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The Resource Oh what a slaughter : massacres in the American West, 1846-1890, Larry McMurtry, (sound recording)

Oh what a slaughter : massacres in the American West, 1846-1890, Larry McMurtry, (sound recording)

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Oh what a slaughter : massacres in the American West, 1846-1890
Title
Oh what a slaughter
Title remainder
massacres in the American West, 1846-1890
Statement of responsibility
Larry McMurtry
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Contributor
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A history of the bloody massacres that marked-- and marred-- the settling of the American West in the nineteenth century, and which still provoke immense controversy today. Here are the true stories of the massacres at Sacramento River, Mountain Meadows, Sand Creek, Marias River, Camp Grant, and Wounded Knee, among others. These massacres involved Americans killing Indians, Indians killing Americans, and, in one case, Mormons slaughtering a party of settlers. McMurtry's descriptions recall their full horror, and the deep, constant apprehension and dread endured by both pioneers and Indians. By modern standards the death tolls were small-- Little Big Horn in 1876 was the only encounter to involve more than 200 dead-- yet in the thinly populated West of that time, the violent extinction of a hundred people had a colossal impact. At the sites today, the taint is still powerful enough to affect locals who happen to live nearby
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SWP
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McMurtry, Larry
Dewey number
978/.02
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not applicable
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not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
biography
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Read by Michael Prichard
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Prichard, Michael
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  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Massacres
  • Books on compact disc, Unabridged
Label
Oh what a slaughter : massacres in the American West, 1846-1890, Larry McMurtry, (sound recording)
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Publication
Note
  • Compact discs
  • Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Library ed.
Extent
4 sound discs (4 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781400101955
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other control number
9781400101955
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocm62706099
  • (OCoLC)62723111
  • 705587
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Oh what a slaughter : massacres in the American West, 1846-1890, Larry McMurtry, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Compact discs
  • Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Library ed.
Extent
4 sound discs (4 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781400101955
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other control number
9781400101955
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocm62706099
  • (OCoLC)62723111
  • 705587
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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