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Fort Laramie and the Great Sioux War / Edition 1

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Overview

Founded in 1834 on the high plains of present-day eastern Wyoming. Fort Laramie evolved into an organizational hub and chief supply center for the U.S. Army in its campaigns against the Sioux and Cheyenne Indians. Fort Laramie and the Great Sioux War focuses on a crucial year in the history of the fort, 1876. That was the year of General George Crook’s Big Horn; the Black Hills gold rush; and chaos at the Red Cloud and Spotted Tail Indian agencies. Paul Hedren draws upon official army records, diaries, and journals to illuminate a fort-based history of the Great Sioux War, and for this edition he also provides a new preface.

 

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“Fort Laramie’s role in the Great Sioux War has been underestimated far too long . . . . All of the major battles and many of the minor skirmishes fall into place because of Hedren’s systematic approach and his thorough use of officials records.”—Montana: The Magazine of Western History
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780806130491
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/1998
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 313
  • Sales rank: 1,285,789
  • Product dimensions: 5.48 (w) x 8.56 (h) x 0.97 (d)

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