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|I have read several books on the Western history /Indians , One of my favorites is Kit Carson and the Indians. This book puts Carson in the 19th century where he belongs not the genocidal figure he is made in the 20th and 21st century. He did what he did to Navajo thinking he was helping them to survive. In doing she many were killed. The Navajo of that period were not the ones you learned about in school , the silversmiths and blanket weavers who herd cattle but fierce warriors that reigned terror on other tribes in the area. Civil War in the American West is good by Josephy and of course Hampton Sides Blood and Thunder .