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The Story of Nelson A. Miles; Indian Fighter
The Story of Nelson A Miles Indian Fighter Author:Ralph Edgar Bailey From the end of the Civil War until the early 1890's the advancing white an and the retreating Indian fought a running battle on the western frontier of the United States. No American soldier played as vital a role in this struggle as Nelson a Miles. Here is a thorough and absorbing biography of this important figure, who excelled at a job he di... more »d not always relish.
Ironically, Miles's success as an Indian fighter was largely due to his understanding of, and sometimes sympathy with, the quarry. He was the first commander to continue the pursuit of a hostile Indian group throughout the winter. Using this strategy against the Sioux, he drove Sitting Bull out of the country and forced Crazy Horse to surrender. Miles was also the general who received the moving surrender from Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce and who captured the famous Apache leader, Geronimo.
The story of General Nelson A Miles's life is really the story of how America won the West. With the help of clear and accurate maps, Mr. Bailey tells it dramatically and vividly.« less