Absaraka: Home of the Crows / Edition 1

Absaraka: Home of the Crows / Edition 1

by Margaret Irvin Carrington
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803263155

ISBN-13: 9780803263154

Pub. Date: 09/28/1983

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press


On July 17, 1866, two soldiers and six wagoners were killed by Sioux Indians. In the next two weeks, fourteen more men died in Sioux attacks. The attacks continued through the summer and fall. On December 21, disaster struck. Recklessly pursuing Indians across a wooded ridge, Brevet Lieutenant Colonel William Fetterman and his company fell into an ambush. It was…  See more details below

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On July 17, 1866, two soldiers and six wagoners were killed by Sioux Indians. In the next two weeks, fourteen more men died in Sioux attacks. The attacks continued through the summer and fall. On December 21, disaster struck. Recklessly pursuing Indians across a wooded ridge, Brevet Lieutenant Colonel William Fetterman and his company fell into an ambush. It was the worst military blunder of the Indian Wars before the Battle of the Little Big Horn ten years later.
 
Margaret Irvin Carrington, like many officers’ wives, kept a journal of her stay in the outposts of the West. She recorded her impressions of the scenery and the inhabitants of Absaraka, in present-day Wyoming, Montana, and the western Dakotas. As the wife of the commander of Fort Phil Kearny, Colonel Henry B. Carrington, she experienced the sequence of events and the heightening of tensions that led to that bloody December day. She could not have known that her journal would come to such a shocking climax, with her husband's career at stake.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803263154
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
09/28/1983
Edition description:
Bison Book
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

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