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Description - Black Kettle by Thom Hatch

The first-ever biography of a great chief who died trying to make peace with whites No Indian chief tried harder than Black Kettle (1813 - 68) to achieve peace with whites, yet none was treated so treacherously. Unlike other chiefs, he recognized that the white man would ultimately dominate the territory of his tribe, and worked tirelessly to restrain his warriors and establish peace without bloodshed. But conflict was inevitable. Betrayal by authorities in Colorado resulted in the 1864 Sand Creek Massacre. Then, in 1869, another betrayal cost Black Kettle his life and outraged the nation when Custer attacked his camp on the Washita River. Published in conjunction with the dedication of the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site, this meticulously researched biography sheds new light on the tragic fate of this peace-loving chief. Thom Hatch (Colorado), a former newspaper reporter and film and video writer/producer, is the author of several books, including Clashes of Cavalry.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780471445920
ISBN-10: 0471445924
Format: Hardback
(242mm x 166mm x 24mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Thom Hatch

THOM HATCH, a former film and video writer, director, and producer, is the author of five previous books, including The Blue, the Gray, and the Red: Indian Campaigns of the Civil War. He has written extensively on the Plains Indians and lives in Colorado with his wife and daughter.

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