Tell Them We Are Going Home: The Odyssey of the Northern Cheyennes

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University of Oklahoma Press, 2004 - History - 288 pages
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Tell Them We Are Going Home details the courageous journey of the Northern Cheyennes, under the leadership of Little Wolf and Dull Knife, from Indian Territory northward to their homelands in the Powder River country. Incorporating the perspectives of the Cheyennes, the U.S. military, the Indian Bureau, and the Kansas settlers who encountered the traveling Indians, this book provides a complete account of the odyssey. The dramatic fifteen-hundred-mile trek of the Northern Cheyennes through Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Montana, lasting from 1878 to 1879, would become one of the most important episodes in American history and in Cheyenne memory.


 

 

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Contents

The North Into Exile
9
Indian Territory Exodus
26
Indian Territory The Battle of Turkey Springs
44
Kansas The Battle of Punished Womans Fork
61
Kansas Trouble in the Settlements
78
Nebraska Blood on the Snow at Fort Robinson
104
Nebraska Butchery in the Hat Creek Bluffs
138
Montana Little Wolf Comes Home
160
Kansas State of Kansas v Wild Hog et al
173
Epilogue A Reservation in the North
191
Notes
209
Bibliography
237
Index
249
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John H. Monnett teaches Western and Native American history at the Metropolitan State College of Denver.

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