The U.S. Army in Frontier Montana by Ronald V. Rockwell Price: $29.95
Paperback with 504 pages, 6 x 9, 34 b/w photos, 10 map(s), index, appendix,
This history of the U.S. Army in early Montana includes early explorations and surveys; efforts to secure the Bozeman Trail; the establishment of Fort Shaw, Fort Ellis, and the stationing of troops at Fort Benton (1867); and the subsequent establishment of Camp Baker (1870) and Fort Missoula (1877). The book also details life at the posts. A thorough description (including the rationale and consequences) of the Piegan (1870), Sioux of Northern Cheyenne (1876-1881), and Nez Perce (1877) campaigns is also featured. The U.S. Army in Frontier Montana:
offers a thorough discussion of the rationale, conduct, and aftermath of all U.S. Army campaigns in frontier Montana.
features thoroughly documented military history, utilizing records from the National Archives
includes first person accounts from army officers, enlisted men, and army scouts as well as officials of the Office of Indian Affairs.
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