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Greene, Jerome A.

Works: 93 works in 244 publications in 1 language and 14,116 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal narratives  Biographies  Military history 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler
Classifications: E83.89, 973.82
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Most widely held works about Jerome A Greene
Most widely held works by Jerome A Greene
Yellowstone command : Colonel Nelson A. Miles and the Great Sioux War, 1876-1877 by Jerome A Greene( )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 1,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The continuing popular fascination with Custer and the Battle of the Little Big Horn has obscured the role played by Colonel Nelson A. Miles in the Great Sioux War. 'Yellowstone Command' provides a detailed account of the campaign of Colonel Miles in the winter of 1876-77 as he moved against the Sioux and Cheyenne Indians in the aftermath of the Custer debacle. Drawing on previously unpublished materials and providing troop-movement maps, the author fills in a little-studied chapter in US military history. During the campaign, Miles's 5th Infantry engaged in five major battles with the Indians, as well as an almost constant series of skirmishes intended to restore American military power and morale. The text describes Miles' revitalization of army strategy and reconstructs battles--at Wolf Mountain and at Clear, Spring, Cedar, Bark, Ash and Muddy Creeks--that were decisive in closing the conflict in 1877."
Lakota and Cheyenne : Indian views of the Great Sioux War, 1876-1877( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 1,367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Actions that ended their traditional way of life for all time. The accounts, by both men and women, afford fresh insights into the war. The Indian recollections provide personal, individualistic descriptions of significant events as the people struggled to protect their homelands, families, and tribal cultures. Most Sioux and Cheyenne accounts of the engagements remained within their own societies for many years. Those that were published during or soon after the war
Slim Buttes, 1876 : an episode of the Great Sioux War by Jerome A Greene( )

8 editions published between 1981 and 1990 in English and held by 1,258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American carnage : Wounded Knee, 1890 by Jerome A Greene( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the year 1890 wound to a close, a band of more than three hundred Lakota Sioux Indians led by Chief Big Foot made their way toward South Dakota's Pine Ridge Reservation to join other Lakotas seeking peace. Fearing that Big Foot's band was headed instead to join "hostile" Lakotas, U.S. troops surrounded the group on Wounded Knee Creek. Tensions mounted, and on the morning of December 29, as the Lakotas prepared to give up their arms, disaster struck. Accounts vary on what triggered the violence as Indians and soldiers unleashed thunderous gunfire at each other, but the consequences were horrific: some 200 innocent Lakota men, women, and children were slaughtered. American Carnage explores the complex events preceding the tragedy, the killings, and their troubled legacy. Historian Jerome A. Greene explores why the bloody engagement happened and demonstrates how it became a brutal massacre. Drawing on a wealth of sources, including previously unknown testimonies, Greene examines the events from both Native and non-Native perspectives, explaining the significance of treaties, white settlement, political disputes, and the Ghost Dance as influential factors in what eventually took place. He addresses controversial questions: Was the action premeditated? Was the Seventh Cavalry motivated by revenge after its humiliating defeat at the Battle of the Little Bighorn? Should soldiers have received Medals of Honor? He also recounts the futile efforts of Lakota survivors and their descendants to gain recognition for their terrible losses
Battles and skirmishes of the Great Sioux War, 1876-1877 : the military view( )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 1,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Great Sioux War of 1876-1877 is memorable to most Americans because of Lieutenant Colonel George A. Custer's last stand at the Battle of the Little Big Horn. Yet despite its infamy, the engagement was only one of many in the protracted, disjointed struggle between the United States Army and the allied Sioux and Northern Cheyenne Indians. This collection presents the military side of the struggle and offers fifteen accounts of the engagements, with maps, s they were observed by participating officers, enlisted men, scouts, surgeons, and newspaper correspondents
The guns of independence : the siege of Yorktown, 1781 by Jerome A Greene( )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In early 1781, after his victories in the Southern Colonies, Lord Cornwallis marched his army north into Virginia. He believed the Americans could be decisively defeated in Virginia and the war brought to an end. George Washington believed Cornwallis's move was a strategic blunder, and he moved vigorously to exploit it. Feinting against General Clinton and the British stronghold of New York, Washington marched his army quickly south. With the assistance of Rochambeau's infantry and a key French naval victory at the Battle off the Capes in September, Washington trapped Cornwallis on the tip of a narrow Virginia peninsula at a place called Yorktown. And so it began. Operating on the belief that Clinton would arrive with reinforcements, Cornwallis confidently remained within Yorktown's inadequate defenses. Determined that nothing short of outright surrender would suffice, his opponent labored day and night to achieve that end. Washington's brilliance was on display as he skillfully constricted Cornwallis's position by digging entrenchments, erecting redoubts and artillery batteries, and launching well-timed attacks to capture key enemy positions. The nearly flawless Allied campaign sealed Cornwallis's fate. Trapped inside crumbling defenses, he surrendered on October 19, 1781, effectively ending the war in North America
Indian War veterans : memories of army life and campaigns in the West, 1864-1898 by Jerome A Greene( )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addresses soldiers' experiences throughout the area of the trans-Mississippi West. Topics include recollections of fighting with Custer and the mutilation of the dead at Little Bighorn, the Fetterman fight, the Yellowstone Expedition of 1873, battles at Powder River and Rosebud Creek, fighting Crazy Horse at Wolf Mountains, Geronimo and the Apache wars, the Ute and Modoc Wars, and Wounded Knee. These recollections derive from a wide array of sources, including manuscript and private collections, veterans' scrapbooks, obscure newspapers, and private veterans' statements. Complimenting the entries are dozens of previously unpublished photographs and two original maps
Historic resource study : Fort Davis National Historic Site by Jerome A Greene( )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finding Sand Creek : history, archeology, and the 1864 massacre site by Jerome A Greene( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At dawn on November 29, 1861, more than seven hundred U.S. volunteer troops, commanded by Colonel John M. Chivington, attacked a Southern Cheyenne and Arapaho village along Sand Creek in southeastern Colorado Territory. As the troops approached, the Cheyenne chief Black Kettle waved the white flag of peace, but to no avail. Over the course of seven hours, the soldiers killed at least 150 Indian men, women, and children. Since that day the Sand Creek Massacre has remained one of the most disturbing and controversial events in American history." "While its historical significance is undisputed, the exact location of the massacre has been less clear. Because the site is sacred ground for Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians, the question of its location is more than academic; it is intensely personal and spiritual. In 1998 the National Park Service, under congressional direction, began a research program to verify the location of the site. The team consisted of tribal members, Park Service staff and volunteers, and local landowners. In Finding Sand Creek, the project's leading historian, Jerome A. Greene, and its leading archeologist, Douglas D. Scott, tell the story of how this dedicated group of people used a variety of methods to pinpoint the site. Drawing on oral histories, written records, and archeological fieldwork, Greene and Scott present a wealth of evidence to verify their conclusions. They also demonstrate the value and success of interdisciplinary research and cooperative teamwork." "Greene and Scott's interdisciplinary method will be useful as a model for future projects involving history and archeology. Their team study led to legislation in the year 2000 that established the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site. Although debate about the massacre will continue, establishing its location ensures that Sand Creek will never be forgotten and that its importance to the victims and their descendants will be honored."--BOOK JACKET
Fort Christiansvaern : Christiansted National Historic Site, Christiansted, Virgin Islands by Jerome A Greene( )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nez Perce summer, 1877 : the U.S. Army and the Nee-Me-Poo crisis by Jerome A Greene( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greene (research historian, National Park Service) recounts the fighting retreat of the nontreaty Nez Perces, including Chief Joseph, across nearly 1,000 miles of Pacific Northwest wilderness. Greene draws from both U.S. Army and Nez Perce sources to explain their circuitous route through Yellowstone National Park and their attempts to seek refuge among the Crow Indians. Twenty-six illustrations and photographs and 16 maps are included. Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR
Washita : the U.S. Army and the Southern Cheyennes, 1867-1869 by Jerome A Greene( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tracing the history of the Southern Cheyennes from the seventeenth century, Greene describes the horrific losses Black Kettle's people suffered at Sand Creek, Colorado, four years earlier. Terrified of another attack, Black Kettle sought to maintain a fragile peace, but to no avail. On orders from General Phil Sheridan, the U.S. Army made a retaliatory strike against the Indians for purported raids, deliberately attacking the Cheyennes in the deep of winter when the Indians were most vulnerable."
Stricken field : the Little Bighorn Battlefield since 1876 by Jerome A Greene( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2020 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Stricken Field, one of America's foremost military historians offers the first comprehensive history of the site and its administration in more than half a century. Jerome A. Greene has produced a compelling account of one of the West's most hallowed and controversial attractions, beginning with the battle itself and ending with the establishment of an American Indian memorial early in the twenty-first century. Chronicling successive efforts of the War Department and the National Park Service to oversee the site, Greene describes the principal issues that have confounded its managers, from battle observances and memorials to ongoing maintenance, visitor access, and public use. --from publisher description
Morning Star dawn : the Powder River expedition and the Northern Cheyennes, 1876 by Jerome A Greene( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From a recognized authority on the High Plains Indian wars comes this narrative history blending both American Indian and U.S. Army perspectives on the attack that destroyed the village of Northern Cheyenne Chief Morning Star. Of momentous significance for the Cheyennes as well as the army, this November 1876 encounter, coming exactly six months to the day after the Custer debacle at the Little Bighorn, was part of the Powder River Expedition waged by Brigadier General George Crook against the Indians. Vital to the larger context of the Great Sioux War, the attack on Morning Star's village encouraged the eventual surrender of Crazy Horse and his Sioux followers. Unbiased in its delivery, Jerome Greene's Morning Star Dawn offers the most thorough modern scholarly assessment of the Powder River Expedition. It incorporates previously unsynthesized data from the National Archives, the Library of Congress, the U.S. Army Military History Institute, and other repositories, and provides an examination of all facets of the campaign leading to and following the destruction of Morning Star's village"--Jacket
Beyond Bear's Paw : the Nez Perce Indians in Canada by Jerome A Greene( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2020 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the fall of 1877, Nez Perce (Nimiipuu) Indians were desperately fleeing U.S. Army troops. After a 1,700-mile journey across Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana, the Nez Perces headed for the Canadian border, hoping to find refuge in the land of the White Mother, Queen Victoria. But the army caught up with them at the Bear's Paw Mountains in northern Montana, and following a devastating battle, Chief Joseph and most of his people surrendered." "The tale of Chief Joseph and his followers is now legendary, but Bear's Paw is not the entire story. In fact, nearly three hundred Nez Perces escaped the U.S. Army and fled into Canada. Beyond Bear's Paw is the first book to explore the fate of these "nontreaty" Indians. Drawing on hitherto unexplored Canadian and U.S. sources, including reminiscences of Nez Perce participants, Jerome A. Greene presents an epic story of human endurance under duress." "Greene describes the tortuous journey of the small band who managed to elude Colonel Nelson A. Miles's command. After the escapees crossed the "Medicine Line" into the British Possessions, they found only new trauma. Within a few years, most of them stole back to their homelands in Idaho Territory. Those who remained north of the line faced a difficult and uncertain future." "In recent years, Nimiipuu descendants from the United States and Canada have revisited their common past and sought reconciliation. Beyond Bear's Paw offers new perspectives on the Nez Perces' struggle for freedom, their hapless rejection, and their ultimate cultural renewal."--Jacket
Administrative history of Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park by John C Paige( )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The historic pool, El Morro National Monument, New Mexico by Jerome A Greene( )

4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historic structure report : historical data section : Fort Bowie, its physical evolution, 1862-1894 : Fort Bowie National Historic Site, Arizona by Jerome A Greene( )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historic structure report, historical data section : the third Fort Union, 1863-1891, Fort Union National Monument, New Mexico by Dwight T Pitcaithley( )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little Kinnakeet Life-saving and Coast Guard Station, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, North Carolina by Jerome A Greene( )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Yellowstone command : Colonel Nelson A. Miles and the Great Sioux War, 1876-1877
Lakota and Cheyenne : Indian views of the Great Sioux War, 1876-1877The guns of independence : the siege of Yorktown, 1781Indian War veterans : memories of army life and campaigns in the West, 1864-1898Finding Sand Creek : history, archeology, and the 1864 massacre siteNez Perce summer, 1877 : the U.S. Army and the Nee-Me-Poo crisisWashita : the U.S. Army and the Southern Cheyennes, 1867-1869Stricken field : the Little Bighorn Battlefield since 1876Morning Star dawn : the Powder River expedition and the Northern Cheyennes, 1876Beyond Bear's Paw : the Nez Perce Indians in Canada
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Greene, Jerome

Greene, Jerome A. 1942-...

Greene, Jerome Allen

Greene, Jerome Allen 1942-

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