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The Red and the White

A Family Saga Of The American West

By Andrew R. Graybill, 1971-

Winner of the Labriola Center American Indian National Book Award.



One of the American West’s bloodiest—and least-known—massacres is searingly re-created in this generation-spanning history of native-white intermarriage.


National Book Award–winning histories such as The Hemingses of Monticello and Slaves in the Family have raised our awareness about America’s intimately mixed black and white past. Award-winning western historian Andrew R. Graybill now sheds light on the overlooked interracial Native-white relationships critical in the development of the trans-Mississippi West in this multigenerational saga. Beginning in 1844 with the marriage of Montana fur trader Malcolm Clarke and his Piegan Blackfeet bride, Coth-co-co-na, Graybill traces the family from the mid-nineteenth century, when such mixed marriages proliferated, to the first half of the twentieth, when Clarke ’s children and grandchildren often encountered virulent prejudice. At the center of Graybill’s history is the virtually unexamined 1870 Marias Massacre, on a par with the more infamous slaughters at Sand Creek and Wounded Knee, an episode set in motion by the murder of Malcolm Clarke and in which Clarke ’s two sons rode with the Second U.S. Cavalry to kill their own blood relatives.

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Publish Date

2013

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9780871404459


Format: Book
Author: Graybill, Andrew R., 1971-
Title: The red and the white : a family saga of the American West / Andrew R. Graybill.
Publisher Date: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2013]
Subject: Clarke, Malcolm, 1817-1869. Clarke, Malcolm, 1817-1869 -- Family. Clark family Marias Massacre, Mont., 1870. Interracial marriage -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century. Whites -- West (U.S.) -- Relations with Indians. Piegan Indians.
Isbn: 9780871404459 (hardcover)
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Format: Book
Author: Graybill, Andrew R., 1971-
Title: The red and the white : a family saga of the American West / Andrew R. Graybill.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2013]
Description: xix, 338 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Subjects: Clarke, Malcolm, 1817-1869.
Subjects: Clarke, Malcolm, 1817-1869 -- Family.
Subjects: Clark family
Subjects: Marias Massacre, Mont., 1870.
Subjects: Interracial marriage -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century.
Subjects: Whites -- West (U.S.) -- Relations with Indians.
Subjects: Piegan Indians.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-316) and index.
LCCN: 2013011167
ISBN: 9780871404459 (hardcover)
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 978.02 Gra