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Author Hedren, Paul L., author

Title Powder River : disastrous opening of the Great Sioux War / Paul L. Hedren
Published Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 452 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents The long road to an inevitable Sioux war -- Pointing the gun -- Organizing a campaign -- The trail north -- Hot pursuit on a frigid night -- Egan's charge -- Destroying Old Bear's village -- Abandoning Private Ayers -- Withdrawal -- "I see my horse" -- Lodge Pole Creek -- The rancor begins -- Misplaced justice -- Justice served -- Loose ends -- Appendixes: Big Horn Expedition order of battle, March 1-27, 1876 -- Powder River order of battle, March 16-17, 1876 -- Big Horn Expedition killed and wounded -- Henry E. Noyes general court-martial orders -- Alexander Moore general court-martial orders -- Joseph J. Reynolds general court-martial orders
Summary The Great Sioux War of 1876--77 began at daybreak on March 17, 1876, when Colonel Joseph J. Reynolds and six cavalry companies struck a village of Northern Cheyennes -- Sioux allies -- thereby propelling the Northern Plains tribes into war. The ensuing last stand of the Sioux against Anglo-American settlement of their homeland spanned some eighteen months, playing out across more than twenty battle and skirmish sites and costing hundreds of lives on both sides and many millions of dollars. And it all began at Powder River
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 419-436) and index
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Subject Reynolds, Joseph Jones, 1822-1899
Reynolds, Joseph Jones, 1822-1899.
United States. Army. Cavalry -- History -- 19th century
United States. Army. Cavalry.
Powder River, Battle of (Montana : 1876)
Black Hills War (1876-1877)
Black Hills War, 1876-1877
Powder River, Battle of, Mont., 1876
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- General.
Montana.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0806156139 (electronic bk.)
9780806156132 (electronic bk.)