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Eyewitnesses to the Indian Wars, 1865-1890

Author: Peter Cozzens; Charles King; Wesley Merritt
Publisher: Mechanicsburg, PA : Stackpole Books, 2001-©2005.
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Tells the saga of military struggle for the American West in the words of soldiers, non-combatants, and Native Americans who shaped it. This book covers five distinct conflicts and their aftermaths  Read more...


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Eyewitnesses to the Indian Wars, 1865-1890.
Mechanicsburg, PA : Stackpole Books, 2001-c2005
Named Person: George Crook; Geronimo; Nelson Appleton Miles; Philip Henry Sheridan; George Crook; Geronimo
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Cozzens; Charles King; Wesley Merritt
ISBN: 0811705722 9780811705721 0811705730 9780811705738 0811700194 9780811700191 0811700801 9780811700801 0811701239 9780811701235
OCLC Number: 45248304
Description: 5 v. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: v. 1. The struggle for Apacheria --
v. 2. The wars for the Pacific Northwest --
v. 3. Conquering the Southern Plains --
v. 4. The long war for the Northern Plains --
v. 5. The army and the Indian --
V.4: The long war for the Northern Plains: Platte River Bridge and the Powder River expedition, 1865: The 11th Kansas Regiment at Platte Bridge / S.H. Fairfield ; The Powder River Indian campaign of 1865 / Henry E. Palmer ; Raiding a hostile village / Charles W. Adams ; An interview with General Connor / Ovando J. Hollister ; A fifteen day fight on Tongue River / Albert M. Holman --
Red Cloud's War, 1866-68: A bloody prospecting trip in the Bighorn Mountains / "W" ; The forgotten battalion / William Murphy ; Cold cheer at Fort Kearny / George Weber ; A detail of the Fetterman massacre [Fight] / John Guthrie ; Letters from Fort Phil Kearny / Anonymous ; The murder of John Bozeman / Thomas W. Cover ; Indian affairs in the Powder River country / James Bridger ; The Wagon Box Fight / E.A. Brininstool, Samuel S. Gibson ; An Indian perspective on the Wagon Box Fight / George B. Grinnell --
Yellowstone Expedition, 1873: Battling with the Sioux on the Yellowstone / George A. Custer ; With General George A. Custer on the Northern Pacific Surveying Expedition of 1873 / Louis E. Hills ; The Yellowstone Expedition of 1873 / Charles Braden ; Crossing the Big Muddy [Creek] / Samuel J. Barrows --
Black Hills and beyond, 1874-76: The Black Hills Expedition: dispatches and letters / George A. Custer ; The Black Hills Expedition / William Ludlow ; Story told by Strikes Two and Bear's Belly of an expedition under Custer to the Black Hills in 1874 / Alfred Bear ; A winter march to the Black Hills / Guy V. Henry ; The Black Hills / Philip H. Sheridan ; The Sun Dance of the Sioux / Frederick Schwatka ; "Alter Ego" on the Powder River Expedition / Robert E. Strahorn ; A review of the Reynolds campaign / Thaddeus H. Stanton --
The summer campaign of 1876: Military notes, 1876 / Daniel C. Pearson ; The war path / Henry W. Daly ; Brave boys are they: the newspaper correspondents with Crook's army / Anonymous ; From Fort Fetterman to the Rosebud / James E.H. Foster ; Custer's last battle / Charles King ; The Indian version of Custer's last battle / Charles A. Eastman ; On the Little Bighorn with General Custer / Theodore W. Goldin ; Reminiscences of the Reno Fight / John Silverstein ; Captain Benteen's command / Edward S. Godfrey ; Thrilling experience near the Custer battlefield / William D. Nugent ; Terry and Crook / Theodore W. Goldin ; With Crook's expedition / Frederick Schwatka ; Dispatches from Crook's column / Andrew S. Burt ; The Battle of Slim Buttes / John G. Bourke ; The fellows in feathers: an interview with General Crook / John F. Finerty ; Terry's tribulations / Charles S. Diehl --
The winter campaign of 1876-77: The Dull Knife Fight / Jerry Roche ; Rounding up the Red Men / Nelson A. Miles ; Winter campaigning against Indians in Montana in 1876 / Frank D. Baldwin ; Terror of the Badlands: the Sioux expedition, Montana Territory, 1876 and 1877 / Edwin M. Brown ; Campaigning against Crazy Horse / David T. Mears --
Odyssey of the Northern Cheyennes, 1871-90: Some experiences with the Cheyennes / George A. Woodward ; A finish fight for a birthright / Edgar B. Bronson ; Across the country with the Cheyennes / Albert G. Forse --
The death of Crazy Horse, 1877: The capture and death of an Indian chieftain / Jesse M. Lee ; The murder of Chief Crazy Horse / Henry R. Lemly, E.A. Brininstool ; The death of Crazy Horse / Valentine T. McGillycuddy --
The Ghost Dance and Wounded Knee, 1890-91 [1891]: The story of the Ghost Dance / George Sword ; The Wounded Knee and Drexel Mission fights / Lloyd S. McCormick ; The Indian troubles and the Battle of Wounded Knee / William F. Kelley ; The true story of the death of Sitting Bull / Edmond G. Fechet ; The Sioux outbreak in South Dakota / Frederic Remington ; The surrender of Red Cloud / Charles W. Taylor ; The Battle of Wounded Knee Creek / Edward S. Godfrey ; Personal recollections of the Messiah Craze campaign / August Hettinger ; Short Bull's story of the Battle of Wounded Knee / Courtney R. Cooper ; Notes --
V.5. The Army and the Indian: Frontier army, 1865-90 [1890]: "We do our duty according to our means" / William T. Sherman ; The United States Army / Archibald Forbes ; The Army of the United States / James A. Garfield ; The Leavenworth School / Charles King ; Army abuses--our recruiting system / Anonymous ; Marching cavalry / Wesley Merritt ; Our cavalry: its duties, hardships, and necessities at our frontier posts / Albert G. Brackett ; The Army Pack Train Service / J.A. Breckons --
The "Indian question": The Indian question / Henry B. Carrington ; The Indian question / William Tecumseh Sherman ; Indian affairs in New Mexico / Nelson A. Miles ; The Indian Department / John Gibbon ; Indian management / Alfred H. Terry ; The Indian question / John Pope ; General Crook on Indians / George Crook ; The Indian problem / Nelson Appleton Miles ; The future of the Indian question / Nelson A. Miles --
Prominent commanders and their campaigns: General Miles's Indian campaigns / George W. Baird ; General Crook in the Indian country / John G. Bourke ; Major General Crook and the Indians / Azor H. Nickerson ; Ranald Slidell Mackenzie / Joseph H. Dorst --
Officers and enlisted men: Looking back over forty-nine years; A 7th [Seventh] Cavalryman remembers / Andrew M. Flynn ; Early service in the army / Edward E. Hardin ; Reminiscences of army life in Oklahoma, 1867-1871 / Richard T. Jacob, Jr. ; Reminiscences of an old 8th U. S. [United States] Cavalryman / Frederick C. Kurz ; Army life sixty-six years ago / William Foster Norris ; A military tragedy / S.S. Peters ; A 7th Cavalry diary / Fred H. Toby --
Women on the military frontier: The beauties of Indian frontier life / An Army Officer's Wife ; "Where the heart is": a sketch of woman's life on the frontier / Elizabeth B. Custer ; The brave Mrs. Custer: personal reminiscences of the wife of the courageous general / Sarah Clarke ; Army life at Fort Lincoln / Matt Lagerberg, Emma M. Klawitter --
Army scouts and Indian auxiliaries: My friend, Buffalo Bill / Charles King ; Service of scouts and couriers in the Indian wars / John W. Redington ; Some famous scouts: an interview with General Sheridan / William E. Curtis ; Scouting for General Miles / Joseph Culbertson ; Scouting under Miles / Hunter Liggett ; The Indian as a soldier / William H. Powell ; Indians as soldiers / James M. Burns --
Army forts and camps: Fort Concho, Texas in 1870 / William M. Notson ; A day at Fort Riley, Kansas / William Sinclair ; Life at Fort Hall, Idaho / [T.A. Ansley] ; Life at a frontier post [Fort Garland, Colorado] / William H. Rideing ; Reminiscences of Fort Duchesne, Utah, fifty years ago / Henry D. Styer --
The Army and the Indians: The Army and the Indians / Columbus Delano, et al. ; Notes among the Indians / Vincent Colyer ; Among the Apaches / Frederick Schwatka ; Hunting with Apaches / [William D. Fuller] ; Among the Arapahos / Henry R. Lemly ; Impressions of Arapahoes and Shoshones / George H. Morgan ; Personal experiences among the Indians and North America and the Wounded Knee Fight / William E. Dougherty ; An Indian viewpoint / Joseph A. Gaston --
Appendix: A basic Indian wars library.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Cozzens.


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