• Summary
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Political History of America’s Wars is the first reference work to explore the legislative, social, and policy aspects of America’s major wars, rebellions, and insurrections. This volume weaves together important primary source documents, informative biographies, and in-depth essays to provide coverage of the political antecedents, events, and consequences of America’s wars, from the American Revolution to Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Chapter 19. Cheyenne-Arapaho War (1864–1865)
Chapter 19. Cheyenne-Arapaho war (1864–1865)
At Issue

War erupted when Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians resisted the attempts of Governor John Evans of Colorado Territory to usurp mineral-rich tribal lands.

The Conflict

During the mid-1860s, Governor John Evans of Colorado Territory tried and failed to secure mineral-rich Cheyenne and Arapaho hunting grounds in exchange for the Indians’ removal to reservation lands and the grant of a government annuity. After exhausting ...

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