Washita: The U.S. Army and the Southern Cheyennes, 1867-1869

Washita: The U.S. Army and the Southern Cheyennes, 1867-1869

by Jerome A. Greene
     
 

ISBN-10: 0806138858

ISBN-13: 9780806138855

Pub. Date: 03/28/2008

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

On November 27, 1868, the U.S. Seventh Cavalry under Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer attacked a Southern Cheyenne village along the Washita River in present-day western Oklahoma. The subsequent U.S. victory signaled the end of the Cheyennes’ traditional way of life and resulted in the death of Black Kettle, their most prominent peace chief.

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On November 27, 1868, the U.S. Seventh Cavalry under Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer attacked a Southern Cheyenne village along the Washita River in present-day western Oklahoma. The subsequent U.S. victory signaled the end of the Cheyennes’ traditional way of life and resulted in the death of Black Kettle, their most prominent peace chief.

In this remarkably balanced history, Jerome A. Greene describes the causes, conduct, and consequences of the event even as he addresses the multiple controversies surrounding the conflict. As Greene explains, the engagement brought both praise and condemnation for Custer and carried long-range implications for his stunning defeat at the Battle of the Little Bighorn eight years later.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806138855
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
03/28/2008
Series:
Campaigns and Commanders Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
1,387,626
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

List of Illustrations,
Acknowledgments,
1. Human Beings and Sand Creek,
2. War or Peace on the Plains,
3. Summer Depredations,
4. Movements and Strategies,
5. Camp Supply,
6. Closing Proximity,
7. Washita,
8. End Results,
9. Controversies,
APPENDICES,
A. Monuments and Resources of the Washita Encounter Site,
B. Army Casualties at the Washita,
C. Known Village Fatalities at the Washita,
D. Other Known Village Occupants,
Notes,
Bibliography,
Index,

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