Dakota Indians -- Wars, 1890-1891
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Call Number: WA MSS S-1404
Overview: The papers record the career of a nineteenth century military officer in the American West and, in particular, his service in the Wounded Knee campaign. Forsyth's correspondence documents his service as military secretary to General Sheridan and as an inspector for the military Department of the Missouri during the 1870s. The letters also trace his command in the Bannock War of 1878, his part in the Wounded Knee campaign and subsequent investigation, and his command of the Department of...
Dates: 1865-1932, bulk 1870-1898
Call Number: WA MSS S-2699
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, reports, printed material, and maps that document the military career and personal life of United States Army general Thomas Howard Ruger, focusing on his years in Montana, the Dakotas, and Missouri, 1879-1895. The collection contains significant documentation of the relationship between Native Americans and the United States government, especially the Lakota, Cheyenne, Kiowa, Arapaho, Crow, and Chiricahua Apache communities. Correspondence and records...
Dates: 1821-1958, bulk 1878-1907