley Wischmann and Andrew Erskine Dawson. More details.
The Uncivil War Irregular Warfare in the Upper South, 1861-1865 by Robert R. Mackey. Volume 5 in the Campaigns and Commanders series. Outlines the Southern strategy of waging war across an entire region, measures the Northern response, and explains how irregular warfare was an integral part of Confederate strategy.. Indexed. 288 pages. More details.
The Victory of the West The Victory of the West The Great Christian-Muslim Clash at the Battle of Lepanto by Niccolo Capponi. History of the Battle of Lepanto, a decisive 16th-century military encounter between Christian and Muslim forces. Illustrated. 411 pages. More details.
Washita Memories Washita Memories Eyewitness Views of Custer's Attack on Black Kettle's Village by Richard G. Hardorff. Documentary history of the Battle of the Washita based on eyewitness accounts of the destruction of the Southern Cheyenne village. Indexed. 474 pages. More details.
Where Custer Fell Photographs of the Little Bighorn Battlefield Then and Now by James S. Brust, Brian C. Pohanka, and Sandy Barnard This stunning photography book provides a view of the Little Bighorn Battlefield as it must have existed in 1876. Large format. Illustrated with historic and contemporary black & white photos. Indexed. 226 pages. More details.
Wyoming Range War Wyoming Range War The Infamous Invasion of Johnson County
by John W. Davis. The story of the West's most notorious range war from the perspective of Johnson County residents whose home territory was invaded. Indexed. 357 pages. More details.
The Year that Changed the World The Year that Changed the World The Untold Story Behind the Fall of the Berlin Wall by Michael Meyer. Newsweek's European correspondent provides an eyewitness account to the events leading up to and including the fall of the Berlin Wall. Indexed. 272 pages. More details.
Yellowstone Denied Yellowstone Denied The Life of Gustavus Cheyney Doane by Kim Allen Scott. Biography and psychological portrait of frontier soldier and explorer Gustavus Cheyney Doane. Illustrated with historic B&W photos. Indexed. 305 pages. More details.
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