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Twenty-Five Years Among the Indians and Buffalo: A Frontier Memoir

William D. Street ; edited by Warren R. Street ; with an introduction by Richard W. Etulain
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Book
Published
Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, 2015.
Language
English
ISBN
9780700621712 (cloth : alk. paper), 9780700621668 (ebook)
Contents
  • Part I. Early years in kansas: 1861-1867
  • Boyhood becomes early manhood: 1861-1867
  • Frontier teamster: summer 1867
  • Part II. Nineteenth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry: 1868-1869 winter campaign
  • On the march to Camp Supply: October-November 1868
  • The balance of forces on the plains: 1868
  • Custer at the Washita: November 1868
  • Winter march from Camp Supply to Fort Cobb: December 1868
  • Arrival at Fort Cobb: December-January 1868-1869
  • Winter camp at Fort Cobb: January 1869
  • Winter march to the new Fort Sill: January 1869
  • Fort Sill: exploring the Wichita Mountains: January-February 1869
  • Fort Sill: Indian legends: January-February 1869
  • Fort Sill: a soldier's discontents: January-February 1869
  • March from Fort Sill to Fort Hays: February-March 1869
  • Fort Sill to Fort Hays: joining Custer's command: February-March 1869
  • Fort Sill to Fort Hays: Custer pursues Medicine Arrow: February-March 1869
  • Fort Sill to Fort Hays: Custer declines to attack: February-March 1869
  • Fort Sill to Fort Hays: white captives released: troops eat their mules: March-April 1868
  • Mustered out: following the family westward: March-April 1868
  • Homesteading in Jewell County: May 1869
  • Part III. Frontier patrols with the Kansas State Militia: 1869-1870
  • Company D patrols north central Kansas: May-October 1869
  • Contacts with settlers and Kansas Geological Survey: May-October 1869
  • My first buffalo kill: fall 1869
  • Discharged from the militia and trapping beaver: November 1869
  • Hunting and trapping forays: winter 1869-1870
  • Part IV. Jewell City beginnings: 1870
  • The Buffalo Militia and Fort Jewell: spring 1870
  • Jewell City celebrates the Fourth of July: May-July 1870
  • Organizing Jewell County: July-September 1870
  • Part V. Settling Smith County: 1870-1872
  • Locating townsites for Gaylord and Cedarville: September 1870
  • The first building in Gaylord: 1871
  • Organizing Smith County: fall-spring 1871-1872
  • Part VI. Following the frontier west to Decatur County: 1872-1873
  • Exploring Decatur County: fall/winter 1872-1873
  • Homesteading in Decatur County: winter-fall 1873
  • Part VII. Hunting and trapping adventures on the great plains: 1873-1874
  • An Omaha Indian buffalo hunt in northwestern Kansas: October 1873
  • On the range for buffalo, beaver, otter, and wolves: October-November 1873
  • More hunting adventures: November-December 1873
  • Buffalo camp on the Republican River: December 1873
  • Beaver trapping tactics: January-March 1874
  • Hunting and trapping on Big Timber Creek: March-April 1874
  • Hunting buffalo on the State Line Trail: April 1874
  • A prairie storm scatters the horses: April 1874
  • Two Lance's Lakotas visit the camp: May 1874
  • Buffalo hunting on the Republican and Big Timber: June-August 1874
  • A friendly parting of ways: August-October 1874
  • A moonlight hunt on the Republican: October 1874
  • Buffalo camp on the north fork of the Republican: October 1874
  • Part VIII. Life with the Lakota: 1874-1875
  • A visit from Sitting Bull and Big Horse: November-December 1874
  • Lakota neighbors on the Republican: December 1874
  • Lessons in tribal justice: January 1875
  • Storms in eastern Colorado: January 1875
  • Taking hides to Julesburg, Colorado: February 1875
  • Accused of stealing Indian ponies: March 1875
  • Hired to recover stolen horses: March-April 1875
  • Cheyenne massacre on the middle fork of the Sappa
  • Part IX. On the trail of horse thieves: 1875
  • Captured by horse thieves: June 1875
  • Hunting down the outlaws: summer 1875
  • The fate of the horse thieves: fall 1875
  • Part X. Two years as a cowboy: 1876-1878
  • An introduction to cattle herding: spring 1876
  • Herding for High and Mayfield and the Adair brothers: April-July 1876
  • Riding for Quinlan and Montgomery and Elwin Webber: summer-fall 1876
  • A big roundup on the Smoky Hill River: 1878
  • Driving a herd on the Great Texas Cattle Trail: July 1878
  • Giving lessons to greenhorns: August 1878
  • Headed home to a crisis: August-September 1878
  • Part XI. Cavalry messenger and scout: 1878
  • In pursuit of northern Cheyenne bands: September-November 1878.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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