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Beecher Island Battleground

Added by yongli on 11/05/2015 - 10:42, last changed on 05/11/2017 - 16:40
The Battle of Beecher Island­—which pitted American scouts against Cheyenne, Sioux, and Arapaho warriors­—was one of the most significant struggles in the Indian Wars that took place in eastern Colorado during the late 1860s. The battleground, located on the banks of the Arikaree River about...

Buffalo Soldiers

Added by yongli on 06/24/2016 - 15:38, last changed on 12/02/2016 - 17:01
The so-called Buffalo Soldiers were several African American cavalry and infantry regiments that operated in the American West during the late nineteenth century. While there is no evidence that the black troops themselves adopted it, the nickname Buffalo Soldiers is widely believed to have come...

Fort Garland

Added by yongli on 11/05/2015 - 15:53, last changed on 04/15/2017 - 16:28
The US Army operated Fort Garland in the San Luis Valley for twenty-five years, from 1858 to 1883. The fort was built to protect early settlers from Native American raids in the years before treaties, reservations, and removal made that mission obsolete. After decades of neglect, the fort was...
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