Deployed to posts from the Missouri River to the Pacific in 1848, the United States Army undertook an old mission on frontiers new to the United States: occupying the Western territories; suppressing American Indian resistance; keeping the peace among feuding Indians, Hispanics, and Anglos; and consolidating United States sovereignty in the region.
"The authors have improved on what was already a groundbreaking study that adds significantly to our knowledge of American expansionism and, more importantly, of African Americans in the West." (Oregon Historical Quarterly)
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