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The Bitter Waters of Medicine Creek - A Tragic Clash Between White and Native America

Richard Kluger

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History

Description:

The riveting story of a dramatic confrontation between Native Americans and white settlers, a compelling conflict that unfolded in the newly created Washington Territory from 1853 to 1857. When appointed Washington's first governor, Isaac Ingalls Stevens, an ambitious military man turned politician, had one goal: to persuade (peacefully if possible) the Indians of the Puget Sound region to turn over their ancestral lands to the federal government. In return, they were to be consigned to reservations unsuitable for hunting, fishing, or grazing, their traditional means of sustaining life. The result was an outbreak of violence and rebellion, a tragic episode of frontier oppression and injustice. With his trademark empathy and scholarly acuity, Pulitzer Prize-winner Richard Kluger recounts the impact of Stevens's program on the Nisqually tribe, whose chief, Leschi, sparked the native resistance movement. Stevens was determined to succeed at any cost: his hasty treaty negotiations with the Indians, marked by deceit, threat, and misrepresentation, inflamed his opponents. Leschi, resolved to save more than a few patches of his people's lush homelands, unwittingly turned his tribe-and himself most of all-into victims of the governor's relentless wrath. The conflict between these two complicated and driven men-and their supporters-explosively and enormously at odds with each other, was to have echoes far into the future. Closely considered and eloquently written, The Bitter Waters of Medicine Creek is a bold and long-overdue clarification of the historical record of an American tragedy, presenting, through the experiences of one tribe, the history of Native American suffering and injustice. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Alan Sklar

Length:

15h


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:53


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:50


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:21


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:37


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:03


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:58


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:59


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:08


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:42


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:59


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:33


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:14


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:46


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:11


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:35


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:20


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:59


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:16


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:39


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:32


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:48


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:20


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:44


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:59


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:47


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:53


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:42


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:47


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:24


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:14


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:52


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

10:22


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

09:33


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:38


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:32


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:32


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:51


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:23


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:27


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:45


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:25


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:56


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:40


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:23


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

09:39


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:46


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:33


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:15


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:39


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:14


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:57


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:53


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:02


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:08


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:54


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:11


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

10:40


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

09:12


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:52


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

10:16


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:37


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:02


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:31


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:37


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:18


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

09:46


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

09:55


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:53


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:35


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

09:04


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

08:08


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

09:14


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:00


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:08


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

09:06


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

10:00


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:39


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:19


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:15


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

09:57


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

09:01


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:32


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

09:21


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

07:56


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:35


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

08:19


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

08:26


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

08:36


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

08:30


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

08:26


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

08:23


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

07:20


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

07:24


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:58


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

07:37


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

07:07


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

07:39


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:02


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

07:39


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

08:26


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:18


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

10:30


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

06:57


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:32


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:26


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:58


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

10:14


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

03:30


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

08:38


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

07:37


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

07:44


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

08:08


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

08:46


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

06:10


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

07:14


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

09:44


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

08:04


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

00:32