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One Thousand White Women Chapter Summary & Analysis - 29 January, 30 January, 17 February and 22 February 1876 Summary

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29 January, 30 January, 17 February and 22 February 1876 Summary

The Cheyenne have reached the deadline for moving to the agency, and Crook's army is just a few weeks away. Crook's Cheyenne scouts include Jules Seminole and Ada Ware's husband, who had gone to the agency in the fall. Crook's orders are to "clean out any hostiles" they find here, meaning, any Indian not enrolled with the agency. A military campaign with a life of its own, is already headed toward them. In John Bourke's letter, he tells May her people must quickly go south toward Fort Fetterman, flying a white flag at all times so they can be identified as peaceful. He assures her they will be safely escorted to the fort, and warns that all Indians will be considered hostile unless they are traveling south, flying the white flag.

They are all deeply shaken by Gertie's news...

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