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Bozeman paymaster : a tale of the Fetterman Massacre  Cover Image Book Book

Bozeman paymaster : a tale of the Fetterman Massacre / Robert Lee Murphy ; [Maps: Robert Lee Murphy, Phyllis Mignard].

Murphy, Robert Lee, (author,, cartographer.). Mignard, Phyllis, (cartographer.).

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  • ISBN: 9781432892999
  • ISBN: 1432892991
  • Physical Description: 453 pages : maps ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition. Regular print.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Five star, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, [2022]

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"Reminiscent of the Taliban prevailing in Afghanistan, Bozeman Paymaster is the story of how in the nation's drive to advance Manifest Destiny it blundered into one of its most distressing reverses. Fighting to defend their favorite buffalo hunting grounds following the Civil War, Lakota Chief Red Cloud's coalition of Sioux, Northern Cheyennes, and Arapahos drove the military forces out of the Powder River country of modern-day Wyoming. On a bone-chilling day in December 1866, Captain William Fetterman led eighty men into the army's worst defeat at the hands of the Indians until Custer's Last Stand a decade later. Despite the turmoil of virtually constant Indian attacks at Fort Phil Kearny, a youthful paymaster clerk and a beautiful young schoolteacher fall in love. Their future is torn asunder when in the aftermath of the Fetterman Massacre the United States abandons the forts protecting the Bozeman Trail, closing the shortest route used by immigrants to reach Montana's goldfields. Red Cloud's War was the only war the American Indians won fighting the U.S. Army"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Manifest Destiny.
Indians of North America.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Festus Public Library Fic Murphy Western (Text) 32017000082784 New Adult Books Checked out 07/13/2022

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