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ИсторияFort Bowie, Arizona: Combat Post Of The Southwest, 1858-1894

Fort Bowie, Arizona: Combat Post Of The Southwest, 1858-1894
Название: Fort Bowie, Arizona: Combat Post Of The Southwest, 1858-1894
Автор: Douglas C. McChristian
Издательство: University of Oklahoma Press
Год: 2005
ISBN: 0806136480
Формат: PDF
Размер: 4.37 MB
Язык: English
Страниц: 368

Fort Bowie, in present-day Arizona, was established in 1862 at the site of the famous Battle of Apache Pass, where U.S. troops clashed with Apache chief Cochise and his warriors. The fort's dual purpose was to guard the invaluable water supply at Apache Spring and to control Indians in the developing southwestern region. Douglas C. McChristian's Fort Bowie, Arizona, spans nearly four decades to provide a fascinating account of the many complex events surrounding the small combat post. In a sweeping narrative, McChristian presents Fort Bowie in fresh contexts of national expansion and regional development, weaving in threads of early exploration, transcontinental railroad surveys, the overland mail, mining, ranching, and the conflict with the Apaches.





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