Imatge de l'autor

Robert M. Utley (1929–2022)

Autor/a de The Lance and the Shield: The Life and Times of Sitting Bull

51+ obres 3,456 Membres 25 Ressenyes 3 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Robert M. Utley, former chief historian of the National Park Service, is a founding member and former president of the Western History Association.
Crèdit de la imatge: Credit: Larry D. Moore, 2007 Texas Book Festival, Austin, Texas

Obres de Robert M. Utley

Indian Wars (1977) 297 exemplars
The Last Days of the Sioux Nation (2004) 137 exemplars
Cheyenne Memories (1967) — Autor — 109 exemplars
Geronimo (2012) 89 exemplars
High Noon in Lincoln (1987) 87 exemplars
The Story of the West (2003) 57 exemplars
Golden Spike (1969) 30 exemplars

Obres associades

The Truth About Geronimo (1929) — Pròleg — 79 exemplars
The Custer Reader (1992) — Pròleg — 69 exemplars
Sacred Ground: Americans and Their Battlefields (1991) — Pròleg — 58 exemplars
Navajo Wars: Military Campaigns, Slave Raids, and Reprisals (1972) — Introducció — 26 exemplars
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Autumn 1988 (1988) — Author "Last Stand" — 23 exemplars
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Summer 1992 (1992) — Author "In Review: Blue Against Red" — 19 exemplars
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Autumn 1989 (1989) — Author "Crook and Miles, Fighting and Feuding on the Indian Frontier" — 17 exemplars
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Summer 1993 (1993) — Author "Sitting Bull" — 15 exemplars
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Autumn 2008 (2008) — Author "Victorio's War" — 12 exemplars
Creating the National Park Service: The Missing Years (1999) — Pròleg, algunes edicions12 exemplars
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Autumn 2007 (2007) — Author "Red River War: Last Uprising in the Texas Panhandle" — 11 exemplars
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Spring 2002 (2002) — Author "Los Diablos Tejanos" — 8 exemplars
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Spring 2004 (2004) — Author "In Review: Lone Star Rising: The Revolutionary Birth of the Texas Republic" — 6 exemplars
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Spring 2011 (2011) — Author "Border Showdown", algunes edicions3 exemplars
Utah Historical Quarterly, Vol. 37, No. 3 (Summer 1969) (1969) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
Utah Historical Quarterly - Vol. 29, No. 2, April 1961 (1961) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars


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Hundreds of period photographs, artifacts, paintings, and drawings from the collection of the Smithsonian Institution, accompanied by detailed timelines, captions, and historical analyses, bring to life the social, cultural, political, and economic history of the American West, from prehistoric times to modern-day Silicon Valley.
DavidFranks | Feb 17, 2024 |
Author Robert Utley contends Geronimo is the most famous Native American. That may well be true; nobody yells “Metacomet!” or “Tecumseh!” or “Crazy Horse!” when they jump out of an airplane. He also notes the progression of the Geronimo mythos; with him going from a bloodthirsty savage perpetrator of hideous cruelty to a brave warrior defending his homeland. As usual, the reality is more nuanced. Geronimo doesn’t seem to be that much more “savage” than other natives – or than the troops pursuing him; Utley claims the Chiricahua didn’t rape female captives – they just killed them outright. On at least two occasions, Geronimo’s raiders murdered a settler’s wife and children before his eyes – but then let the man go; no explanation is offered. Utley notes Geronimo was never a “chief” of the Chiricahua; a best he was a warband leader; and he wasn’t really defending his homeland. The basic problem seems to be the Chiricahua were not agriculturalists/hunters like the eastern Native Americans or bison-hunters like the plains natives; they were raiders, pure and simple, and would celebrate successful raids or seek solace after unsuccessful ones by getting drunk on tiswin, made from fermented maize. Utley’s discussion of tiswin benders first seemed racist – the old “drunken Indian” stereotype – but he makes the case that the tiswin drunks were an important part of the Chiricahua lifestyle, almost a religious celebration. Thus the Chiricahua just didn’t understand efforts to get them to stop raiding and drinking, because they didn’t know how to do anything else,
This is a remarkably thorough study of Geronimo’s life as a raider and war leader; Utley notes Geronimo was considerably more complicated that people like Sitting Bull, Dull Knife, Crazy Horse, Santana or other native leaders and suggests he was more interested in himself than in his people; Utley makes the point he wasn’t very popular with other Chiricahua.
Geronimo displayed an almost uncanny ability to escape from American and Mexican military until the Americans adopted the method that had been successful in other Indian wars – using Indian scouts to track him down. After his final capture, he was put on display at various expositions and events around the country (always under military escort); he seemed to enjoy these, expressing interests in things like automobiles and motion pictures, and earning money from sales of “autographed” artifacts.
A good read. Well referenced, a plate section with numerous appropriate photographs, and good maps.
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setnahkt | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Aug 29, 2023 |
Great history book with eye-opening account of how the whites treated the Indians in America. Even their best intentions led to terrible results.
Sad story. Highly recommended.
kslade | Dec 8, 2022 |
A first rate look at Geronimo and his life. Utley goes deep in his biography of this famed Indian leader and his battles with his own people, the US government and the residents of Northern Mexico and Southern Arizona.
foof2you | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Aug 14, 2021 |



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