Absaraka, Home of the Crows: Being the Experience of an Officer's Wife on the Plains

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U of Nebraska Press, 1983 - History - 284 pages
Carrington, like many officers' wives, kept a journal of her stay in the outposts of the West. She recorded her impressions of the scenery and the inhabitants of Absaraka-present-day Wyoming, Montana, and the western Dakotas. Wife of the commander of Fort Phil Kearny, she also recorded events that led to the Fetterman massacre.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER I
13
Absaraka described
20
CHAPTER III
29
Organization of the Expedition to Absaraka
36
CHAPTER V
45
Reminiscences of Ranching and old times on the route
55
Union Pacific Railroad to LaramieCourthouse Rock
64
CourtHous E Rock
67
CHAPTER XVI
141
CHAPTER XVII
150
CHAPTER XVIII
157
CHAPTER XIX
164
CHAPTER XX
173
Indian warfareThings a woman can learn when she
180
Indian arms habits and customsThe arrow beats
187
Massacre of Lieutenant BinghamAccounts given
194

Fort Laramie Council of 1866Its results foreshadowed
73
CHAPTER IX
82
CAMP PHISTERER CANoN
84
CHAPTER X
93
ReconnoissancesIndian messengersWarningsLoca
102
FoET PHIL KEARNEY 147
106
CHAPTER XII
110
CHAPTER XIII
119
CHAPTER XIV
130
Visit of InspectorGeneral HazenReinforcements
134
CHAPTER xxIV
200
SURRoun DINGS OF ForT PHIL KEARNEY
204
CHAPTER XXV
211
Comedy of errorsEnterprise of the pressTransactions
218
CHAPTER XXVII
226
CHAPTER XXVIII
237
CHAPTER XXIX
244
CHAPTER XXX
250
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