• 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 21. Snake War and Sheridan’s Campaign (1866–1869)
Chapter 21. Snake War and Sheridan’s campaign (1866–1869)
At Issue

The Snake Indians (Northern Paiutes) attacked miners in Oregon and Idaho Territory. In response, U.S. Army forces acted to confine them to reservations. Sheridan’s Campaign had much the same purpose: to force recalcitrant Cheyenne (mainly “Dog Soldiers,” aggressive Cheyenne warriors) onto reservations.

The Conflicts

During the Civil War, when the U.S. Army presence in southeastern Oregon and ...

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