American Trinity (Revised & Abridged Edition)
Jefferson, Custer, and the Spirit of the West

by Larry Len Peterson

published by Sweetgrass Books

  • American Trinity is for everyone who loves the American West and wants to know more about all the good, the bad, and the ugly of Euro-American conquest. Author, cultural historian, and 2016 C.M Russell Heritage Award recipient, Larry Len Peterson details the collision of European and Native American civilizations and the bloody aftermath that doomed a once-thriving people. Wide-ranging, painstakingly researched, and brimming with fresh insights, American Trinity is an engaging, accessible read on how the West was shaped by the implacable forces of Thomas Jefferson’s Doctrine of Discovery, and Euro-American hubris embodied by George Armstrong Custer.

568 pages, 6, index, Perfect

ISBN 10: 1591523062
ISBN 13: 9781591523062

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    - Newly Revised & Abridged Edition from an award-winning author Larry Len Peterson!

    - Written in a scholarly style, including end notes, bibliography, and index.

    - Offers a fresh perspective on the origins, development, and consequences of racism.





American Trinity (Revised & Abridged Edition)
Jefferson, Custer, and the Spirit of the West

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Dr. Larry Len Peterson, Western American art historian, is the Chair of the C.M. Russell Museum Board of Directors in Great Falls, Montana and the 2019 Montana Heritage Guardian Award recipient—the highest honor bestowed by the Montana Historical Society Board of Trustees in Helena. He is an award winning scientist, physician, cultural historian, and author. He graduated from the Oregon Health and Sciences University in Portland and completed an internal medicine internship, a residency in the visual field of dermatology, and a NIH research fellowship. He has published dozens of articles in pres-tigious medical and scientific periodicals including The Proceedings of the National Academy of Science and The Journal of Clinical Investigation.

His distinguished biographies include Charles M. Russell, Legacy: Printed and Published Works of Montana’s Cowboy Artist; Charles M. Russell, Photographing the Legend: A Biography in Words and Pictures; Philip R. Goodwin: America’s Sporting and Wildlife Artist; L.A. Huffman: Photographer of the American West; The Call of the Mountains: The Artists of Glacier National Park; John Fery: Artist of Glacier National Park & the American West; Blackfeet John L. “Cutapuis” Clarke: America’s Wood Sculptor; and The American West Reimagined.

In its year-end "Best of the West Collector’s Edition," the iconic True West Magazine rated Peterson 2018 Best Author and his American Trinity: Jefferson, Custer, and the Spirit of the West as 2018 Best Non-Fiction Book of the Year (out of 600 submitted). Its highly regarded book reviewer and editor Stuart Rosebrook, PhD, wrote, “The end result of Peterson’s introspective jour- ney as an author, scientist and Westerner is his publication of the most reflective philosophical history of American history published in the past 50 years.”

Peterson is also the recipient of the C.M. Russell Heritage Award, Western Heritage Award, Scriver Award, High Plains Book Award, Will Rogers Gold Medallion Award, and the University of Nebraska Great Plains Book of the Month Selection.

Dr. Peterson lives with his wife LeAnne on their Spirit ofWinter Ranch near Sisters, Oregon, in the shadow of the Three Sisters Mountains—Faith, Hope, and Charity.

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