Wild West

SPENCERS PROVE THEIR WORTH

n the summer and fall of 1868 Sioux, Cheyenne and Arapaho warriors on the Great Plains kept busy raiding and plundering their traditional foes, the Crows and Pawnees, but also westbound emigrants. The latter looked to the Army for help, but when confronted, the Indian raiders melted into the prairie. Major General Philip Sheridan, commander of the Department of the Missouri, sought advice from his aide and inspector general, George Forsyth. One of the young fire-eaters to emerge during

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