US Cavalry on the Plains 1850–90 (Men at Arms 168)
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Two events in the 19th century turned the minds of Americans westwards
towards eventual and inevitable conflict with the Plains Indians. The first was
victory in the Mexican-American War, which brought millions of acres of new land
in the West. The second was the discovery of gold in California. One of the
results of this migration was conflict with the Indians who inhabited the Plains.
So it was natural that the Army, the nation's armed peace-keepers, should be
sent to garrison the West. This book by Philip Katcher tells the absorbing story
of the US cavalrymen who patrolled the Plains from 1850-90.