Texas - Study Guide Chapter X, The Fort Summary & Analysis

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Under President Grant, a new Pace Policy regarding the Indians is implemented in 1864. Missionaries are allowed to convert the Indians. Earnshaw Rusk is named as United States Indian Agent at Camp Hope. Rusk is a Quaker from Pennsylvania. The Larkins are Baptists who move onto Comanche land. Comanche Chief Matark holds a war council and decides to attack the settlement. Most of the people in the three hut settlement are killed, but others are taken prisoner. Captain George Reed is sent to erect a fort on the territory . The fort is named Fort Sam Garner.

The fort consists of a group of buildings. Many men bring their families with, such as Reed and Wetzel. The blacks in the unit are known as Buffalo Soldiers and there is some discontent among the wives because of them.

Rusk has the job of trying...

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