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  • The Last Indian War: The Nez Perce Story: Pivotal Moments in American History

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Elliott West
    • Narrated By B. J. Harrison
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    This newest volume in Oxford's acclaimed Pivotal Moments series offers an unforgettable portrait of the Nez Perce War of 1877, the last great Indian conflict in American history. It was, as Elliott West shows, a tale of courage and ingenuity, of desperate struggle and shattered hope, of short-sighted government action and a doomed flight to freedom.

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    The book is so twisted with Nez Perce favoritism and old pioneer/soldier hatred that it makes for a very distorted history. This book is so full of contradictions that it will make your head spin. Hour after hour you will hear about the tremendous military prowess of this tribe, how laughable the performance of the US military was. How the indians were the master's of the battlefield that when they left it.. presumably out of boredom... they would leave behind only a few miserable and lame ponies. Imagine my surprise, when right in the middle of another battle full heroic military deeds of Nez Perce warriors and the US soldiers barely holding on to life. That all the sudden the war ends in with the tribes defeat....The reason given.... they lost too many warriors and horses.. Huh!
    The author rails about the unfairness of the government for creating the Yellowstone national park kicking out and stealing what was basically the indian's own backyard. Yet when the Nez Perce flee thru that park, all the while kidnapping and shooting any tourist they happen upon. They get lost and force a white guy to act as their guide. Tell me, how do you get lost in your on back yard?
    I have read and listen to many books on Native Indian & American history by other authors and have seen that Heroism and Villainy are not a monopoly by either side. Great historical events make much more sense when put in context from a fair and honest history. After listening to this book I still have no clue as to what this Nez Perce stuff was all about.

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