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The Battle of the Washita

the Sheridan-Custer Indian campaign of 1867-69

by Stan Hoig

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Published by Doubleday in Garden City, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Custer, George Armstrong, 1839-1876,
  • Sheridan, Philip Henry, 1831-1888,
  • Washita Campaign, 1868-1869,
  • Cheyenne Indians -- Wars, 1868-1869

  • Edition Notes

    StatementStan Hoig.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE83.869 .H64
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvii, 268 p., [8] leaves of plates :
    Number of Pages268
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5210351M
    ISBN 100385112742
    LC Control Number75038165
    OCLC/WorldCa2020143

      Buy a cheap copy of The Battle of the Washita: The book by Stan Hoig. Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer was victorious in only one engagement against the American Indians—the Battle of the Washita. Eight years before the Free shipping over $Cited by: 5. The Battle of Washita River, also called Battle of the Washita or the Washita Massacre, occurred on Novem when Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer’s 7th U.S. Cavalry attacked Black Kettle’s Southern Cheyenne camp on the Washita River, near present-day Cheyenne, : The Grandma.

    Additional Physical Format: Online version: General Custer and the Battle of the Washita. Bryan, Tex.: Guidon Press, (OCoLC) Named Person. Excerpt: The Battle of Washita River (also called Battle of the Washita or Washita Massacre) occurred on Novem when Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer's 7th U.S. Cavalry attacked Black Kettle's Southern Cheyenne camp on the Washita River (near present day Cheyenne, Oklahoma), part of a major winter encampment of numerous bands.

      Greene, Jerome A. Washita: The U.S. Army and the Southern Cheyennes, Norman: Oklahoma University Press: In Washita, Jerome Greene discusses several important topics related to the famous battle, which took place in late November The first of these topics is the political background for the events leading up to the battle. also called Battle of the Washita or Washita Massacre Learn with flashcards, games, and more — for free.


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Regardless of whether one feels more comfortable calling it a battle or a massacre, the fact remains that Washita was one of the more significant incidents in the ethnic cleansing of the Great Plains. I canvassed several books about Washita before I decided that this one by Jerome A.

Greene was the one I Cited by: 4. The Battle of the Washita or Custer's massacre?: Elmo Scott Watson and Don Russell debate a famous victory and discuss the controversies that were its aftermath (Brand book) by Elmo Scott Watson |.

The Battle of the Washita took place in western Oklahoma in At the time, many Americans believed in Manifest Destiny, the idea that the United States was destined to spread across the entire. The author begins the story of The Battle of the Washita book Battle of the Washita where it began, at the Sand Creek Massacre.

The Battle of the Washita has a lot of similarities to the Sand Creek Massacre. History, however, has awarded one the title "Battle".

Both incidents included the Cheyenne villages under the leadership of Chief Black Kettle/5. Ranger programs that occur at Washita Battlefield National Historic Site throughout the year. Last updated: Contact the Park.

Mailing Address:. After the battle, Greene's narrative continues where previous books about the Washita end. The author provides original insight and analysis of the myths and truths of the Battle of the Washita leaving the reader better informed, than ever before, on what really happened during and after the battle.

THE "WASHITA" LETTER THAT ENRAGED CUSTER. FOLLOWING is the text of the letter setting forth some unwritten history concerning the battle of the Washita, that so enraged General was written by Captain F. Benteen of the Seventh to his friend William J. De Gresse of St. Louis, who furnished it to the St.

Louis Democrat, in which paper it was immediately published, and was copied by. Jerome Greene's latest book on the Washita denies the "massacre" charges and put Indian testimonies which agree that it was a fierce battle. Indian prisoners told interpreter Dick Curtis that as many as 11 WARCHIEFS were killed during the fight, which suggest large warriors casualties.

The Battle of the Washita occurred on Novemin western Indian Territory, about one mile west of present-day Cheyenne, Oklahoma. Before dawn, Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer peered over a snow-encrusted ridge into the valley of the Washita River. There he saw a large Cheyenne village in a wooded bottom on the south side of the stream.

The Battle of the Washita is one of the most tragic—and disturbing—events in American history. On Novemthe U.S. Cavalry under Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer attacked a peaceful Southern Cheyenne village along the Washita River in present-day western Oklahoma. This U.S. victory signaled the end of the Cheyennes’ traditional way of life and resulted in the death of Black.

Jerome A. Greene is among the best historians of the Indian Wars, and his book "Washita: The U.S. Army and the Southern Cheyennes, " helps prove this claim. While Greene's book includes a fine narrative of how the battle unfolded, it is much more than a simple military history of the event/5.

I think it's instructive to contrast the Battle between the Chickasaw militia and the Comanche in described in my last post ( ), with the Battle of the Washita River between the 7th Regiment of the U.S. Army, under Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer, and Black Kettle's band of Cheyenne families during the winter of ISBN: OCLC Number: Description:[6] pages illustrations, maps, plan, portraits 22 cm.

Series Title: Exposition-Lochinvar book. Washita: The U.S. Army and the Southern Cheyennes, (Campaigns and Commanders)-- copyright by the author and U. Press. For the Seventh Cavalry, the Washita encounter generated con­siderable enduring trauma, mostly resulting from the debate arising within the regiment over whether Custer consciously and purposefully abandoned Major Elliott and his men to their fate.

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for The Battle of the Washita: The Sheridan-Custer Indian Campaign of by Stanley Hoig (, Paperback, Reprint) at the best online prices at eBay. Free shipping for many products!5/5(2).

Washitaw History [There was a not so subtle attempt to write us out of history, but we the descendants of “the Ancient Ones” still remain!]. During the Battle of the Washita, on NovemBenteen was in command of Troop H under Major Joel H. Elliott. When the charge was sounded, Captain Benteen rode with the lead squadron.

Upon entereing Black Kettle's village, he was boldly confronted by a mounted Cheyenne youth, what Benteen thought was a fourteen year old boy, but was. Battle of the Washita. By Stan ers, Army Heritage and Education Center Novem CusterAca,!a,cs losses in the battle are reported at twenty one killed and thirteen wounded, and.

Wounds from the Washita: The Major Elliott Affair Arnold Blumberg Lt. Col. George Custer (at right, months after the November Battle of the Washita) won his clash with Black Kettle's Cheyenne, but lost respect among his men for his perceived abandonment of Major Joel Elliott.

There are hundreds of references to Major Joel Elliott - books, articles, internet - but for a good general read about the Battle of Washita, try "The Battle of the Washita" by Stan Hoig,University of Nebraska Press.

At the back of this book is a precise and very detailed listing of those of Custer's troops (22) who were killed and how. The Battle of Washita River (also called Battle of the Washita or the Washita Massacre) occurred on Novem when Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer’s 7th U.S. Cavalry attacked Black Kettle’s Southern Cheyenne camp on the Washita River (near present-day Cheyenne, Oklahoma), part of a major winter encampment of numerous Native American tribal States: Cheyenne.Capt.

Frederick Benteen commanded one of Custer's three wings after Custer divided his troops on J Custer's famous "last order," carried by John Martin, directed Benteen, his best battlefield commander, to "Come village.

Be quick." Benteen was responding to Custer's order when he found Major Marcus Reno-- who led the attack-- and his badly mauled troops fighting for their.Get directions, maps, and traffic for Washita, OK.

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