It's time for Sioux's Friday Book Blurb #4. This week I aimed for non-fiction.
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Native Americans and the Railroads
Spencer Bowling spent ten years researching how the railroads stretched themselves west and how they invaded the landscape changing it forever. At first he took the angle of railroads being a powerful new technology that would improve the country’s commerce and wealth.
But then, he kept running across documents and newspaper articles that echoed the thoughts of the Native American opinion. They resented the Black Beast and knew it would increase the numbers of White Men taking away their homes, eliminating their food sources, and trying to wipe their culture out completely.
When Bowling saw this new angle of thought, he switched gears and began to tell the story of the railroads from the Red Man’s perspective. With the 21st Century’s loud rants on immigration and walls and rights, it behooves readers to stop a minute and read Bowling’s well written book.