Fort Robinson and the American West 1874-1899

Fort Robinson and the American West 1874-1899

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Few places provided a more storied backdrop for key events related to the high plains Indian wars than Fort Robinson witnessed many of the most dramatic and most tragic encounters between whites and American Indians, including the Cheyenne Outbreak, the death of Crazy Horse, the Ghost Dance, adn desperation and diplomacy of such famed Plains Indian leaders as Dull Knife and Red Cloud, and teh tragic sequence of events surrounding Wounded Knee.

 

In Fort Robinson and teh American West, 1874-1899, Thomas R Buecker explores both the larger story of the Nebraska fort and teh particulars of daily life and work there. Buecker draws on historic reminiscences, government records, reports, correspondence, and other official accounts to render a thorough yet lively depiction.