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Battles and skirmishes of the Great Sioux War, 1876-1877 : the military view

Author: Jerome A Greene
Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Great Sioux War of 1876-1877 is memorable to most Americans because of Lieutenant Colonel George A. Custer's last stand at the Battle of the Little Big Horn. Yet despite its infamy, the engagement was only one of many in the protracted, disjointed struggle between the United States Army and the allied Sioux and Northern Cheyenne Indians. This collection presents the military side of the struggle and offers  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Personal narratives
Nonfiction
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jerome A Greene
ISBN: 0806125357 9780806125350 9780806126692 0806126698
OCLC Number: 27683957
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxvii, 228 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Great Sioux War: a military perspective / Jerome A. Greene --
The battle of Powder River, March 17, 1876 / Robert E. Strahorn --
The skirmish at Tongue River Heights, June 9, 1876 ; The battle of Rosebud Creek, June 17, 1876 / Reuben Briggs Davenport --
The battle of the Little Big Horn, June 25-26, 1876 / William Jackson --
Sibley's ordeal in the Big Horns, July 6-9, 1876 / Baptiste Pourier --
The skirmish at Warbonnet Creek, July 17, 1876 / Charles King --
The skirmish at Powder River, August 2, 1876 / Orlando H. Moore --
The starvation march and the battle of Slim Buttes, September 9, 1876 / Bennett A. Clements and Anson Mills --
The Spring Creek encounters, October 11, 15, and 16, 1876 / Oskaloosa M. Smith and Alfred C. Sharpe --
The battle of Cedar Creek, October 21, 1876 / James W. Pope --
The Fort Peck expedition, November 6-December 13, 1876 / "Regular" --
The fights at Bark Creek and Ash Creek, December 1876 / Frank D. Baldwin --
The Crook-Mackenzie campaign and the Dull Knife battle, November 15, 1876 / Henry H. Bellas --
The Wolf Mountains expeditiion and the battle of Wolf Mountains, January 8, 1877 / Henry R. Tilton and Edmond Butler --
The Lame Deer fight, May 7, 1877 / John F McBlain.
Responsibility: compiled, edited, and annotated by Jerome A. Greene.

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The Great Sioux War of 1876-1877 is memorable to most Americans because of Lieutenant Colonel George A. Custer's last stand at the Battle of the Little Big Horn. Yet despite its infamy, the engagement was only one of many in the protracted, disjointed struggle between the United States Army and the allied Sioux and Northern Cheyenne Indians. This collection presents the military side of the struggle and offers fifteen accounts of the engagements, with maps, s they were observed by participating officers, enlisted men, scouts, surgeons, and newspaper correspondents.

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