Jim Bridger, Mountain Man; a Biography - Part 5: Chief of Scouts- Chapter 25 and 26 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 25, "The Cheyenne's Warning" There is a peace treaty council with the Indians, but there are more signs of impending war. At Bridger's Ferry, a man there reports that Indians have raided the ranch. The troops continue to Ft. Reno, where suddenly the alarm is raised of an attack. Some horses are stolen, and soon there are widespread Indian attacks. In July, Col. Carrington starts to build a fort on the Little Piney River. A bunch of still friendly Indians come by to warn of an impending attack if Carrington and the troops do not leave the area. An Indian chief gets up and complains about the encroachment of the whites on the Cheyenne and Sioux hunting grounds.

The next day, the Sioux run off a bunch of mules. An army group goes in pursuit...

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