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Fort Reno and the Indian Territory Frontier


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Stan Hoig is professor emeritus of journalism at the University of Central Oklahoma. He is author or editor of many other publications, including The Peace Chiefs of the Cheyennes (1980, University of Oklahoma Press) and The Cherokees and Their Chiefs: In the Wake of Empire (1998, University of Arkansas Press), which was a History Book Club selection.


"A comprehensive, yet easy to read account. . . . His stories of Indian chiefs, Boomers and Sooners, dedicated missionaries and gala Fourth of July horse races paint a vivid mural of the robust years of Fort Reno and what would someday become Oklahoma." --The Sunday Oklahoman "Not only a good read, but a real contribution to military history." --True West "Informative and readable. . . . Hoig places the history of Fort Reno in the context of significant topics of American westward expansion: Indian wars, Unisted States-Indian relations, cattle drives, railroads, white settlement, and the Oklahoma land rushes. Numerous maps, photographs, and illustrations augment his skillful narrative." --Montana: The Magazine of Western History "Fort Reno participated in a series of major events that marked the end of the frontier era. . . Utilizing a vast array of manuscript collections, government documents, and other published sources, Hoig has crafted an exciting and accurate tale of Indian--white conflict and cooperation at the end of the 19th century." --Choice Magazine "Hoig's insight is that Fort Reno can be seen as a kind of pivot for events between 1874 and the early twentieth century. It is not a pretty story, but it's an important and interesting one, and I think readers will find Hoig's telling of it valuable." --Elliott West, author of The Contested Plains "An excellent account . . . an outstanding history of a western fort that dealt with many of the changes experienced in the American West." --Military History of the West

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