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Hoig, Stan

Works: 48 works in 207 publications in 1 language and 19,026 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Juvenile works  Humor  Fiction  Sources  Treaties  Anecdotes  Folklore  Bio-bibliography 
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Most widely held works about Stan Hoig
Most widely held works by Stan Hoig
The Cheyenne by Stan Hoig( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 1,567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the history, culture and changing fortunes of the Cheyenne Indians
The Chouteaus : first family of the fur trade by Stan Hoig( )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the late eighteenth century, the vast, pristine land that lay west of the Mississippi River remained largely unknown to the outside world. The area beckoned to daring frontiersmen who produced the first major industry of the American West--the colorful but challenging, often dangerous fur trade. At the lead was an enterprising French Creole family that founded the city of St. Louis in 1763 and pushed forth to garner furs for world markets. Stan Hoig provides an intimate look into the lives of four generations of the Chouteau family as they voyaged up the Western rivers to conduct trade, a
Cowtown Wichita and the wild, wicked West by Stan Hoig( )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Billy the Kid, Wyatt Earp, and Bat Masterson were here, hut so were Jesse Chisholm, Jack Ledford, Rowdy Joe and Rowdy Kate, Buffalo Bill Mathewson, Marshal Mike Meagher, Indian trader James Mead, Oklahoma Harry Hill, city founder Dutch Bill Greiffenstein, and a host of colorful characters like you've never known before." "Stan Hoig depicts a once-rambunctious cowtown on the Chisholm Cattle Trail, neighbor to the lawless Indian Territory, roaring and bucking through its Wild West days toward becoming a major American city." "Cowtown Wichita and the Wild; Wicked West provides tribute to those sometimes valiant, sometimes wicked, sometimes hilarious, and often audacious characters who played a role in shaping Wichita's past."--Jacket
The Sand Creek Massacre by Stan Hoig( Book )

20 editions published between 1961 and 1990 in English and held by 1,389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sometimes called "The Chivington Massacre" by those who would emphasize his responsibility for the attack and "The Battle of Sand Creek" by those who would imply that it was not a massacre, this event has become one of our nations most controversial Indian conflicts. The subject of army and Congressional investigations and inquiries, a matter of vigorous newspaper debates, the object of much oratory and writing biased in both directions, the Sand Creek Massacre very likely will never be completely and satisfactorily resolved. This account of the massacre investigates the historical events leading to the battle, tracing the growth of the Indian-white conflict in Colorado Territory. The author has shown the way in which the discontent stemming from the treaty of Fort Wise, the depredations committed by the Cheyennes and Arapahoes prior to the massacre, and the desire of some of the commanding officers for a bloody victory against the Indians laid the groundwork for the battle at Sand Creek
Tribal wars of the southern plains by Stan Hoig( )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 1,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few people who cross the Great Plains today recollect that for centuries the land was a battleground where Indian nations fought one another for their own survival and then stood bravely against the irrepressible forces of white civilization. Even among those aware of the history, Plains Indian conflicts have been seen largely in terms of American conquest. In this readable narrative history, well-known Indian historian Stan Hoig tells how the native peoples of the southern plains have struggled continually to retain their homelands and their way of life. Tribal Wars of the Southern Plains is a comprehensive account of Indian conflicts in the area between the Platte River and the Rio Grande, from the first written reports of the Spaniards in the sixteenth century through the United States-Cheyenne Battle of the Sand Hills in 1875. The reader follows the exploits and defeats of such chiefs as Lone Wolf, Satanta, Black Kettle, and Dull Knife as they signed treaties, led attacks, battled for land, and defended their villages in the huge region that was home to the Wichitas, Comanches, Cheyennes, Arapahos, Kiowas, Osages, Pawnees, and other Indian nations. Unlike many previous studies of the Plains Indian wars, this one-volume synthesis chronicles not only the Indian-white wars but also the Indian-Indian conflicts. Of central importance are the intertribal wars that preceded the arrival of the Spaniards and continued during the next three centuries, particularly as white incursions on the north and east forced tribes from those regions onto the Great Plains. Stan Hoig details the numerous battles and the major treaties. He also explains the warrior ethic, which persists even among Plains Indian veterans today; the dual societal structure of peace and war chiefs within the tribes, in which both sometimes acted at cross-purposes, much the same as the U.S. government and frontier whites; techniques and tactics of Plains Indian warfare; and the role of medicine men, the Sun Dance, and spirituality in Plains warfare. This is a perfect introduction to an important era in the Indian history of North America by an acknowledged expert
The peace chiefs of the Cheyennes by Stan Hoig( Book )

12 editions published between 1979 and 1990 in English and held by 1,314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond the frontier : exploring the Indian country by Stan Hoig( )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Battle of the Washita : the Sheridan-Custer Indian campaign of 1867-69 by Stan Hoig( Book )

10 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perilous pursuit : the U.S. Cavalry and the northern Cheyennes by Stan Hoig( )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a well-paced dramatic narrative, Hoig tells the story of a betrayed people, an incompetent military leadership, a penurious Congress, a hard-pressed Indian Bureau, the suffering troops saddled with the task of stopping a foe far more prepared to fight than they, and an American nation almost totally insensitive to the welfare of its native people."--Jacket
Came men on horses : the conquistador expeditions of Francisco Vázquez de Coronado and Don Juan de Oñate by Stan Hoig( )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Guided by myths of golden cities and worldly rewards, policy makers, conquistador leaders, and expeditionary aspirants alike came to the new world in the sixteenth century and left it a changed land. Came Men on Horses follows two conquistadors--Francisco Vázquez de Coronado and Don Juan de Oñate--on their journey across the southwest. Driven by their search for gold and silver, both Coronado and Oñate committed atrocious acts of violence against the Native Americans, and fell out of favor with the Spanish monarchy. Examining the legacy of these two conquistadors Hoig attempts to balance their brutal acts and selfish motivations with the historical significance and personal sacrifice of their expeditions. Rich human details and superb story-telling make Came Men on Horses a captivating narrative scholars and general readers alike will appreciate."--Publisher's website
The humor of the American cowboy by Stan Hoig( Book )

18 editions published between 1958 and 2006 in English and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of cowboy humor
The Cherokees and their chiefs : in the wake of empire by Stan Hoig( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This newly researched and synthesized history of the Cherokees places special emphasis on the tribe's leaders and their agony in dealing with England, the Colonies, and the United States."--Cover
Jesse Chisholm, ambassador of the Plains by Stan Hoig( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Chisholm Trail traveled by Texas longhorn cattle moving northward across present-day Oklahoma to Kansas, was named for mixed-blood Cherokee Jesse Chisholm (1805?-1868). Though Chisholm's prominence in western ore rests largely on this connection, he was active on the frontier long before the naming of the trail. Because he left no diaries, letters, or personal documents, however, his life has been shrouded in mystery. Stan Hoig offers the clearest picture to date of the many important roles Chisholm played: trailblazer, friend of Indian chiefs, linguist of Indan languages, scout, and perhaps most important - liaison between Indian tribes, the U.S. government, and the Republic of Texas. With his formidable intellect and talent for diplomacy, Chisholm blazed a trail in the history of the American Southwest more fascinating even than the one t hat bears his name
Night of the cruel moon : Cherokee removal and the Trail of Tears by Stan Hoig( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A narrative history of the removal by white Americans of the Cherokee peoples from their eastern homeland to the Indian territory now known as Oklahoma
It's the Fourth of July! by Stan Hoig( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the real meaning of the Fourth of July and the Declaration of Independence, why we celebrate today, early celebrations, and minorities and the Fourth
The western odyssey of John Simpson Smith, frontiersman, trapper, trader, and interpreter by Stan Hoig( Book )

9 editions published between 1974 and 2004 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bear went over the mountain : tall tales of American animals by Robert B Downs( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthology of American folk humor collected by a former president of the American Library Association
White man's paper trail : grand councils and treaty-making on the Central Plains by Stan Hoig( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In White Man's Paper Trail, journalist and author Stan Hoig presents a poignant history of the U.S. government's attempts to peacefully negotiate treaties with the tribes of the Central Plains, from the friendship pacts of the early 1800s through the last formal treaty in 1871, when Congress put an end to treaty-making." "Drawing on records and transcripts of treaty councils in Missouri, Arkansas, the Dakotas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, and Wyoming, Hoig reveals unequivocal testimony that documents countless fallacies and indiscretions by Euro-Americans in the making and enforcement of treaties."--Jacket
The Kiowas & the legend of Kicking Bird by Stan Hoig( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Until now, the mysterious death of Kicking Bird, one of the great leaders of the Kiowas, has overshadowed other significant events of his life. In the Kiowas and the Legend of Kicking Bird, Stan Hoig fills this void in scholarship by providing a more comprehensive account of this important tribal leader and the problems the Kiowas faced during his lifetime." "Kicking Bird strove to save his tribe by working peacefully with Quaker Indian officials and the military. He challenged tribal mores by being the first to promote formal schooling of Kiowa children. In 1873, he managed to temporarily halt Kiowas raids against Texas settlements and attempted to negotiate peace with the whites." "Kicking Bird's death is still a mystery. Was he poisoned by a vindictive enemy? Did he fall victim to the curse of the medicine man Mamanti, whom he helped send to prison? Or did he die naturally from a heart attack? Regardless of the circumstances of his death, Kicking Bird's life spanned one of the most crucial and volatile eras of Kiowa history." "Hoig provides a detailed look at the life of this tribal leader against the background of Kiowa history and culture."--Jacket
A capital for the nation by Stan Hoig( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the history of Washington, D.C., and how it was built, with an emphasis on such historic buildings as the White House, Capitol Building, and Washington Monument
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The Cheyenne
The Chouteaus : first family of the fur tradeCowtown Wichita and the wild, wicked WestThe Sand Creek MassacreTribal wars of the southern plainsThe peace chiefs of the CheyennesBeyond the frontier : exploring the Indian countryThe Battle of the Washita : the Sheridan-Custer Indian campaign of 1867-69Perilous pursuit : the U.S. Cavalry and the northern Cheyennes
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Hoig, Stanley

Hoig, Stanley W.

Hoig Stanley W. 1924-....

Stan Hoig LCAuth[n79061254] VIAF[17350864]

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