Circle of Fire: The Indian War of 1865 (Google eBook)

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Stackpole Books, 2003 - History - 287 pages
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The year 1865 was bloody on the Plains as various Indian tribes, including the Southern Cheyenne and the Southern Sioux, joined with their northern relatives to wage war on the white man. They sought revenge for the 1864 massacre at Sand Creek, when John Chivington and his Colorado volunteers nearly wiped out a village of Southern Cheyenne and Arapaho. The violence in eastern Colorado spread westward to Fort Laramie and Fort Caspar in southeastern and central Wyoming, and then moved north to the lands along the Wyoming-Montana border.
  

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Contents

Context
1
Julesburg
15
Mud Springs and Rush Creek
35
Hanging of the Chiefs
46
Foutss Fiasco and Moonlights Mistake
65
The Battles of Platte Bridge and Red Buttes
86
Connor Strikes Back
100
The Sawyers Expedition
120
Cole and Walker
129
Rescue and Reversal
137
Prospects
145
Spotted Tails Daughter
153
Conclusions
158
EPILOGUE
171
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About the author (2003)

John D. McDermott is author of Circle of Fire: The Indian War of 1865 and numerous other books and articles on the American West.

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