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Western Lit: William T. Vollmann Tells a Poetic Tale About One of Our Country’s Darkest Moments in ‘The Dying Grass’

William T. Vollmann’s striking new novel, The Dying Grass, chronicles the shameful events of the Nez Perce War of 1877, when the United States Army tried to prevent several bands of Native Americans from fleeing to Canada after miners and settlers encroached on tribal lands in the Northwest, in blatant violation of an earlier treaty. […]