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Twilight of Empire (Eckert, Allan W. Winning of America Series.) [Hardcover]

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One of the premier chroniclers of our nation's turbulent frontier history, Allan W. Ecker now presents another spellbinding chapter in the conquest of the American wilderness.Here is the powerful, compellingly human story of the white man's struggle to claim the rich land of the Northern Mississippi--ancestral home of the Fox and Sac tribes--from the legendary war chief Black Hawk.Having killed his first enemy at sixteen.This proud, brooding warrior extends a hand in friendship to the Spanish and the British, but harbors a lifelong hatred for the Americans, who once burned his home village.Now charged by the president himself, the ambitious governor of Illinois Territory leads a brave and illustrious group of settlers and soldiers to wrest the beautiful land from a nation of destiny and a noble chieftain fated to be betrayed by his own kind.

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Pages   587
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.3" Width: 6" Height: 1.4"
Weight:   2.16 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Publisher   Jesse Stuart Foundation
ISBN  193167230X  
ISBN13  9781931672306  

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More About Allan W. Eckert

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Allan W. Eckert is an historian, naturalist, novelist, poet, screenwriter and playwright. He is the author of thirty-nine published books, and has been nominated on seven separate occasions for the Pulitzer Prize in literature.

Allan W. Eckert lived in Corona. Allan W. Eckert was born in 1931 and died in 2011.

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1Books > Subjects > History > Americas > United States > General
2Books > Subjects > History > Americas > United States > State & Local - By State > Illinois
3Books > Subjects > History > Americas > United States > State & Local

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Great series!!!  Jul 27, 2007
This is one of the weaker books in Eckert's series, but it was still a good read. I'd recommend it for any Eckert fan, or any other American-History fan. You should definately read the other books in the series!!!
Twilight of Empire  Apr 10, 2007
Eckert's hardest book to read felt like he just sometimes wanted to just fill pages, still a great teller of stores. Also felt he wrote for the money! I hope he finds new subjects because he's a great writer and story tell of history.
Tale of the Black Hawk War of 1832  Jan 31, 2003
This is the last book in Allan Eckert's Winning of America Series. "Twilight of Empire" chronicles the little-known but bloody Indian uprising in western Illinois in 1832 that became known as Black Hawk's War.

The war was named after the leader of the uprising, an old battle-hardened Sauk war chief named Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak...Black Hawk. In the years following the War of 1812, white settlers flooded into Sauk and Fox lands and the native tribes were forced into signing treaties that gave up their ancestral lands to the United States. In the spring of 1832, Black Hawk, in defiance of the United States and some of his own tribal leaders, led a large band of his starving people back across the Mississippi into northern Illinois to reclaim their stolen lands. This large movement of Indians was seen as hostile by the local white settlers and the militia was called out to subdue Black Hawk's band. The fatefull encounter at what would become the Battle of Stillman's Run would start off what would be the last major Indian war of the midwest. In the end, Black Hawk and his people would be decimated by pursuing American troops under General Atkinson at the Battle of Bad Axe, where hundreds of Indian women and children were shot or drowned while trying to escape back across the Mississippi River. This sad event marked the end of Indian wars east of the Mississippi and signaled the end of the way of life for the woodland Indians.

This story is deeply moving and involved and tells the history of a people and events not generally known today. Highly recommended.

Best Story Ever Told  May 22, 2001
Not only is Twilight of Empire a great book, but the whole winning of america series are, without a doubt, the best stories ever told. I would recommend them to anyone, even those not very interested in history. You have got to read these!

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