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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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On July 17, 1866, two soldiers 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 Williams Fetterman and his company fell into an ambush. It was the worst military blunder of the Indians Wars before the Battle of the Little Big Horn ten years later.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803263154
Author:
Carrington, Margaret Irvin
Publisher:
Unp - Nebraska Paperback
Author:
Carrington, Margaret Irvin
Location:
Lincoln :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
United States - 19th Century/Old West
Subject:
West (u.s.)
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
Crow indians
Subject:
West
Subject:
West (U.S.) Biography.
Subject:
Officers' spouses.
Subject:
Officers' spouses -- West (U.S.) -- Biography.
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.)
Subject:
United States - Military life
Subject:
World History-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Bison Book ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 5
Publication Date:
19831131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Illus
Pages:
284
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 0.66 lb

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"Synopsis" by , On July 17, 1866, two soldiers 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 Williams Fetterman and his company fell into an ambush. It was the worst military blunder of the Indians Wars before the Battle of the Little Big Horn ten years later.
"Synopsis" by ,
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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