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Unraveling The Myth

I changed my domain after a long and thoughtful process. First question you might ask is why. Although maybe you'll just say, about time! Seriously, what the heck is Grimm2etc anyway? Well, once it was GrimmsEtc, but I lost control of that one, thanks to GoDaddy and me being unable to figure out how to migrate it over to a new web builder.

 

GrimmsEtc is the name of my business, an all-encompassing business that includes my writing, research, editing and transcription work, anything that I get paid for. But do you know what it is to you? Meaningless. I've known this for a while, sorry to say. But with my interests running amok, I couldn't figure what else might encompass all of it.

 

I have to do a shout-out here to Carrielynn Reinhard, who is having my transcribe her series of lectures on social media and creating products of entertainment, commercials and information and how we present ourselves to YOU that makes all the difference. Sometimes we just need that kick in the butt, and my own daughter gave me one.

 

So I began to bandy a lot of different domain names about and they had to be available. One person liked HistoryPerspectives, but for me, when I thought about it, everyone who's a historian has one of those. And I'm not just working on history; there's a lot of prehistory there, too.  Another liked TruthInHistory, and that does speak to the heart of my master's in history; with that I could see someone challenging every single darned thing I said, or wrote about, calling it my perspective, rather than truth. Another liked History+Attitude.com, which was going to be it.

 

Truth in history, with attitude, is definitely how I create my works. I try to find what happened, and I try to relate why it happened. Not always easy, I know. I can't get into everyone's shoes. But we know that even though history is written, while oral mythology was word of mouth for a very long time, there's an element of 'unreal' in written history, too. Because every event was written in its time from a particular viewpoint. So we need several viewpoints of an event to get at what really happened. We can only understand the relating of an event by understanding the attitude that went with it.

 

Take the Little BigHorn event. So many historians shun the Indian viewpoint, because they vary wildly by participant -- more of them being survivors. But that's what's so real about viewpoints. Everyone does have a different perspective. When I unraveled the Little BigHorn, I took the approach no other historian did, I used that similar idea of perspective to include President Grant's activities up to the Little BigHorn, and during, to demonstrate his involvement and so much more of what happened can now be understood. I unraveled what was commonly held to be true, and answered more questions than anyone else could that way.

 

All written history has an element of myth to it, which is why high school professors choose only to share the good stuff. Or do they choose? Is that a command that comes from higher up? When you think about your experiences in high school history, you were taught it a certain way so that our country looks good. Right? That's the myth. So unraveling the myth means that there are true things in there, but they don't want you to know what's true when it puts our country in a bad light. We have that recent revolt against teaching Critical Race Theory to demonstrate that.

 

I had that bad experience in high school. Good old Mr. Russo. An Italian stud. All us girls had a crush on him. But it was my worst subject, because memorizing names, places, dates, was all just so boring. I'll bet Russo would have hated my late '90s campaign to break the myth of Columbus. I had one college professor who hated it, too.

 

In college we learn that our heroes of high school were flawed human beings, just like the rest of us. If you had been Lincoln, would you have given your life to keep the US from falling apart because you were elected? Probably. And yet there are those people who are afraid to acknowledge the flaws in our country, like in those heroes, because it would make us seem like less of a caring people. You can find lots of examples of how we are a caring people. Knowing the flaws in our history shouldn't change that. Why would it?

 

Knowing our history is the ONLY way to keep history from repeating itself. And so that's why I dedicated my history master's to finding the truth and unraveling the myth.

 

Unraveling the myth. I love mythology. I've always felt that there's at least a nugget or two of reality in any myth. You read about those oral myths handed down through the centuries, the millennium. You think, oh, they're about people who used to be animals, they're just parables. But then you find out, hey, we did evolve from animals. Maybe not from bunnies. But if you can look inside that myth, you'll find the realities.

 

I have a family myth about chicken booyah, and I was seeking its truth while I still lived in Green Bay. I got the library historian really mad at me when I said I wanted to see if someone had an oral story that put the discovery of booyah before my great-grandfather's. Apparently she was fed up (no pun intended) with people claiming their family invented that local favorite dish. But I've done a lot of research on booyahs and no one's is older than the Hannon version. There is an old version that's more popular, that includes tomatoes and noodles. But that's German, not Hannon's, which is Walloon Belgian.

 

I'd love to hear your myths. What stories do you think are told wrong? Why myths have you unraveled?

 

This domain also works for my copper research, because it involves pre-contact cultures and there are several myths there that needed to be exploded. One is that these early natives could not have learned to tool in copper without help from Europeans. Another is that they stopped tooling in copper, and then started again centuries later. I'm also trying to demonstrate that no matter how much background a person has in archaeology, when it comes to the attitudes of the past, we will always be guessing. If the natives today have the key, they're not sharing. And why should they?  Maybe someday.

 

And even my fiction work contains a number of ways I look at real history. Arabus Drake is a product of myth, but in this case, I take myth a step further -- you might say I make it a blend of myth, and myth. My archaeology fiction also explores the myth of how the bow and arrow changed the pre-contact cultures. And I use Greek mythology in "The Last Virgin," with a new take on the age-old feud between men and women for control of the world.

 

Mythology presents a fascinating, four-dimensional world for those who take the time to delve in. You don't just see the humanity, but you also get a look beyond it into the supernatural.

 

Unraveling the Myth. Come for the adventure. Stay for the stories.

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The Index to Civil War & Bloody Peace: Following Orders

INDEX


7th Cavalry 200, 205-207, 252, 255, 263, 268, 293, 315, 319, 344, 355-359.
8th U.S. Infantry (Civil War) xii, 20-21, 25-27, 29, 36, 39, 46-49, 51, 53, 57, 61, 67, 72-73, 76, 78, 81-83, 85, 87, 90, 93-96, 98-100, 102, 104, 106, 108, 110, 113-114, 115, 119, 124-126, 129, 131, 133, 136, 143, 146-148, 164, 168-171, 173, 175-177, 183, 187, 322.
19th U.S. Infantry 191-193, 196, 201.
37th U.S. Infantry 201, 205-207, 211, 213, 216, 221-223, 227.
4th U.S. Infantry 247, 249, 254-256, 258, 262, 264, 267-271, 282, 294-295, 298, 302, 313, 316, 319-320, 330-331.
20th U.S. Infantry 332, 335-336, 338, 342, 344, 346.

 

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Agency Ultimatum of December 6, 1975 296-298, 315; 424 fn.
Alexander, Col. Edward Porter 55, 156, 163.
Allison Commission 289-291, 297, 301.
Ammunition 44, 58, 62, 82, 114, 117, 122, 139, 164, 172, 208, 227, 239, 241-242, 249, 262, 289, 299, 310-311, 316-317, 330, 342.
Anderson, General Richard 43, 122, 125-126, 130, 136.
Andrews, John U. 101, 103.
Antietam 43-47.
Apaches 103, 202, 218-219, 223, 285, 292, 332, 334, 345.
Appomattox 181-185.
Aquia Creek 51, 53-55, 76, 78, 81-82, 134.
Arapahoe 176, 194, 204, 239-240, 242, 252-254, 289.
Arkansas 107, 109, 151, 167, 196, 240, 267-268, 271.
Arthur, Chester 337, 341, 349.
Artillery 35, 51, 53, 56, 58, 64-65, 81, 129, 132, 140, 143, 146, 148, 194, 207, 355, 357-358.
Atkins, Commissioner John 351, 353.
Augur, General Christopher 216, 241-242, 250, 252, 324, 339.


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Baltimore 85, 175-176, 179, 186-187.
Banks, General Nathaniel 30-34, 39, 70, 72, 90, 107-109.
Barboncito (Navajo) 203, 223, 226, 228, 231.
Beauregard, General PGT 28, 137, 144, 147.
Belknap, William 294, 299-301, 338.
Belt, R.V. 355-356.
Bent, George 195, 204, 209, 213, 243, 247, 332.
Benteen, Captain Frederick 243, 312-314.
Big Foot (Spotted Elk) (Minneconjou) 353, 355, 357, 359,
Black Hills 217, 237, 251, 253, 270, 279-280, 281, 283, 286, 288-290, 292-295, 297, 300-301, 314, 317-318, 325, 341, 344, 368.
Black Kettle 176, 195, 239, 242-243.
"Black Snakes" 95.
Black soldiers 116, 154, 158-64, 177-178, 335.
Bloody Angle 129, 133.
Boarding School 328.
Bogy, Lewis 205, 208.
Booth, John Wilkes 185-186.
Bootleg whiskey (distilleries) 256-258, 266.
Boozan, William 192-193, 197, 234.
Border State 46.
Bosque Redondo 201-202, 217-228, 230-234, 236.
Bourke, Captain John 291, 366.
Bozeman Trail 176, 200, 234, 236, 248, 298.
Bragg, General Braxton 92, 95, 105, 137.
Bristoe Station 106.
Brownsville 333-334, 339, 341-343.
Buffalo (skins)
42, 201, 204, 210, 212, 216, 238, 252, 262-263, 285, 299, 317, 319, 321, 327, 347.
Buford, General John 87, 104.
Burnside, General Ambrose xi, 34-35, 37, 39, 41, 43-44, 49-56, 60-62, 64-66, 68-69, 73, 82, 105, 113-114, 116-130, 133-134, 136-141, 143-149, 154-164.
Butler, General Benjamin 108-109, 111, 113, 136, 144, 156, 173, 175.


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Cain, Captain Avery 302, 316.
Calamity Jane 302-303.
Camp Douglas 25.
Camp Mansfield 70.
Camp Randall 25.
Canada 29, 40, 95, 106, 153, 173, 175, 185, 193, 328, 340.
Canby, General Edward R.S. 101-102, 106, 196, 201, 270-271.
Cantonment Reno 316, 320-321, 323, 325.
Captain Jack (Modoc) 271.
Carleton, General James B. 202-203, 218-220.
Cemetery Ridge 88, 104.
Chamberlain, Col. Joshua 88.
Chambers, Major Alex 250-252, 271, 273, 302, 305-306, 308, 313, 317, 319.
Chancellorsville Battle of 73-74; In Wilderness 116, 124-125, 129.
Chattanooga 95, 105.
Cheyenne, Northern 254, 283, 289, 302, 312, 316, 320-322, 325-326, 328.
Cheyenne, Southern 176, 195, 206, 212-213, 215, 245-246, 314, 328.
Chivington, Col. John 176, 194, 240.
City Point 145, 147, 149, 151-152, 154, 164, 169, 175, 179, 366.
Claridge, Corporal William 274-276.
Cleveland, President Grover 350-353, 361.
Cody, Buffalo Bill 315, 317, 347-348, 351, 357, 360.
Cold Harbor 136-137, 142-144, 146, 148, 150.
Columbus Barracks 332, 335-336, 338.
Comanche 202-203, 221, 223, 227, 239, 242, 328.
Cooke, Jay 48, 273.
Connor, General Patrick 194.
Contraband 80, 109, 200.
Copperheads 77-78.
Couch, General Darius 56, 58, 67, 74, 76-77.
Crater Disaster 154-162.
Crazy Horse (Oglala Lakota) 237, 283, 290, 296, 298, 308, 319-320, 323-324, 326, 328-329.
Credit Mobilier 261, 265.
Crook, General George Civil War 111, 144; Post-Civil War 284-285, 288, 298; Dawes Act 352-353; Treatment of Indians 192, 285-286, 289, 291, 294, 317-322, 334; Rosebud 301-302, 304-311, 313-315, 326, 345, 351-352, 366.
Crows 241, 293, 305, 309, 321, 341.
Cuba 360-361.
Custer, George ix, 201, Civil War 31, 47, 82, 93, 126, 163, 167, 184, 188, 193; Post Civil War 299-300; Indians 200, 205-206, 208, 211-216, 238, 242-243, 245-246, 270, 272-273, 279, 281-283, 286; Kentucky 255, 260, 263, 268; Little Bighorn 289, 301-302, 308, 310-315, 319, 321, 356.

 

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Davenport iv, 28, 43, 193, 197.
Davis, Jefferson 21, 28, 46, 63, 77-78, 105, 113, 137, 142, 170, 174, 177-181, 187.
Dawes Allotment Act 332, 341, 351-352.
Dawes, Henry 351, 356.
Deadwood 288, 318.
Denver 281-282.
De Pere 349, 352, 360.
Depredations 26, 53, 56-58, 133-134, 216, 250.
Deserters 26, 35, 41, 48, 58, 63, 66-70, 75, 80, 90, 103, 113, 128, 149-150, 152-153, 170, 180, 242, 253, 291, 305, 315, 350.
de Tajada, Sebastian Lerdo 333-334.
de Trobriand, General Regis 183-184.
Disease 47, 70, 92, 152, 214, 222, 226-227, 268, 281, 291, 338, 342-343, 346-347.
Diaz, Porfirio 333-336, 341-342, 363.
Dix, General John A. 31, 34, 100, 102-103, 175, 186.
Dodd, Theodore 221, 227, 229, 231-232, 234.
Dodge, General Grenville 46, 194, 196-197.
Dodge, Lt.-Col. Richard 217, 280, 287, 319-321, 323.
Dog Soldiers 195, 204, 210, 216, 247.
Doolittle, Senator James 25, 294.
Draft, First Federal xi, 21-22, 37-38, 39-40, 46, 49, 69-70, 73, 78-80, 84, 92-103, 110, 113, 132, 144, 151, 153, 165, 167, 175, 177, 185, 193, 240.
Drunkenness 68, 209, 239, 252, 259, 271-272, 274-276, 280, 335, 338.
Dye, William McEntire 27, 39, 72, 193, 241-242, 247, 250-251.

 

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Early, General Jubal 59, 87, 123, 130, 136, 139, 144, 150-151, 153, 163, 167, 173, 175, 179.
Eastern Post-War Attitude 196, 208, 239, 243, 271, 278-279, 297, 314.
Elections (general) ii, xiii, 19, 49, 108-109, 113, 124, 152, 240, 256, 263, 300.
Emancipation (related to) ii, 25, 38-39, 45-47, 49, 61, 63, 69, 107-108, 113, 166, 177, 188, 196, 204, 207, 255, 263, 268, 293, 328, 352, 360-361.
Ewell, General Richard 80, 89, 105, 117-119, 123-124, 129-130, 133.
Execution, as form of punishment 43, 69, 82, 150, 258, 358.
Extreme cold 285, 321-322, 343, 345-347, 353.

 

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Falmouth 51, 53, 55, 62, 64-65, 67, 76, 78.
Fairfax Courthouse 81-82.
Ferrero, Brig.-General Edward 120, 158-161.
Financial Panic 1, 255, 273, 276-277, 279, 282, 286.
Finerty, John (newsman) 247, 305-306, 327.
Fisher, Lt. Otis 106, 169.
Forsyth, Major George 270, 338, 358-359.
Fort Bridger 271, 294-296, 302, 319.
Fort Brown 333-335, 338, 340.
Fort Columbus/Jay 25, 46, 102-103, 106, 110, 175.
Fort D.A. Russell 248, 269, 271-274, 276, 279-281, 284.
Fort Donelson 19-20, 25.
Fort Fetterman 204, 215, 241-242, 248-252, 254, 257, 273-274, 298, 302-303, 313, 315, 317, 320-322, 324, 328.
Fort Fred Steele 236, 252, 294, 330-331.
Fort Harker 208-209, 214, 220.
Fort Hays 214-216, 219, 242, 314, 341, 343-344, 346.
Fort Laramie 198-200, 241-242, 247, 249, 254, 280-286, 288, 291-292, 294-295, 302, 314, 320.
Fort Larned 209-210, 214, 239.
Fort Leavenworth 197, 201, 205-207, 247, 250, 339, 341, 344-345, 347-348.
Fort Lincoln 273, 281, 286.
Fort Marcy 223, 227-231.
Fort McKinney 326-327, 330.
Fort Monroe 61, 111, 178.
Fort Ridgley 40.
Fort Riley 197, 201, 204-207, 210, 220, 344.
Fort Robinson 319, 324, 326-327.
Fort Sumner 201-203, 218-219, 221, 223-224, 227, 230-232.
Fort Union 221, 227-228.
Fort Wallace 219-220.
Fort Wayne 191-193, 196.
Franklin, General William B 51, 56, 58, 60, 64, 66.
Fredericksburg 23, 48, 51, 53, 55, 58-59, 62, 64, 73-74, 76-77, 81, 107, 116, 124, 128, 133-134, 139, 161.
Freedman's Bureau 178-179, 224, 264.
Fry, James B., Provost Marshal General 69, 73, 78, 84, 96, 98, 101, 103, 113.

-G-
Gambling cards 55, 209, 346.
Garfield, President James 337, 339-341.
General court martial 26, 274-276.
Germans xi, 74-75, 97, 108, 188, 193, 235, 321-322, 332, 366.
Germany ix, 17, 249, 312, 338, 365.
Getty, General George W 120-121, 219, 225-227, 229-230, 232, 234.
Gettysburg 73, 80, 87-88, 91, 93, 96.
Ghost Dance 352, 354-357, 359.
Gibbon, General John 59, 89, 301-302, 311.
Gold 185, 220, 250, 253, 268-270, 277, 280, 282-283, 286-288, 291-292, 325, 360.
Gonzalez, Manuel 336, 341.
Gordon, General John P. 123, 139, 179.
Goss, Private Warren Lee 65, 118-119.
Grant, General Ulysses S. x-xv, 18-20, 23, 25, 28, 41, 43-44, 60, 79, 82, 93, 95, 132-133, 166, 174, 178, 187; Appomattox 183-185; 1868 Election 217, 240, 243-246; Vicksburg 48, 69-74, 79, 82, 85, 90-91, 155; Army of the Potomac 111-114; Wilderness 116-133;
Grant, Petersburg Siege 134-139, 142-153, 155-159, 162, 164-167, 170-171, 173-175, 179-182
Grant, Post-War Army 188, 191-193, 198, 201, 203-204, 207-208, 217, 220-221, 224-225, 236, 240, 243.
Grant, President U.S. 241, 244, 270; Peace on the Plains 244-245, 250, 262, 270-271; Reconstruction 255, 257-259, 270, 293; Re-election 265-268; Gold 270, 272-273, 277-278; Black Hills 279-280, 283, 286-287; Custer 299-300, 312-314; Little Bighorn 291, 293-294, 296-297, 301-302, 310-311; Post-LBH 313-319, 323-325.
Grant, U.S., Later Years 328, 331, 336-338, 343, 345, 347-348, 363, 366.
Greeley, Horace 39, 95, 167, 265-267.

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Halleck, General Henry 25, 27, 40-42, 69, 77, 82-83, 90, 98-100, 102, 107-108, 111-112, 132, 134, 142-145, 153, 192, 201.
Hampton boarding school 328.
Hampton, Lt.-General Wade 144, 171.
Hancock, General Winfield S xii, Civil War 51, 59, 77, 87-90, 111, 117, 119-124, 126, 128, 130, 139-140, 142, 146-149, 158, 165, 171-172; Post Civil War 197-198, 201, 204, 207-216, 219-220, 225, 233-234, 236, 240, 242, 268, 337.
Hanovertown 134, 136.
Harbach, Captain Abram 335-336, 339.
Harney, William S 216.
Harrington, Arthur J. (Marshal) 257, 259-260, 266.
Harrison, President Benjamin 352-353, 355-356, 360.
Hartraft, General John 118-119, 122, 136, 168.
Hayes, President Rutherford 293, 323-324, 335-336, 338.
Henderson, John B. 216, 231.
Henry, Captain Guy 285, 309, 357, 361.
Heth, General Henry 87, 106, 169.
Hill, General A.P. 34, 42, 53, 105, 117, 119, 121, 123-124, 128, 133, 136, 139, 165, 180.
Holiday 132, 176.
Hooker, General Joseph 42, 49, 56, 59-60, 64, 66-68, 73-75, 77-83, 85, 95, 201.
Horse thieving 53-54, 200, 204, 228, 326, 351.
Hot air balloon 55, 73-74, 77-78.
Hotchkiss, General Jedediah 132, 173, 186.
Howard, General Oliver O 56, 74-76, 88, 201.

 

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Indian Bureau 201, 205, 208, 244-245, 271, 280, 299, 332, 360.
Indian scouts 200, 234, 302, 304, 306-307, 309, 314, 319, 321.
Indian police 234, 245, 351, 355-357.
Indian Territory (Oklahoma) 225, 273, 314, 346.
Insanity, temporary (PTSD) 125, 142, 276-277, 366.
Invalid Corps 97, 128, 151.
Irish 17, 61, 96-97, 193, 332.

 

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Jackson, General Thomas "Stonewall" 30, 32-34, 36, 53, 55, 58-59, 64, 74-76, 92.
Janesville x, 17, 20-21, 235.
Jenney, Walter (geologist) 287-288.
Johnson, Andrew iii, xi-xii, 150, 167, 188, 204, 224-225, 231, 255.
Johnson's Island 27, 106.
Johnston, General Joseph 31-33, 85, 90, 105, 113, 179, 186-187.

 

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Kansas x, xii-xiv, 19, 174, 196-198, 201, 204, 206, 216, 225, 239, 242, 262.
Kentucky xiii, 41, 46, 87, 95, 112, 173, 175, 177, 207, 255, 264, 267-268, 274.
Kiowa 204, 215, 239, 328.
Ku Klux Klan (Patrolers) 197, 255-259, 263-264, 266.


-L-
Lafayette Barracks 176-177, 187.
Ledlie, General James 148, 159-160.
Lee, Fitzhugh 136-137, 144.
Lee, Robert E 32-34, 36, 41, 47, 49-51, 53-55, 58, 60-61, 64, 73-75, 78-80, 85, 88-90, 92-93, 96, 105-107, 111-114, 116-119, 122-126, 128, 130-131, 133- 138, 142-144, 146, 152, 158, 165, 168-170, 172, 174-175, 177-181, 183-188.
Liberal Republicans 265-266, 269.
Lincoln, Abraham ii-iii, xi, xiii, 18-21, 23, 27-28, 29, 31-36, 37-42, 45-48, 54, 60-63, 66, 69-70, 74, 77-78, 84, 91, 93-95, 102-105, 108-109, 111, 113-114, 124, 132, 143, 149-153, 165, 176, 178, 181, 191, 255, 294; Assassination of 185-186.
Lincoln, 1864 Election 114, 152-153, 166-167, 173-174.
Little Bighorn x, xii, 14, 243, 249, 271, 278-279, 310-311, 315-316, 319, 322, 350, 368.
Little Big Man (Oglala Lakota) 290-291, 340.
Little Rock 196, 201, 269, 271.
Louisiana 108, 151, 167, 240, 323.
Longstreet, General James 34, 53, 59, 78, 82, 85, 89, 92, 105, 114, 116, 121-124, 126, 172.
Loyalty oath 107-109.
Luhn, Captain Gerard 302-305, 308.

 

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Mackenzie, Col. Ranald 319-321, 325.
Manypenny, Commissioner George 317-318, 322.
Manuelito (Navajo) 203, 220, 222-223, 228.
Marye's Heights 55, 58-60.
Massacre 225, 236, 240, 243, 247, 314, 358.
Matamoros 334-335.
McClellan, General George "Mac" Army of the Potomac 20, 22-23, 27, 29-37, 41, 47-50, 53, 55, 69, 84; Election of 1864 166-167, 172.
McDowell, General Irwin 23, 25, 31-32, 37, 201.
McGillyCuddy, Valentine 280, 287, 324, 328, 340, 354.
McKinley, President William 360-361.
McLaughlin, James 354, 356.
Meade, General George 58-59, 67, 73-74, 76, 78, 83-87, 89, 92-93, 96, 99, 102, 105-107, 111-112, 114, 119, 122, 124, 128, 141-142, 145-146, 148-149, 156-158, 162, 164-165, 170-173, 175, 186, 188, 192, 201.
Mechanicsville 32, 35, 134, 140-141.
Meeker, Nathanial 329-331.
Mexican/U.S. border 332-333, 335-336, 340-341, 365.
Miles, Col. Nelson 321, 325, 355-357, 359.
Military school 338, 340.
Mills, Col. Anson 26, 207, 287, 289, 298, 302, 304, 306-309, 318, 363.
Milwaukee 177, 191, 362.
Miners 220, 270, 272, 279-280, 283, 285-286, 288-289, 293-295, 344.
Modoc 270-271, 273.
Montana 176, 198-199, 272, 291, 293, 301-302, 310, 316.
Morgan, Commissioner Thomas 352, 355.
Mount Sterling 257, 260, 264, 267.
Mud March 64-66.
Mule riders (Infantry) 305-306, 308-310.

 

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Navajo 103, 202, 218, 221-229, 231-234, 236.
New Orleans 70-71, 73, 107-108.
New York City 73, 78, 92-94, 96-103, 106, 110.
Norton, A. Baldwin 221-223, 225-227, 229, 231.
Nugent, Col. Robert 73, 96-97, 100, 102.

 

-O-

O'Brien, 2nd Lt. J.J. 257, 268-269, 286, 291.
Opdyke, Mayor George 98, 100-101.
Opelousas 72, 107.
Ord, General E.O.C. 192, 201, 285, 292, 335, 338-339.
Otis, Col. Elwell 335, 340, 343, 347.
Outlaws disguised as Indians) 240, 249, 271, 335-336.

 

-P-

Parke, Major-General John 164-165, 168-172, 183.
Parker, Ely S. 184, 245, 251-252, 262, 277.
Patrick, General Marsena 26, 40, 47, 49, 51, 53-54, 56, 61, 67-68, 75, 77-78, 87, 89, 93, 122, 128, 132-134, 143, 147, 150, 173.
Pemberton, General John C. 48, 72.
Pension 347, 349-350, 363-364, 367.
Petersburg ix, xi, 127, 145-148, 151-152, 154, 158, 168, 172, 174, 179-180.
Pickets 55, 64-65, 139, 141, 143, 164, 170, 172, 272, 318.
Pine Ridge 326, 328, 340, 352-359, 362.
Platte River bridge 286, 291-292, 294.
Pleasanton, General Alfred 75, 79-80, 82.
Pleasants, Lt.-Col. Henry 155-158.
Pontoons 48, 51, 53-56, 65, 81, 92, 136, 142, 145, 147.
Pope, General John 37, 39-40, 177, 194, 197, 201.
Poplar Spring Church 168-169, 171.
Port Hudson 72, 90.
Potter, Brig-General Robert 120-122, 130, 141, 143, 148, 155-156, 164, 169-170.
Powder River (Country) 176, 194, 234, 236, 298, 302, 316, 320-321.
Powell, Major John Wesley 280.
Powell, Major William iii-iv, 160-162.
Price, Hiram 339-340.
Price, Lt. Butler 277, 330-331.
Prisoners ix-x, 19-21, 25-26, 31, 34, 60, 78, 90, 106, 109, 113, 121-122, 129-131, 134, 143, 177-179, 186-187, 192, 218, 225, 227, 230-231, 243, 273, 275-276, 344.
Provost Guard iv, ix, 20-21, 25-26, 32, 38, 49, 53, 58, 68, 75, 77-78, 109, 128, 143, 146, 193, 207.
Prostitutes (hooker) 68, 346.

 

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Railroad x-xii, Civil War 17, 30-31, 33-35, 38, 51, 53, 55, 61, 99, 106, 117, 134, 136, 145-146, 149, 154, 164-165, 168, 170-171, 179, 183, 186, 188. Post Civil War 191-192, 196, 204-205, 207-210, 216-217, 220, 235-236, 239, 244, 246, 261-262, 268-270, 272-273, 277-280, 282, 284, 292, 296, 316, 326, 329, 331-333, 336-341, 343, 359, 361.
Rawlins, John A 134, 244.
Red Cloud (Oglala Lakota) 199-200, 204, 216, 236, 240-242, 247, 250-251, 286-287, 289, 319, 328-329, 351.
Red Cloud Agency 279, 286, 289, 293, 300, 319.
Reconstruction 185, 191, 193, 196-197, 201, 204, 207, 268, 293, 323-324, 368.
Recruitment xi, 17-21, 33, 37, 103, 170, 177, 193-194.
Reno, Major Marcus 312-314.
Reservation 241, 269-271, 290, 296-297, 327, 330, 345, 353.
Reynolds, General John 34, 67, 76, 83, 87.
Richmond xi, 23, 31-33, 36, 51, 55, 61, 73, 78, 114, 116-117, 124-125, 134, 137-138, 145, 151, 175, 178-181, 187.
Rio Grande 334-335, 339.
Roman Nose (Northern Cheyenne) 195, 197, 210-212.
Rosebud 304, 306-307, 309-310, 312, 314, 322.
Roosevelt, Theodore 361-363.
Rosencrans, General William 42, 105.
Royall, Lt.-Col. William 308-309.
Royer, Daniel 354-355, 359.
Rynerson, W.L. 230.

 

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Sanborn, John B. 216, 231.
Sand Creek 194, 210, 235, 240, 243.
Santa Fe 227-228, 338.
Satanta (Kiowa) 215-216.
Saville, Dr. J.J. 279, 286.
Schurz, Carl Civil War 23, 83, 88; Post-War Politician 235, 240, 265, 324, 328-329, 332, 336, 361.
Schofield, General John 201, 344-345.
Secret Meeting 294-295, 301.
Secretary of the Interior 287, 294, 324, 339, 350-352, 356-357.
Sedgwick, General John 66, 76-77, 111, 117-121, 126-128.
Seward, William 38, 178, 185.
Seymour, Governor Horatio 49, 80, 96, 98, 102-103, 240.
Sheridan, General Phil xiv, Civil War 82, 126, 132, 136, 144, 163, 167, 173, 175, 179, 183-184, Post Civil War 192, 196, 201, 225, 238, 242-244, 270-272, 278-280, 289-291, 293-294, 297, 300-302, 309-311, 313-315, 319, 323, 325-326, 336, 342, 345-346.
Sherman, William T. Civil War 48, 72, 79, 95, 107, 111-112, 153, 163, 166, 177, 186-187, Post-War Army 191-192, 197-198, 200-201, 203-205, 209, 215-216, 225, 228, 231-234, 239, 242, 244, 250, 264, 280, 293-294, 297, 301, 314-315, 332, 338, 340-342, 345-346.
Shoshone 250, 296, 315, 317, 320.
Sickles, General Daniel 67, 76, 89.
Sigel, General Franz 39, 51, 67, 111, 132, 150-151.
Sioux 40, 176, 205-206, 212, 241, 248, 250-252, 272, 280, 283, 286, 289, 292-293, 295-298, 302, 307-309, 313, 315-316, 318, 321-322, 324, 326, 328, 330, 341, 351-355, 358-359, 362.
Sitting Bull (Hunkpapa Lakota) 237, 269, 279, 283, 293, 297, 299, 303, 306, 310, 323, 328, 340, 350, 353-357.
Slough, General John P. 83, 176, 194, 223, 230.
Smith, Commissioner Edward P. 279, 283, 286, 288, 292, 297-298.
Smith, Major-General William (Baldy) 66, 136-137, 139-141, 147, 156.
Smith, Commissioner John P. 297-299, 324.
Soldiers home 347, 349.
Spies 54, 64, 152, 164, 183, 344.
Spotsylvania Courthouse 124-126, 129, 131.
Spotted Tail (Brule Lakota) 199, 217, 289-290, 300, 319, 322, 324, 328, 351.
Stalwarts v. Half Breeds 336-337, 340-341.
Standing Rock 354-355.
Stanley, General David 268, 270.
Stanley, Henry W. 209, 212-213, 268.
Stanton, Edwin xii, 20, 30-31, 34, 37-39, 80, 98-100, 112, 163, 186-187, 191, 224.
State Militia (National Guard) 20, 22, 40, 46, 80, 97-98, 100, 102, 176, fn179, 257, 328.
Stoneman, General George 59, 73.
Stragglers 47, 49, 57, 75, 77, 89, 134, 143, 169.
Strikes, industrial 110, 360.
Stuart, General Jeb 34, 53, 80, 85, 89, 116, 125, 128, 132.
Suicide 15, 276-277, 310, 338, 366.
Sumner, General Edwin V 51, 56, 59-60, 64, 66.
Sykes, Lt.-Col George 88, 219, 335.

 

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Taft, President William 262.
Tall Bull (Southern Cheyenne) 210, 247.
Taneytown 85-87, 90,
Tappan, Col. Samuel 216, 231-232, 239.
Tarleton, Major Elisha 221-222.
Taylor, Nathaniel G. 216, 220-221, 228, 231, 236, 245.
Telegraph 75, 98, 137, 149, 171, 188, 200, 210, 251, 311.
Terry, General Alfred 201, 216, 289, 294, 297, 301-302, 310-311, 314, 316.
Thirteenth Amendment 177-178, 255.
Thomas, Major-General Henry 158-159, 162, 192, 197, 201, 255.
Thornburgh, Major Thomas T. 330-331.
Treaty-making abolished 256-257.
Treaty of Fort Laramie (1868) 198, 205, 217, 230, 234, 236-240, 253, 271, 277, 289, 293, 302, 325, 342.
Two Moons (Northern Cheyenne) 298-299, 320-321.

 

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Upton, Col. Emery 129-131, 142, 338, 340.
Ultimatum of December 6th 296-298, 315.
Ute 202, 296, 329-331.


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Veitenheimer, 1st Lt. Carl 249, 252, 257, 260-261, 268, 276.
Vincent, Col. Strong 88.
Von Herrmann, Col. Charles 250, 257, 267, 319, 330, 332.

 

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Walk-a-Heaps x, 196, 207.
Wallace, General Lew 175-176.
Warren, Gouverneur Governeur K. 106-107, 111, 117-121, 126, 128, 131, 136, 138, 141, 143, 149, 164, 168, 170-172.
Washington DC 24, 29, 33, 36, 39-40, 43, 46-47, 51, 62, 82, 85, 96, 104, 106, 134, 143, 150, 173, 185, 205, 231, 233, 241, 244, 250-251, 256, 286, 352, 359.
Washita 243, 247, 310.
Water xiii, 56, 154, 192, 207, 213, 224, 226, 228, 230, 284, 338.
Weaponry (rifles) 51, 130, 211, 227, 263, 309, 342.
Wheaton, Captain Lloyd 335, 340, 347.
Whiting, Major Charles 224, 230-231.
"Wild West" xi, xv, 192, 197, 252, 270, 293, 300.
Wilderness Tavern 76, 118-119.
Willcox, Brig.-General Orlando B. 118, 120-123, 126, 130, 141, 148, 161, 164, 168-179.
Wilson, President Woodrow 366.
Winchester, VA 49, 51, 80.
Wool, Major-General John 20, 23, 30, 93, 97-101.
Wounded Knee 352, 357, 359.
Wright, General Horatio 128-130, 139-140, 145.
Wynkoop, Major Edward 176, 194, 200, 205, 210, 212-215, 242-243.

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