Devil's Backbone

Devil's Backbone

The Modoc War, 1872-3

Book - 1991
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Book four of the author's series based on the Indian Wars. The novel is set in 1872-1873 near the Oregon Territory. The Modoc Indians and the American officials are on the brink of war. A Modoc chief, Kientpoos, murders a Civil War hero during negotiations, and triggers a U.S. Army offensive against the Modocs. Besieged in Lava Beds near Tule Lake, the Modocs fight for seven months before being defeated when Modoc defectors help turn the tide against the Indians.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Paperbacks, c1991
Edition: St. Martin's Paperbacks ed
ISBN: 9780312925741
Characteristics: xv, 426 p. : maps ; 18 cm


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