Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. “The Earth is Weeping” is a thorough history of the Indian Wars from the end of The Civil War to the battle of Wounded Knee in 1890. We f*cked up the Middle East and now let's do that to Asia. His book on the other hand has used primary source material that allows him to present native American history more accurately. I'm familiar with the Civil War battle accounts by the author and did not know of his multi-volume series on the Indian Wars. It's a lot to cover, and the author does an impressive job. The book is also very fact driven but also tells an evenhanded story, both depicting Native Americans and US Army members in good and bad lights. AbeBooks.com: The Earth Is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West (9780307948182) by Cozzens, Peter and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices. I'm sure each conflict alone could be the subject of a very interesting history book, but we get the overall history in an organized fashion focusing on different regions in the West in turn. The Earth Is Weeping is the most lucid and reliable history of the Indian Wars in recent memory." Basically from the end of the Civil War to Wounded Knee (25 years) the Indian way of life was destroyed in a generation. In April 1863, Chief Lean Bear of the Southern Cheyennes met with President Abraham Lincoln. The Sand Creek, Marias and Wounded Knee Massacres are no longer just names but events that fit into larger movements. It appeared more like genocide. Cozzens' sweeping account covers all the main campaigns and major battles, but what makes his book unique is its focus on the impact of both internal tribal factionalism and inter-tribal conflict on the inevitable outcome. The tide turned and now most people felt the Indians were treated horribly. This book was a page turner from beginning to end, and was an easy read for somebody not very well versed in the history that it discusses. It is an outrage. For anyone looking for a book providing an overview of the entire history of our Indian wars I can think of no better choice than this volume. A brilliant book! A disappointing way to end the year. Wonderful country **sarcasm**. by Vintage, Published September 5th 2017 There were great fighters on both sides and many heroes too. I am not sure why I continue reading books on Indian history as I am always so sad upon completion. Cozzens also is a retired Foreign Service Officer, U. S. Department of State. They scorched and burned the Middle East and left it in chaos and now they are pivoting to Asia. Read 284 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The last quarter of this book is footnotes making it clear he has tried to back up his claim. They scorched and burned the Middle East and left it in chaos and now they are pivoting to Asia. Cozzens, a veteran Civil War historian, turns his attentions to America's bloody twilight wars against Native Americans between 1865 and 1890. There were no heroes and no innocents in this history. The white man (and the Mexican, and the white man’s numerous Indian allies) usually breaks treaties and sometimes kills women and children. That would make them migrants, not immigrants, and it seems very disrespectful to make any other argument. ... Goodreads reviews for The Earth is Weeping. Here, Team Indian does good and bad, and Team White does good and bad, each according to its own internal dictates of morality and external dictates of practicality and need. Lots of detailed descriptions of battles and skirmishes, which grew boring for me, and I sometimes felt like I was missing the forest for the trees with this book. In sobering detail, Peter Cozzens has chronicled this dark chapter in our history. - Victor Davis Hanson, author of CARNAGE AND CULTURE. It's to counter the what he calls one-sided narrative since 1970 that Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee ushered in- the Army was hell bent on genocide of Indians. by Athenaeum - Polak & Van Gennep, Published October 25th 2016 The author said that he tried to re-examine the white and Indian relationships, and not to vilify either side, as has been done in the past, but to see both sides for what they were. In sobering detail, Peter Cozzens has chronicled this dark chapter in our history. Suppose that in a spirit of justice, this superior race should recognize the fact that it was in duty bound to place food in our mouths and blankets on our backs, what would we do in the premises? Not every white man was racist or apathetic to the Native Americans plight. … A good thorough account of the wars from 1851 to 1890. 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