I like to occasionally read novels that I consider to be “the classics.” My version may include inheritances from Greece and Rome, but it also includes books like these. In the near future I will probably binge read from this genre, “the American West.” It’s a break from crime novels, although a reader will find criminal acts.
This is a valuable book for students and researchers to understand and expand knowledge of the history of oppression and, many times, murder that occurred of Native Americans by an ever expanding, manifest destiny driven external population. Although it was primarily White, Caucasians that perpetrated the murders, there were also Dog Soldiers (many of them African American) and even other Native Americans who sought vengeance for tribal rivalries. Despite the mixed group, the leaders and strategists of this near genocidal crusade were predominately White.