Eleven Years in the Rocky Mountains and Life on the Frontier: Also a History of the Sioux War, and a Life of Gen. George A. Custer with Full Account of His Last Battle, Volumes 1-2 (Google eBook)

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R. W. Bliss and Company, 1877 - Dakota Indians
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Page 340 - Resolved, That a committee be appointed to take into consideration the propriety of taking measures for the civil and military protection of this colony.
Page 88 - It is. of course, impossible to give you any definite instructions in regard to this movement, and were it not impossible to do so the Department Commander places too much confidence in your zeal, energy, and ability to wish to impose upon you precise orders which might hamper your action when nearly in contact with the enemy/He will, however, indicate to you his own views of what your action should be.
Page 89 - The supply steamer will be pushed up the Big Horn as far as the forks if the river is found to be navigable for that distance, and the Department Commander, who will accompany the column of Colonel Gibbon, desires you to report to him there not later than the expiration of the time for which your troops are rationed, unless in the meantime you receive further orders. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, EW SMITH, Captain, 18th Infantry, Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
Page 88 - Colonel: The Brigadier-General Commanding directs that, as soon as your regiment can be made ready for the march, you ill proceed up the Rosebud in pursuit of the Indians whose trail was discovered by Major Reno a few days since. It is. of course, impossible to give you any definite instructions in regard to this movement, and were it not impossible to do so the Department Commander places too much confidence in...
Page 183 - Simply to call these people religious, would convey but a faint idea of the deep hue of piety and devotion which pervades the whole of their conduct. Their honesty is immaculate; and their purity of purpose, and their observance of the rites of their religion, are most uniform and remarkable. They are, certainly, more like a nation of saints than a horde of savages.
Page 385 - As though within her bounds they meant her to inclose; Here, when the labouring fish does at the foot arrive, And finds that by his strength he does but vainly strive, His tail takes in his mouth, + and, bending like a bow That's to full compass drawn, aloft himself doth throw; Then springing at his height, as doth a little wand That, bended end to end, and started from man's hand, Far off itself doth cast ; so does the salmon vault...
Page 234 - In short," as our friend expressed himself, " the dragoons and Highlanders divided the honours of the day, and on that occasion, at least, the race was to the swift, and the battle to the strong.
Page 88 - ... impose upon you precise orders which might hamper your action when nearly in contact with the enemy. He will, however, indicate to you his own views of what your action should be, and he desires that you should conform to them unless you shall see sufficient reason for departing from them.
Page 88 - Horn, feeling constantly, however, to your left, so as to preclude the possibility of the escape of the Indians to the south or southeast by passing around your left flank.
Page 88 - ... for departing from them. He thinks that you should proceed up the Rosebud until you ascertain definitely the direction in which the trail above spoken of leads. Should it be found (as it appears...

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