Flashman and the Redskins - Part 2 The Seventy-Sixer, pgs. 211-249 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2 The Seventy-Sixer, pgs. 211-249 Summary

The 15th chapter begins Flashy's second American adventure. Elspeth is to blame for it, having developed middle-aged wanderlust. After living high in Boston and New York, they attend Philip Sheridan's wedding in Chicago. At the reception, Flashy finds himself chatting with men high-placed men in the Grant Administration: Sherman, Pope, and Crook. He innocently asks questions about the trouble brewing in the Black Hills after gold is discovered on the sacred lands of the Sioux, ceded to them by treaty. Sherman is indignant at the idea of doing anything for the "red brothers" who continue their violence and refuse to live on reservations. Only a handful, including Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull, are truly hostile. Flashy notes that if there are 46,000 armed Indians, that is double the size of the U.S. Army. Elspeth's appearance...

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