Indian Yell

Indian Yell

The Heart of An American Insurgency

Book - 2006
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Baker & Taylor
Presents twelve episodes of conflict in the West of the nineteenth century between Americans soldiers and the Indians, providing descriptive portraits of the major participants on both sides and an in-depth analysis of each battle and the insurgent efforts of the Indians.

Grounded in meticulous research and written with an uncanny understanding of the military and of American Indian culture, Blake offers soulful profiles of the participants, both Indian and cavalry. Indian Yell is filled with accounts of harrowing sacrifice and tragic misdeeds of real people-Blake tells of their lives and loves, their bravery, and their shortcomings in a way that lends a new perspective on America's greatest insurgency. Some of the stories are well documented in the annals of history, while others are more abscure. Large or small, Blake weaves them together to show that bitter memories of this war still haunt the American West. These are the struggles that initiated the end of one way of life and the beginning of another; this struggle must not be forgotten.

Book News
For much of the late 19th century, the U.S. cavalry fought a series of bloody battles against an insurgent force of Indian warriors determined to protect their homeland. In this accessible narrative, Blake profiles participants on both sides and describes twelve of the Indian Wars' most significant conflicts. The text is accompanied throughout by b&w historical photographs. A former investigative journalist, Blake is also the author of the bestselling novel Dances With Wolves. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Flagstaff, Ariz. : Northland Pub., c2006
ISBN: 9780873589079
Branch Call Number: 973.8 B5816i 2006
Characteristics: 170 p. : ill. ; 27 cm


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Oct 31, 2017

This book is amazingly eye-opening. I cried a few times reading it. There's absolutely no way I can go on with my life as it was knowing what I know now about how we treated and still currently treat the Native Americans. What a shame, America! Shame!

I HIGHLY recommend reading this book.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at PCPL

To Top