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Shadows at dawn : a borderlands massacre and the violence of history / Karl Jacoby.

Jacoby, Karl, 1965- (author.).

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Predawn, April 30, 1871, a party of Americans, Mexicans, and Tohono O'odham Indians gathered outside an Apache camp in the Arizona borderlands. At first light they struck, murdering nearly 150 Apaches, mostly women and children, in their sleep. In its day, the atrocity, known as the Camp Grant Massacre, generated unparalleled national attention--federal investigations, heated debate in the press, and a tense criminal trial. This was the era of the United States' "peace policy" toward Indians, and the Apaches had been living on a would-be reservation, under the supposed protection of the U.S. Army. President Grant decried the act as "purely murder," but American settlers countered that the distant U.S. government had failed to protect them from Apache attacks. The massacre has since largely faded from memory. Now, drawing on oral histories, newspaper reports, and participants' accounts, author Karl Jacoby brings this horrific incident and tumultuous era to life.--From publisher description.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library 973.82 .J179s 2008 (Text) 37814003256030 NON-FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 06/10/2021 Reshelving -
Stanfield Public Library 973.8 JAC (Text) 37875000070328 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 12/27/2012 Available -
The Dalles Wasco County Library 973.82 JAC (Text) 33892006565080 NON-FICTION New/High Demand None 02/03/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781594201936
  • ISBN: 1594201935
  • Physical Description: xix, 358 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2008.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-344) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
pt. 1. Violence. -- The O'odham -- Los Vecinos -- The Americans -- The Nn̲ēē -- pt. 2. Justice. -- pt. 3. Memory. -- The O'odham -- Los Vecinos -- The Americans -- The Nn̲ēē.
Summary, etc.:
Predawn, April 30, 1871, a party of Americans, Mexicans, and Tohono O'odham Indians gathered outside an Apache camp in the Arizona borderlands. At first light they struck, murdering nearly 150 Apaches, mostly women and children, in their sleep. In its day, the atrocity, known as the Camp Grant Massacre, generated unparalleled national attention--federal investigations, heated debate in the press, and a tense criminal trial. This was the era of the United States' "peace policy" toward Indians, and the Apaches had been living on a would-be reservation, under the supposed protection of the U.S. Army. President Grant decried the act as "purely murder," but American settlers countered that the distant U.S. government had failed to protect them from Apache attacks. The massacre has since largely faded from memory. Now, drawing on oral histories, newspaper reports, and participants' accounts, author Karl Jacoby brings this horrific incident and tumultuous era to life.--From publisher description.
Subject: Camp Grant Massacre, Ariz., 1871.
Apache Indians > Wars.
Apache Indians > History > 19th century.
Massacres > Arizona.
Indians of North America > Crimes against > Arizona > Aravaipa Canyon.
Indians, Treatment of > Arizona > Aravaipa Canyon.
Aravaipa Canyon (Ariz.) > History.

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