The Earth Is Weeping: 3 of 12: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West Audible Audiobook – Unabridged Peter Cozzens (Author), John Pruden (Narrator), & 1 more

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A cartoon from Harper's Weekly of December 21, 1878, features General Philip Sheridan and Secretary of the Interior Carl Schurz.

Thomas Nast - Harper's Weekly, December 21, 1878, p. 1005; Boston Public Library

An unhappy-looking Native American, with a sign hanging around his neck saying “THIS IS THE NOBLE RED MAN.” stands on a bureau with an unhappy expression on his face. On either side of him are doors. The left door is labeled “INTERIOR DEPARTMENT” and in front of it stands U.S. Secretary of the Interior Carl Schurz, hands in pocket, with a serious expression on his face. On the right is a door labeled ”WAR DEPARTMENT“ with an equally serious looking General Philip Sheridan standing in front of it and in back of it General William Tecumseh Sherman peers out from the left. Schurz and Sheridan eye each other resolutely.

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File:Schurz and Sheridan and Red Man.jpg

Created: 31 December 1877

The Earth Is Weeping: 3 of 12: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West Audible Audiobook – Unabridged Peter Cozzens (Author), John Pruden (Narrator), & 1 more

https://www.amazon.com/Earth-Weeping-Story-Indian-American/dp/B01M00ZX8R/ref=tmmaudswatch0?encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

With the end of the Civil War, the nation recommenced its expansion onto traditional Indian tribal lands, setting off a wide-ranging conflict that would last more than three decades. In an exploration of the wars and negotiations that destroyed tribal ways of life even as they made possible the emergence of the modern United States, Peter Cozzens gives us both sides in comprehensive and singularly intimate detail. He illuminates the encroachment experienced by the tribes and the tribal conflicts over whether to fight or make peace and explores the squalid lives of soldiers posted to the frontier and the ethical quandaries faced by generals who often sympathized with their native enemies. As the action moves from Kansas and Nebraska to the Southwestern desert to the Dakotas and the Pacific Northwest, we encounter a pageant of fascinating characters including Custer, Sherman, Grant, and a host of other military and political figures as well as great native leaders such as Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, Geronimo, and Red Cloud. For the first time, The Earth Is Weeping brings them all together in the fullest account to date of how the West was won.