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Washita, The U.S. Army and the Southern Cheyennes, 1867-1869

Greene, Jerome A.

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ISBN 10: 0806135514 / ISBN 13: 9780806135519
Published by University of Oklahoma Press, 2004
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An examination of the Sand Creek Massacre, synthesizing both primary and secondary sources. The third volume in The Campaigns & Commanders Series. Twenty-three b&w photo illustrations. Three maps. Extensive notes. Biblio. Index. xii, 292 pp. Fine Hardcover in half-cloth w/ Fine dj. Bookseller Inventory # 1193

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Title: Washita, The U.S. Army and the Southern ...

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

Book Type: University Press

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An evenhanded account of a tragic clash of cultures

On November 27, 1868, the U.S. Seventh Cavalry under Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer attacked a Southern Cheyenne village along the Washita River in present-day western Oklahoma. The subsequent U.S. victory signaled the end of the Cheyennes’ traditional way of life and resulted in the death of Black Kettle, their most prominent peace chief.

In this remarkably balanced history, Jerome A. Greene describes the causes, conduct, and consequences of the event even as he addresses the multiple controversies surrounding the conflict. As Greene explains, the engagement brought both praise and condemnation for Custer and carried long-range implications for his stunning defeat at the Battle of the Little Bighorn eight years later.

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Jerome A. Greene is retired as Research Historian for the National Park Service. He is the author of numerous books, including Stricken Field: The Little Bighorn since 1876, Battles and Skirmishes of the Great Sioux War, 1876–1877: The Military View; Lakota and Cheyenne: Indian Views of the Great Sioux War, 1876–1877; and Morning Star Dawn: The Powder River Expedition and the Northern Cheyennes, 1876, all published by the University of Oklahoma Press.

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