Where a Hundred Soldiers Were Killed

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  • Copyright: 2010-07-16
  • Publisher: Univ of New Mexico Pr
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The Powder Ridge country of north central Wyoming was one of the most resource-rich regions of the northern plains in the nineteenth-century. As U.S. mining interests and white settlement to the north of the Montana Territory increased, conflict arose between the United States and the Lakota and Cheyenne nations. On December 21, 1866, the struggle climaxed when a well-organized force of Lakota, Cheyenne and Arapahos attacked and destroyed a detachment of infantrymen. The Battle of Where a Hundred Soldiers Were Killed or Hundred in the Hand, as the event is still called, was the worst defeat the U.S. Army had suffered in the Great Plains, only to be exceeded by the battle of Little Big Horn ten years later.

Author Biography

John H. Monnett is a professor of Native American history at Metropolitan State College, Denver. He is the author of several books, including Massacre at Cheyenne Hole: Lieutenant Austin Henely and the Sappa Creek Controversy and Tell Them We Are Going Home: The Odyssey of the Northern Cheyennes.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. viii
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Prologue: Rethinking Frontier Military Historyp. xv
Introductionp. xxix
The Sowing of the Dragonp. 1
This Land Is Indianp. 22
The Overland Circus: The 18th Infantry Enters the Powder River Countryp. 35
Lakotas Strike to Defend the Powder River Countryp. 51
Autumn of Trial: The Army View of the Powder River War in 1866p. 72
Wau-nee-chee: Lakotas Unite for War/Fetterman Arrives at Fort Phil Kearnyp. 92
Where a Hundred Soldiers Were Killedp. 119
Time of Triumph, Time of Fearp. 181
The Achilles Syndrome: An Essay on the Making of the Fetterman Mythp. 209
p. 242
p. 245
Notesp. 246
Bibliographyp. 285
About the Authorp. 302
Indexp. 303
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