He describes what led up to the expedition, including the economic depression and national debt incurred due to the Civil War; the Bozeman Trail
and how it led to the Red Cloud War and the Treaty of Fort Laramie; the characteristics of the Sioux and the US Army; economics during the Gilded Age; politics, philanthropy, and corruption during the period; the role of the Northern Pacific Railroad; Custer after the Civil War; the Yellowstone Expedition and battles; the cause of the Depression of 1873; and the expedition to the Black Hills.
As such its action was rougher than sandpaper so it was turned over to my friend Tom Sargis at Bozeman Trail
McDermott carefully reviews Red Cloud's rise to power, triumphs, the Bozeman trail
, and his attempts to preserve traditional Sioux culture as the Sioux transitioned to a reservation lifestyle.
His name is Tom Sargis and he does business as Bozeman Trail
Additional conclusion remarks are quoted from Doane Robinson, (State Historian of South Dakota_ and an ongoing note of the upshot of Red Cloud's struggle to close and keep closed the Bozeman Trail
Beginning with the first white American "overlanders" crossing Lakota territory on their way to Oregon in 1841, the southern Platte River trails to the Denver and Pikes Peak gold mines, and the northwestern Bozeman Trail
to Montana's gold, Ostler describes the period from 1941 to 1865 as a time of increasing encroachments on Lakota land.
He and the leaders of the Sioux and Cheyenne who live along the Bozeman Trail
plot carefully and successfully carry out the battle of "Hundred in the Hand," killing 80 soldiers in what is known to American history as the Fetterman massacre of 1866.
As neither of the men have an enemy in the world, this spat will be short-lived, but in the meantime Ponsonby's Bozeman Trail
has joined Paul Cole.
Phil Kearny, along the Bozeman Trail
in Wyoming Territory, there was bad blood between the Oglala Sioux Chieftain, Red Cloud, and the military unit that built the fort to protect travelers going to the Montana gold fields.
Extensively illustrated with vintage black-and-white and full-color photographs on virtually every page, Promise: Bozeman's Trail To Destiny is a thorough history of conflicts between whites and Native Americans along the historic Bozeman Trail
The Bozeman Trail
was a route from the Platte River Road to the goldfields of Montana; its experience through the eyes of seven different people, ranging from a new bride traveling with her husband to a prospector in search of wealth to a Civil War veteran, is all recounted in the travellers' own words.
In retaliation, the Sioux and the Cheyenne attacked wagon trains along the Oregon-California Trail and the Bozeman Trail
that branched off near Fort Laramie and led to the Montana gold fields.