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I. FORTS AND FRONTIER MILITARY

FORT LARAMIE

Tales of Old Fort Laramie

Fort Laramie and the Gold Rush

Fort Laramie Chronology

FORT BRIDGER: GLIMPSES OF THE PAST

FRONTIER FORTS: RANDOM OBSERVATIONS AND CONNECTIONS

CIVIL WAR-INDIAN WARS: A CONNECTION: THE CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR

MEDAL OF HONOR: DOUBLE WINNERS DURING THE INDIAN WARS

TROOPS IN THE WEST

BUFFALO HUNTS MAN

ROBERT E. LEE-EDUCATOR

 

II. EMIGRANT LIFE

THE 'WOMEN IN SUNBONNETS' ON THE WESTWARD TRAIL: FAMILIAR TASKS IN LANDS UNFAMILIAR

BIDWELL-BARTELSON: FIRST EMIGRANT TRAIN ACROSS SOUTH PASS

THE OREGON TRAIL SESQUICENTENNIAL: DAY BY DAY DOWN THE OREGON TRAIL

AN INTRODUCTION

APRIL

MAY

JUNE

JULY

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

TRAILS END

SOME TALES OF THE TRAIL REMAIN UNEXPLAINED: ONLY CONCLUSION. . ."I WONDER WHAT HAPPENED"

MANY EMIGRANTS SAW MANY BUFFALO ROAM

WESTWARD EMIGRANTS SAW ANIMALS STRANGE TO THEM

EMIGRANT CHILDREN

TAMING PETS ON THE TRAIL

BROTHERS IN THE WEST

 

III. FEDERAL INDIAN POLICY

FEDERAL INDIAN POLICY: BUREAUCRATS OR BULLETS?

INDIAN AFFAIRS DURING THE 19th CENTURY: AN AFTERWORD

 

IV. INDIANS AND EMIGRANTS

SAINTS OR SAVAGES: WHITE IMAGES OF INDIANS

THE HORSE INDIANS OF THE HIGH PLAINS

 

V. TOURS IN THE WEST

MOTORING THROUGH SCENIC COLORADO: A SUGGESTED TRIP TO HISTORIC SITES

SCENERY AND HISTORY ON WYOMING TRAILS

WHAT'S IN A NAME. . .A GAME FOR TRAVELERS: ORIGIN OF SOME NAMES ALONG THE OREGON TRAIL

 

 

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