Finalist for the 2013 Los Angeles Times Book Prize.
Empire of Shadows is a groundbreaking account of the exploration of Yellowstone, the violence of the Indian Wars, and the settlement of the Western frontier.
"Epic, essential, and often bloody." - Washington Post
"George Black has written a masterful and riveting history of the exploration of Yellowstone. Empire of Shadows will forever change our understanding and conception of this sacred American place." - David Grann, author of The Lost City of Z and Killers of the Flower Moon.