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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Aug 2017 9:16 p.m. PST

"Founded in 1834 on the high plains of present-day eastern Wyoming. Fort Laramie evolved into an organizational hub and chief supply center for the U.S. Army in its campaigns against the Sioux and Cheyenne Indians. Fort Laramie and the Great Sioux War focuses on a crucial year in the history of the fort, 1876. That was the year of General George Crook's Big Horn; the Black Hills gold rush; and chaos at the Red Cloud and Spotted Tail Indian agencies. Paul Hedren draws upon official army records, diaries, and journals to illuminate a fort-based history of the Great Sioux War, and for this edition he also provides a new preface"
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Anyone have read this book?
If the answer is yes… comments please?

Thanks in advance for your guidance.


Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP14 Aug 2017 9:20 p.m. PST


A Good Basic Book on the Fort and the Campaign based out of it. There is a book called Circle of fire that does a better job with the Grand Picture of the area and Campaigns

Garryowen Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2017 5:46 a.m. PST

I have both of those books and have read both of them at least twice. Actually, Circle of Fire deals with the Sioux War in 1865.

The book Tango mentions deals with the 1876 campaign, focusing on the role of Fort Laramie in that campaign. It is not intended to be a study of the campaign itself.

Both are excellent books but they really deal with two different topics.


Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2017 8:18 a.m. PST


I got my wars mixed up. How about Fort Laramie and the Pageant of the west 1834-1890 by Leroy R. Hafen and Francis Marion Young for a good general book on the fort.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2017 10:26 a.m. PST

Many thanks for your guidance guys!. (smile)


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