Handbook of the American Frontier, The Great Plains: Four Centuries of Indian-White Relationships (Native American Resources Series)
- Publish Date: 1993-01-01
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Norman J. Heard
Now in Paperback! The relationship between North American Indians and Europeans, friendly at first, took a violent turn with the kidnapping of natives by mariners, and conflict flared as the frontier line moved north from Mexico and west from the Atlantic coast settlements. Heard presents brief articles in dictionary arrangement about Indian tribes and leaders, explorers, missionaries, traders, settlers, soldiers, battles, treaties, and other topics in the frontier history of the present U.S. from the arrival of the first seafarers to the end of the Indian wars. The work is divided regionally. Vol.I, published in 1987, related events in the Southeastern Woodlands. Vol.II, published in 1990, is devoted to the Northeastern Woodlands. Vol.III covers the Great Plains. Vol. IV will describe events in the Far West. The final volume will include a general index, bibliography, and chronology. Cloth edition [0-8108-2767-0] published in 1993.