Fort Reno and the Indian Territory Frontierby Stan Hoig
When Ben Clark, the prideful scout who knew and loved Fort Reno, ended his own life in 1914, the military post that had once thrived on America¹s frontier was brought to a poignant end. Hoig¹s book deals not only with Fort Reno, but also with the Darlington agency, the Chisholm Trail, and trading activities in
Fascinating story of the famous Oklahoma frontier post.
When Ben Clark, the prideful scout who knew and loved Fort Reno, ended his own life in 1914, the military post that had once thrived on America¹s frontier was brought to a poignant end. Hoig¹s book deals not only with Fort Reno, but also with the Darlington agency, the Chisholm Trail, and trading activities in Indian Territory from 1874 to approximately 1900. Like a scout, he successfully guides the reader through a time of treacherous but fascinating events in the Old West.
"A comprehensive, yet easy to read account. . . . His stories of Indian chiefs, Boomers and Sooners, dedicated missionaries and gala Fourth of July horse races paint a vivid mural of the robust years of Fort Reno and what would someday become Oklahoma." The Sunday Oklahoman "Not only a good read, but a real contribution to military history." True West "Informative and readable. . . . Hoig places the history of Fort Reno in the context of significant topics of American westward expansion: Indian wars, Unisted StatesIndian relations, cattle drives, railroads, white settlement, and the Oklahoma land rushes. Numerous maps, photographs, and illustrations augment his skillful narrative." Montana: The Magazine of Western History "Fort Reno participated in a series of major events that marked the end of the frontier era. . . Utilizing a vast array of manuscript collections, government documents, and other published sources, Hoig has crafted an exciting and accurate tale of Indianwhite conflict and cooperation at the end of the 19th century." Choice Magazine "Hoig's insight is that Fort Reno can be seen as a kind of pivot for events between 1874 and the early twentieth century. It is not a pretty story, but it's an important and interesting one, and I think readers will find Hoig's telling of it valuable." Elliott West, author of The Contested Plains "An excellent account . . . an outstanding history of a western fort that dealt with many of the changes experienced in the American West." Military History of the West
- University of Arkansas Press
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Meet the Author
Stan Hoig is professor emeritus of journalism at the University of Central Oklahoma. He is author or editor of many other publications, including The Peace Chiefs of the Cheyennes and The Cherokees and Their Chiefs: In the Wake of Empire, which was a History Book Club selection.
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