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Ab-Sa-Ra-Ka: Home of the Crows Or Wyoming Opened, The Experience Of An Officer's Wife With An Outline Of Indian Operations Since 1865

Ab-Sa-Ra-Ka: Home of the Crows Or Wyoming Opened, The Experience Of An Officer's Wife With An Outline Of Indian Operations Since 1865

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Longueur: 367 pages5 heures

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"Ab-Sa-Ra-Ka: Home of the Crows Or Wyoming Opened, The Experience Of An Officer's Wife With An Outline Of Indian Operations Since 1865" by Colonel Henry B. Carrington is a first-hand look at the opening of the Wyoming Territory from 1866 to 1878.

Colonel Carrington (1824-1912) was lawyer, professor, prolific author, and an officer in the US Army during the Civil War & on the Northern Great Plains during the Indian Wars. A noted engineer, he constructed a series of forts to protect the emigrants using the Bozeman Trail during the opening of the Wyoming Territory.

This book was written by Carrington & his first wife Margaret, based on her daily journal kept at the suggestion of General Sherman along with Carrington's records during his time in the Wyoming Territory. Margaret Irvin Carrington recorded her impressions of the scenery and the inhabitants of "Absaraka," in present-day Wyoming, Montana, and the western Dakotas. As the wife of the commander of Fort Phil Kearny, she experienced the sequence of events and the heightening of tensions that led to the bloody day in December 1866 when Captain William Fetterman & his entire reinforced company were lured into an ambush by famed Sioux Indian chief Red Cloud & wiped out. The  so-called "Fetterman Massacre," caused by the captain's own recklessness, put Colonel Carrington's career at stake, in fact destroying it, by the army's subsequent need for a scapegoat.

An up close & personal look at the life of troops on the western frontier during the Indian wars of the nineteenth century, by the officer in charge & his observant wife. It portrays the undaunted spirit of both the settler pioneers and the soldiers of the US Army in some of the final struggles with the Plains Indians.

Approximately 85,000+ words. With original period illustrations.

NOTE: This book has been scanned then OCR (Optical Character Recognition) has been applied to turn the scanned page images back into editable Text. This means that the text CAN be resized, searches performed, & bookmarks added, unlike Books that are only scanned.

We have added an Interactive Table of Contents & an Interactive List of Illustrations. This means that the reader can click on the BLUE AND/OR underlined links in the Table of Contents or the List of Illustrations & be instantly transported to that Chapter or Illustration.

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Ab-Sa-Ra-Ka: Home of the Crows Or Wyoming Opened, The Experience Of An Officer's Wife With An Outline Of Indian Operations Since 1865

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Ab-Sa-Ra-Ka: Home of the Crows Or Wyoming Opened, The Experience Of An Officer's Wife With An Outline Of Indian Operations Since 1865

Longueur: 367 pages5 heures

Description

"Ab-Sa-Ra-Ka: Home of the Crows Or Wyoming Opened, The Experience Of An Officer's Wife With An Outline Of Indian Operations Since 1865" by Colonel Henry B. Carrington is a first-hand look at the opening of the Wyoming Territory from 1866 to 1878.

Colonel Carrington (1824-1912) was lawyer, professor, prolific author, and an officer in the US Army during the Civil War & on the Northern Great Plains during the Indian Wars. A noted engineer, he constructed a series of forts to protect the emigrants using the Bozeman Trail during the opening of the Wyoming Territory.

This book was written by Carrington & his first wife Margaret, based on her daily journal kept at the suggestion of General Sherman along with Carrington's records during his time in the Wyoming Territory. Margaret Irvin Carrington recorded her impressions of the scenery and the inhabitants of "Absaraka," in present-day Wyoming, Montana, and the western Dakotas. As the wife of the commander of Fort Phil Kearny, she experienced the sequence of events and the heightening of tensions that led to the bloody day in December 1866 when Captain William Fetterman & his entire reinforced company were lured into an ambush by famed Sioux Indian chief Red Cloud & wiped out. The  so-called "Fetterman Massacre," caused by the captain's own recklessness, put Colonel Carrington's career at stake, in fact destroying it, by the army's subsequent need for a scapegoat.

An up close & personal look at the life of troops on the western frontier during the Indian wars of the nineteenth century, by the officer in charge & his observant wife. It portrays the undaunted spirit of both the settler pioneers and the soldiers of the US Army in some of the final struggles with the Plains Indians.

Approximately 85,000+ words. With original period illustrations.

NOTE: This book has been scanned then OCR (Optical Character Recognition) has been applied to turn the scanned page images back into editable Text. This means that the text CAN be resized, searches performed, & bookmarks added, unlike Books that are only scanned.

We have added an Interactive Table of Contents & an Interactive List of Illustrations. This means that the reader can click on the BLUE AND/OR underlined links in the Table of Contents or the List of Illustrations & be instantly transported to that Chapter or Illustration.

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