Jim Bridger, Mountain Man; a Biography - Part 5: Chief of Scouts- Chapter 22,23, and 24 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 22, "Powder River" As civilization disturbs game and Indian life, war breaks out again between settlers and Indian tribes. In Jan. 1865, Jim is summoned by General Dodge and put directly under Gen. Connor at Fort Laramie. Jim is paid well and has a group of scouts under him, and Gen. Conner brings Pawnee Scouts under Captain North as well. The Civil War is over and some of General Connor's troops have to be threatened with death to get them to march. Conner sets up Ft. Reno on the Powder River. Jim's scouts find an Indian trail and the Pawnee scouts make chase after the hostile forces. The Sioux Indians are doubly surprised that Pawnee Indians are overtaking them. They flee and the Pawnee scalp and kill 24 Sioux. The Pawnees celebrate with a victory dance and...

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