Great Plains Forts

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$17.95  $16.69
Bison Books
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4.88 X 7.87 X 0.87 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author
Jay H. Buckley is an associate professor of history and director of the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University. He is the author of William Clark: Indian Diplomat and coauthor (with Jeffery D. Nokes) of Explorers of the American West: Mapping the World through Primary Documents. Jeffery D. Nokes is a professor of history at Brigham Young University. He is the author of Building Students' Historical Literacies: Learning to Read and Reason with Historical Texts and Evidence.
"The Great Plains are a deep reservoir of American stories. Jay Buckley and Jeffery Nokes have given us a guide to pursuing some of the most revealing ones as told through the dozens of fortifications that have freckled the midcontinental landscape for centuries, from those of Indigenous peoples through others built for commerce and conquest."--Elliott West, author of Continental Reckoning: The American West in the Age of Expansion
"If looking for a brief summary of forts and posts of the plains and prairie regions, this is your book. Jay Buckley and Jeffery Nokes skillfully weave a narrative history from First Nations fortifications in precontact times to Spanish, Mexican, French, English, and American complexes in both Canada and areas that became part of the United States. An appendix, province by province and state by state, gives summaries of the chronology and purpose of each establishment. No other volume accomplishes so much!"--William R. Swagerty, former director of the John Muir Center at the University of the Pacific