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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 20. War for the Bozeman Trail and Hancock’s Campaign (1866–1868)
Chapter 20. War for the Bozeman Trail and Hancock’s campaign (1866–1868)
At Issue

The influential Oglala Sioux chief Red Cloud resisted the encroachment of westward-bound white emigrants who traversed the Bozeman Trail. Even as federal treaty commissioners negotiated with the Oglala and their Cheyenne allies, the army, in Hancock’s Campaign, conducted a punitive expedition against the hostile tribes of the ...

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