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The Resource The frontier army in the settlement of the West, by Michael L. Tate

The frontier army in the settlement of the West, by Michael L. Tate

Label
The frontier army in the settlement of the West
Title
The frontier army in the settlement of the West
Statement of responsibility
by Michael L. Tate
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Books, art, and movies most often portray the frontier army in continuous conflict with Native Americans. In truth, the army spent only a small part of its frontier duty fighting Indians; as the main arm of the federal government in less-settled regions of the nation, the army performed a host of duties." "The Frontier Army in the Settlement of the West examines the army's non-martial contributions to western development. Dispelling timeworn stereotypes, Michael L. Tate shows that the army conducted explorations, compiled scientific and artistic records, built roads, aided overland travelers, and improved river transportation. Army posts offered nuclei for towns, and soldiers delivered federal mails, undertook agricultural experiments, and assembled weather records for forecasting." "The "multipurpose" army also provided telegraph service, extended relief to destitute civilians, and protected early national parks. Military posts published records of western life and provided revenues to attract settlers and businessmen. The army acted with civilian officials to enforce the law and frequently championed Indian rights. And soldiers in the frontier army built post schools, chapels, and hospitals that were used by civilians."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tate, Michael L
Dewey number
978/.02
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F596
LC item number
.T36 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • West (U.S.)
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Armed Forces
  • United States, West
  • Frontier
  • Krijgsmacht
  • Armee
  • Westen
  • Grenzgebiet
  • USA
Label
The frontier army in the settlement of the West, by Michael L. Tate
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-435) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Discoverers: military scientists, ethnologists, and artists in the new empire -- Encountering the elephant: army aid to emigrants on the Platte River road -- Across and on the wide Missouri: the army's role in western transportation and communication -- Posse comitatus in blue: the soldier as frontier lawman -- Dining at the government trough: army contracts and payrolls as community builders -- Uncle Sam's farmers: soldiers as agriculturalists and meteorologists -- Hippocrates in blue: army doctors on the frontier -- Reform the man: post chapels, schools, and libraries -- Sharpening the eagle's talons for domestic duties: the army in public relief work and in protecting the national parks -- In defense of "Poor Lo": military advocacy for Native American rights -- Documenting the experience: soldier journalists, autobiographers, and novelists -- Life after soldiering: entrepreneurs, investors, and retirees
Control code
ocm41580638
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 454 pages
Isbn
9780806131733
Lccn
99036276
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o41580638
  • (OCoLC)41580638
Label
The frontier army in the settlement of the West, by Michael L. Tate
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-435) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Discoverers: military scientists, ethnologists, and artists in the new empire -- Encountering the elephant: army aid to emigrants on the Platte River road -- Across and on the wide Missouri: the army's role in western transportation and communication -- Posse comitatus in blue: the soldier as frontier lawman -- Dining at the government trough: army contracts and payrolls as community builders -- Uncle Sam's farmers: soldiers as agriculturalists and meteorologists -- Hippocrates in blue: army doctors on the frontier -- Reform the man: post chapels, schools, and libraries -- Sharpening the eagle's talons for domestic duties: the army in public relief work and in protecting the national parks -- In defense of "Poor Lo": military advocacy for Native American rights -- Documenting the experience: soldier journalists, autobiographers, and novelists -- Life after soldiering: entrepreneurs, investors, and retirees
Control code
ocm41580638
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 454 pages
Isbn
9780806131733
Lccn
99036276
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o41580638
  • (OCoLC)41580638

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