Eyewitnesses to the Indian Wars, 1865-1890
"This groundbreaking series is the definitive resource on the military struggle for the American West...a stunning achievement in both archival research and editorial selection."
--History Book Club News
Volume 1: The Struggle for Apacheria
"Peter Cozzens has compiled an impressive collection of primary source material that provides firsthand views of the epic struggle for the control of Apacheria....This volume is an indispensible addition to anyone interested in the Apache Wars. Thank you, Peter Cozzens, for this remarkable book. -- Ed Sweeney, author of Cochise, Chiricahua Apache Chief and Mangas Coloradas, Chief of the Chiricahua Apaches
"Comprises an important compilation for everyone interested in the history of America's frontier experience. -- Jerome A. Greene, Historian, National Park Service and author of Nez Perce Summer 1877
Volume 2: The Wars for the Pacific Northwest
"This volume is destined to become an indispensible resource for history buffs and professional historians, and good reading for anyone who enjoys American history.
--David Dary, author of The Santa Fe Trail
"Offer[s] a "you-are-there" resonance missing from most current scholarship....Cozzens' selections reflect his skillful eye for narrative balance and deft sense of drama....Destined to become a standard."
--Paul L. Hedren, author of Fort Laramie in 1876
Volume 3: Conquering the Southern Plains
"This third volume in [Cozzens'] magnificent documentary series makes accessible a wealth of historical material on this fascinating and complex theme. -- Robert Clark, author of The Killing of Crazy Horse and president of The Arthur J. Clark Company
"Peter Cozzens' third volume of Eyewitnesses to the Indian Wars is as invaluable a book as its two predecessors. Cozzens' eye for the perfect original source selection, one that not only informs but illuminates, makes this series essential reading for every student of the military frontier and the American Indian.-- Paul A. Hutton, author of Phil Sheridan and His Army
Volume 4: The Long War for the Northern Plains
"Peter Cozzens has once again rendered Indian Wars scholars and enthusiasts yeoman's service by collecting, introducing, and judiciously annotating an extraordinary anthology of primary accounts...in a volume destined to become a standard." -- Paul L. Hedren, author of We Trailed the Sioux
"Fort Phil Kearny, Little Bighorn, Wounded Knee...Cozzens captures the combat of these and other battlefields in a remarkably vivid anthology of rare personal voices." -- Jerome A. Greene, National Park historian, and author of Morning Star Dawn: The Powder River Expedition and the Northern Cheyenne, 1876
Volume 5: The Army and the Indian
"Cozzens' latest effort joins its predecessors in the series as a must-read for anyone who would research the Indian Wars of the 19th century."-- Sandy Barnard, editor of Ten Years with Custer: A 7th Cavalryman's Memoirs
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I am the creator of and series editor for Stackpole Books' Frontier Classics. I also wrote new introductions to these volumes in the series: