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The Indian wars of the United States : from the first settlement at Jamestown, in 1607, to the close of the great uprising of 1890-91 : with numerous illustrative incidents

Author: Edward Sylvester EllisRichard Henry PrattFrederic RemingtonStanley BerkeleyJohn Steeple DavisAll authors
Publisher: New York : Cassell Pub. Co., ©1892.
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Ellis, Edward Sylvester, 1840-1916.
Indian wars of the United States.
New York, Cassell Pub. Co. [©1892]
(OCoLC)633265340
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Sylvester Ellis; Richard Henry Pratt; Frederic Remington; Stanley Berkeley; John Steeple Davis; Alfred R Waud; O O Howard
OCLC Number: 2671896
Description: xvi, 516 pages : illustrations, charts, portraits ; 28 cm
Contents: The discovery of gold in California --
Treaties with the Indians --
Treaty with the Cheyennes and Arapahoes --
Intrusion on Indian lands --
Massacre of Indians by Colonel Chivington --
New treaties --
Establishment of military posts --
The military division of the Missouri --
Attack on Union Pacific Railway --
Fruitless negotiations --
Congress against Commissioners --
Their doings --
The Minnesota outbreak --
Causes --
The first hostilities --
Little Crow --
Fearful outrages --
Consternation on the border --
Captain Marsh's encounter with the hostiles --
At Yellow Medicine --
Attacks on Fort Ridgely --
Attacks on New Ulm --
Colonel Sibley's expedition --
Relief of Fort Ridgely --
Disaster to Major Brown's command --
Attack on Captain Strout --
Attack on Hutchinson --
Dissensions among the Sioux --
Battle of Wood Lake --
Capture of Indian camp --
Attack on the Indian prisoners at New Ulm --
Trial of the prisoners --
Thirty-eight [38] executed --
Death of Little Crow --
Close of hostilities --
Further treaties by the Peace Commissioners --
Continuance of outrages --
Depredations in Kansas and Colorado --
General Sheridan's campaign --
Desperate fight of Major Forsyth --
Singular adventure of two scouts [Stilwell, Trudeau] --
Destruction of Black Kettle's band by General Custer --
The Indians sue for peace --
Indian trouble in the Northwest --
General Crook's campaign --
The Modoc War --
Assassination of General Canby and Dr. [Doctor] Thomas --
The experience of two young ranchmen [Harland Davis, Curtis Stone] in the Bad Lands --
Campaign of Generals Terry and Crook against Sitting Bull --
The Custer massacre --
Defeat of Sitting Bull by General Miles --
Defeat and death of Crazy Horse --
Chief Joseph and his wonderful retreat and defense --
Death of Major Thornburgh and Agent Meeker --
The conquest of the Apaches --
The most terrible of all aborigines --
Captain Bourke's description --
The massacre at Camp Grant --
A reign of terror --
Incidents --
General Crook assumes command --
His plans interfered with by a Peace Commissioner --
General Crook's campaign --
A happy ending destroyed by political influences --
Geronimo --
His daring exploits --
Captain Lawton's brilliant work under General Miles --
End of the war --
Geronimo in captivity --
The Indian uprising of 1890-1891 --
Causes of numerous Indian wars --
The Board of Indian Commissioners --
Corruption in the Indian Bureau --
Views of General O.O. [Oliver Otis] Howard --
The leaders of the reactionary party --
Fraud in the purchase of Indian lands --
Indian Commissions --
Bishop Hare's view --
The Messiah craze --
Sitting Bull --
The Indian police --
Death of Sitting Bull --
Sketch of the famous chief and medicine man --
Battle of Wounded Knee --
Incidents of the fight --
Burning of the Catholic mission building --
Gloomy outlook --
Danger of Pine Ridge --
The killing of Lieutenant E.W. Casey --
Alarming rumors --
Wanton attack on friendly Indians --
Critical hours --
Sullen approach of the Indians to the Agency --
The crisis --
Surrender of the hostiles --
General Miles's congratulatory address --
Charges against Colonel J.W. Forsyth --
Overruled by the Secretary of War [Redfield Proctor] --
Visit of the Sioux delegation to Washington --
Speeches by Secretary Noble, John Grass, American Horse, Young-Man-Afraid-of-His-Horses, Two-Strike, Hump, High Hawk, Hollow Horn Bear, Medicine Bull, White Ghost, Big Mane, Little No Heart, Mad Bear, Turning Hawk, and the great Father, President [Benjamin] Harrison --
The Indian story of Wounded Knee --
Trial and acquittal of Plenty Horses for the killing of Lieutenant Casey --
Views of Captain R.H. Pratt on the education of the Indian --
Views of Frederic Remington, the artist, on the Indian question --
A specimen of national legislation for the Indians --
The acquisition of Indian lands --
The richest people in the world [Osage Indians] --
"What shall be done with the Indians?" / O.O. Howard --
Views of the first white child born in the present state of Minnesota --
Indian progress and civilization --
Population, civilization, and religious, vital, and criminal statistics --
Indian reservations, areas, and how established.
Other Titles: What shall be done with the Indians?
Responsibility: by Edward S. Ellis.

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