Wednesday, December 28, 2016

"A Continent-Spanning, Gun-Running Network"

"As his end notes demonstrate, all the evidence has been right there under our eyes for centuries, in expedition narratives, ship manifests, military correspondence and the testimonials of Euro-Americans who spent time as captives of American Indian tribes. It just required a prolific synthesizer who saw the big picture—that the gun frontier 'was a creation of Indian savvy and power, not white American Manifest Destiny.'"

Casey Sanchez in the Los Angeles Times reviews David Silverman's Thundersticks: Firearms and the Violent Transformation of Native America.

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