A History of Oklahoma

A History of Oklahoma

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...years, when the Oklahoma country was settled in a day, a town was built near by, and, very appropriately, named Hennessey. It is situated in the northern part of Kingfisher county. teamsters were killed, was taken, tied to a wagon wheel and burned alive. The Cheyenne from the Darlington agency raided as far north as the valley of the Republican River, in Northern Kansas, in 1874. August 22, a party of hostile Kiowa and Comanche attacked the Wichita agency, killing several people and burning part of the buildings.t During the summer the forces of the regular army, under the command of Lieut. Col. John W. Davidson of the 10th U. S. Cavalry, were kept constantly on the move in an attempt to overtake and check the hostiles. but with very indifferent results. 167. A Winter Campaign.--With the arrival of autumn, when the Indians wanted to quit the war-path on their own terms and go to the agencies to draw rations and annuity goods, they found the tables turned. During the exceptionally severe winter which followed, the hostile Comanche and Cheyenne were kept constantly on the move, three squadrons of cavalry and one battalion of infantry under the command When the Cheyenne warriors left their reservation, the Osage were out on the Plains on a buffalo hunt. Their agent, I. T. Gibson, sent messages to the Osage-hunting parties, directing that they return at once to the agency. Before they could do so they met a party of forty white men, who were eager to avenge some of the savage misdeeds of the Cheyenne in Kansas. Four of the Osage who went to meet the party of white men were shot down in cold blood without the slightest provocation. The rest of the Osage, men, women and children, hurriedly jumped on ponies and fled amid a shower of bullets, leaving...show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236510038
  • 9781236510037