Fort Supply, Indian Territory: Frontier Outpost on the by Robert C. Carriker

By Robert C. Carriker

"[Carriker] has performed a commendable activity of describing the army problem in a land ’teeming with discontented and purely quickly pacified Indians.’ yet his an important aspect is that Indian Territory over the past 3 a long time of the 19th century used to be a nether global of whiskey retailers, farm animals and bushes thieves, speculators, tribal opportunists, and diverse different frontier thugs who operated at the rational assumption that it used to be tricky, if now not almost most unlikely, for the govt. to set up justice and order."--Montana"Fort offer remained lively till February 26, 1895, while notification from military headquarters grew to become it over to the dep. of the inner. Carriker chronicles all these years with the ability of an army strategist--his writing sort sharp and lean, his lavish footnotes and bibliographical references sufficient to meet the main hard old researcher."--American West"Carriker has performed his activity good. The learn is thorough, and the presentation is obvious, concise, and readable. Fleshing out an important section of southern plains background, fortress provide may be welcomed by means of scholars of the yank West."--Southwestern old Quarterly"The study is thorough, and relies totally on abundany unpublished respectable files and different modern assets. The narrative is supported by way of large documentation, a long bibliography, 4 maps, and a number of other pictures and drawings. The e-book is usually good written, surprisingly attention-grabbing, and surely definitive."--Arizona and the WestRobert C. Carriker, who holds the Ph.D. measure from the collage of Oklahoma, is Professor of heritage at Gonzaga collage, Spokane, Washington, and a consultant within the historical past of the yankee West.

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Alice Timmons, of the Phillips Collection, University of Oklahoma Library; and Mrs. Faye B. Crain, of the Panhandle-Plains Historical Society. Others have made contributions so significant that the project might never have been completed without their co-operation. Arrell M. Gibson, curator of the Page xiii University of Oklahoma Western History Collections, carefully read the entire manuscript with a professional eye and saved me from several errors. Jack D. Haley, assistant curator of the University of Oklahoma Western History Collections, has worked with me since my first encounter with materials about Fort Supply and has constantly offered good advice, research leads, and friendship.

38 Word spread quickly through the post that Custer had destroyed Black Kettle's Cheyenne camp on the Washita River. The victory was complete, but grim signs indicated that Major Elliott and fifteen troopers had been trapped, for they had not rejoined the main command. Sheridan immediately sent a telegram relating the known details of the event to Major General W. A. Nichols, assistant adjutant general, Military Division 37 Keim, Sheridan's Troopers, 108109. ; Sheridan, Personal Memoirs, II, 312, 320.

39 Two hours after breakfast on December 1, word circulated that the Seventh Cavalry was only about ten miles from the post and would arrive early that morning. General Sheridan, his staff, officers, and the garrison of Camp Supply formed outside the stockade to review the heroes. The Kansas Volunteers were given no place in the review, but were allowed to witness the parade. M. the Osage scouts under Hard Rope and Little Beaver broke into view from the southwest hills. Dressed in war paint and finery, they rode in circles, firing their weapons and chanting war songs.

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