- Author:David A. Nichols
- Title:Lincoln and the Indians: CIVIL WAR POLICY AND POLITICS
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"Now available for the first time in paperback, "Lincoln and the Indians" remains the only thorough treatment of a much-neglected aspect of Lincoln's presidency. Placing Indian affairs in the broad context of Civil War politics and the settling of the West, David A. Nichols covers the Sioux War of 1862 in Minnesota, the forced removal of the Navahos from their homeland to the deadly concentration camp at Bosque Redondo, and the massacre of Cheyennes by volunteer troops at Sand Creek. He also examines Lincoln's inept handling of the Five Civilized Tribes in Indian Territory and the corrupt "Indian System" of government aid that mainly benefitted ambitious whites."