Society of the Old West

From early westward expansion through the early 20th Century.

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The Cutthroat Gap Kiowa Massacre

Scattered bands of Kiowa, about 2,000 people gathered in a large camp at the mouth of Rainey Mountain Creek near present day Mountain View…

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0 Apr 6

Treachery on the Marias River

On January 23, 1870, soldiers commanded by Colonel Eugene Baker killed 173 Blackfeet Indians in a surprise attack on Heavy Runner’s camp on…

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0 Apr 5

The Legend of Standing Rock

Years ago, a man from the Dakota nation married a girl from the Arikara nation. After they had one child, the man brought another wi…

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0 Apr 4

BLACKHAWK AND THE BATTLE OF THE SINKHOLE

North of Monroe Missouri, about a mile, occurred a rather unusual strategy, employed be the defenders of the fort that was once there. Her…

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0 Feb 8

THE APACHE KID

1867--1910? Southwest Territory (Zenogalache, AKA: The Crazy One) He was born on the San Carlos Reservation in Arizona and grew to be the…

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1 Jan 27
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CHIEF JOSEPH, great leader, statesman, hero.

The great Chief Joseph was born in Wallowa Valley what is now the called the Northeastern Oregon, in 1840. His birth name was Hin-mah-too-y…

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0 Jan 27

GERONIMO'S GREATEST BATTLE

I found this article on a site dealing with the annals of the American Indian.  Supposedly it is written in the words used by Geronimo to t…

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0 Jan 27

Origin of the Sweat Lodge

A Blackfoot Legend The Piegan tribe was southernmost at the headwaters of the Missouri River in Montana, a subtribe belonging to the Siksik…

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0 Jan 27

THE GHOST DANCE

THE GHOST DANCE The Ghost Dance was an attempt of a group of North American Indian tribes to further separate themselves from the white ma…

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0 Jan 24

Crazy Horse's last battle

Battle of Wolf Mountain This photoprint of an illustration of the Battle of Wolf Mountain appeared in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper…

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1 Jan 21
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